Rockland hires Belfast native as new police officer

Nov 10, 2017
Photo by: Rockland Police Department Mike Rolerson

Rockland — A Belfast native who grew up in a family of law enforcement officers is Rockland's newest police officer.

Mike Rolerson began work with the department Oct. 31, Police Chief Bruce Boucher said Thursday, Nov. 9.

Rolerson was born and raised in Belfast, where his father is a police officer.

Upon graduating from high school, Rolerson enlisted in the Marines, serving in the Pacific and deploying to the Helmand province in Afghanistan, according to the Rockland department's Facebook page.

While serving, he met his wife, also a Marine (military police); they married and had children. Among other awards, Rolerson earned the USMC's Good Conduct Medal.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, biking and watching movies.

"I grew up in a family of law enforcement officers, and have seen the impact that law enforcement can make on others. I have seen how much the community gives, and believe that it's my duty to give back as well," he said in a statement on the Facebook page.

Before being hired by Rockland, Rolerson worked for two years at a detention facility in Montana.

Rolerson said he decided to join Rockland because his friends in law enforcement spoke highly of the department.

Comments (9)
Posted by: Dale Hayward | Nov 22, 2017 14:33

Mister Leach: I have missed your continued degrading and arrogant postings.

Posted by: Dale Hayward | Nov 20, 2017 18:37

JIMMY THE LEACH: Here goes...Is this your chance to be a hero and stick it to me. Well Mr. Clinton I could care less what you think or say. Most of what you have said here is not true and that is respective of you I suppose. Please detail the incidents that I have run the code office ragged: Be specific as you must know both sides of every story. I voice my opinions for I believe in freedom of speech and there is plenty as far as I am concerned of incompetence and willful negligence and selective treatment of the citizens of Rockland. I do not know you and do not want to ever meet you. You would add not value to my life. I doubt very much that you are in a position to judge the personality of anyone whether that be positive or not. You should enjoy your opinion for it is worth a bucket of spit to me. Water off my back. Do you want to deal with the issues then listen to both sides, otherwise my advise is to shut up and go hide in a corner.

Posted by: James Clinton Leach | Nov 20, 2017 17:29

No one else will say it so here go's....Dale you make a lot of noise and waste City Goeverments time on insignificant mindless issues , you Sir waste our tax dollars by running the Code office ragged and sit back and chuckle ....about all you do is criticize this City and our employees and hunt down code violations or what you think are violations and send that department into a which hunt....A lot of time and energy with little result on your part, if you truely cared about Rockland you would be a positive influence not a negative one...You have the personality to lead to enlighten others you might consider a more uplifting approach....

James Leach



Posted by: Dale Hayward | Nov 12, 2017 19:51

Sandra, do you think I would???????????????   Thanks for giving that much credit. I do know how to handle such things and I did.

Posted by: Sandra Schramm | Nov 12, 2017 19:32

Seriously Dale, you reported what could be a serious offense with dangerous implications and sat back and waited almost two months?

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Nov 12, 2017 18:06

Dale: The statewide 24/7 hotline for reporting suspected elder abuse/neglect is: 1-800-624-8404

Posted by: Ron Hawkes | Nov 11, 2017 06:06

Dale -

Posted by: Dale Hayward | Nov 10, 2017 22:29

I hope things get better. I called the dispatch center almost two months ago to report an elderly neighbor possibly being abused and left word to have a Rockland officer/detective call me. Nothing to date. I sent an email to the Chief of Police on October 10th and no answer. Lost a lot of faith in our $2,000,000 department. What should i do next?

Posted by: Ron Hawkes | Nov 10, 2017 06:25

Congratulations Mike! Glad to have you in Rockland! You will be a great addition to the force!


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