Officer Matt S. Tobey has been named the new liaison officer for the Portland Police Sunshine Division. Officer Tobey has been assigned to the Emergency Management Unit since 2009, and started at Sunshine Division this month. He has extensive experience in community service, including volunteering as a mentor, youth sports and Boy Scouts. He has also actively participated in local food drives.
Officer Tobey steps in as Officer Phil Kent retires this month after 25 years of service to the citizens of Portland, including 7.5 years at the Sunshine Division. During his tenure at Sunshine, he has witnessed the economy decline and with it, sadly, the need for emergency food and clothing rise. When Officer Kent started at the Sunshine Division pre-recession, the organization was serving under 500