Matt Wyman has recently been promoted to sergeant of the Maine Marine Patrol’s Section Three, which includes the stretch of coast from Waldoboro to Belfast.

Wyman has served in acting capacity as sergeant in Section Three for the past five months.

Wyman graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 2006, and began his career with Marine Patrol that year as an officer in the Vinalhaven/North Haven patrol. He transferred to the St. George Patrol in 2009 and back to the Vinalhaven/North Haven patrol in 2010 where he served until his promotion.

In 2019, Wyman began serving as back-up captain on the Patrol Vessel Guardian III.

The U.S. Coast Guard recognized Wyman for his participation in the Marine Patrol’s search for the crew of the fishing vessel No Limits, which sank offshore during the winter of 2014, resulting in the death of two crew members.

Wyman was also honored with the 2017 Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chief’s Award, which recognizes a law enforcement official for professional excellence. Wyman earned the award for his tireless work investigating resource violations and for his consistently high level of professionalism.

Wyman holds a U.S. Coast Guard 50-ton Captain’s License. He is a member of the Maritime Security Team and Whale Disentanglement Team. He has completed numerous training programs during his career, including wilderness first aid, air boat operations, drug identification and street investigations, as well as grant writing and the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation.

“Sgt. Wyman has a strong record of outstanding work during his career,” Marine Patrol Maj. Rob Beal said. “His commitment to exceptional work as an officer and boat captain, combined with his continual pursuit of professional development, establish him as a strong leader for Marine Patrol’s busy Section Three.”