Michael Sauschuck has been with the Portland Police Department for nineteen years. Early in his career, Sauschuck spent five years in the Marines, ultimately attaining the rank of Sergeant. In March of 2011, then Lieutenant Sauschuck was selected as the department’s Assistant Chief, where he served as the department’s second in command and directly oversaw criminal investigations, uniformed operations, and emergency communications. He was selected as the department’s permanent Chief in January of 2012. In October of 2012, Sauschuck attended the FBI National Academy for Law Enforcement Leaders. He has worked in a variety of specialties including the crisis intervention team, special reaction team, and as a field training officer. Sauschuck also spent time as a Special Agent with Maine Drug Enforcement and as a Supervisory Special Agent supervising the Cumberland County Task Force. Sauschuck holds a BA in Criminology from the University of Maine. He is married to fellow Portland Police Detective, Mary Sauschuck.