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Sheriff Joyce to lead Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

WESTBROOK (WGME) -- Incumbent sheriff Kevin Joyce will lead the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office for the next four years

Sheriff Kevin Joyce and his supporters enjoyed the moment Tuesday night at his campaign headquarters in Westbrook after a decisive victory over challenger Michael Edes.

Edes is a former state trooper and former president of the Main State Troopers Association.

Sheriff Joyce says the victory is sweet but he's aware there is work to be done

 I look at the election as all my employees get an evaluation and this is my evaluation by the public and by the people who work for me, said Joyce. I heard loud and clear some of the issues and we will sit down and talk about those because that's the only way we can move forward. So this is a good evaluation for me to tell what I did right and some of the things I did wrong.

Joyce says the biggest projects he's working on as he moves forward is moving the Sheriffs Department toward full accreditation as a law enforcement agency and also doing more to rehabilitate inmates with co-occurring disorders like mental health issues and drugs.

Joyce says Wednesday its right back to work on that and more