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Scott Dunham

Scott Dunham is a 1989 graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and was with the Portland Police Department for 27 years, with the last 22 spent as a detective. 


He was assigned to the crimes against persons section of the Criminal Investigation Division, where he primarily investigated sexual assaults against children, as well as a variety of  incidents to include homicides, aggravated assaults, unattended deaths, and missing persons. Additionally, Scott ensured the local sex offenders maintained their registration status. 

He has taught criminal justice classes at Portland PD as well as at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for reserve officers. Scott is an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department at YCCC, as well as at SMCC. He's been a guest presenter at University of New England regarding computer crime, at the University of Southern Maine regarding sexual assaults, and at the University of Law in Saigon, Vietnam regarding Miranda rights.


In addition, Scott has served on the board of directors of Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, as well as being a mentor at SEALSfit, which is a program designed to help youth with self esteem. 

Scott is an ed tech at a local technical high school and teaches driver's education.                            

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