Trooper Promoted to Major Crimes Detective

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By Jayna Smith

 Maine State Police Major Crimes Detective Jason Fowler. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

The Maine State Police recently welcomed a new detective to its major crimes unit.  Jason Fowler was promoted last week to a Major Crimes Detective for the north division.  This area primarily covers northern Washington and southern Aroostook Counties. 

Detective Fowler has covered Washington and Hancock Counties for the last 7 ½ years while serving as a Maine State Trooper for Troop J.  As part of the major crimes unit, Fowler will be responsible for major investigations including homicides, suspicious deaths, and child abuse cases throughout his assigned region. 

Detective Fowler said he considered law enforcement at a young age, being familiar with the profession from an uncle who served as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer.  But it wasn’t until after he completed college in Rhode Island, earning degrees in theology and education, when he made his final decision on a career path, hired to law enforcement just after graduation.

Having been working the road as a police officer and then a state trooper for 18 years, Detective Fowler is anxious to begin focusing on the different investigations he will face.  “The biggest part I am looking forward to is just helping people,” he said.  “With some of the serious crimes covered, there’s a lot of hurt, and there’s a lot of serious situations there.”

Settling into his new position will be a big switch, he added.  “Working the road is something I’ve done for a long time, so it will be a big switch but something I’m looking forward to.”