Former Greenville area warden promoted
AUGUSTA — The Maine Warden Service promoted a 25-year-veteran of the service to the position of Lieutenant on Aug. 14 in Augusta. Lieutenant Dan Menard was selected to oversee one of five Warden Service divisions based in Sidney. Lt. Menard filled a vacancy created after Lieutenant Tim Place retired a short time ago after serving more than 31 distinguished years with the Maine Warden Service.
Menard has been with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife since 1993 when he began his career as a district game warden in Biddeford. In 1999, Lt. Menard was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served the Greenville region and eventually transferred to Aroostook County where he currently lives. Menard has served in many specialized capacities during his career to include being a K-9 handler, Incident Management Team (IMT) member, Critical Incident Stress Debrief (CISD) team member, cadre for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, cadre for the Advanced Warden School and has managed the process of hiring game wardens since 2008.
Menard is a graduate of Unity College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Law Enforcement. Lt. Menard continued his education during his game warden career to earn a Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as a Masters Degree in Business Science. Menard is also a graduate of the 2014 National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chief’s Leadership Academy held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia held at the National Conservation Training Center.
Menard rose to the top of a highly competitive promotional process and has now assumed full duties of his newly acquired position.