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Interim Chief James DiGianvittorio "Chief Digi"
The South Portland Police Department welcomes James DiGianvittorio as its interim police chief.
Chief DiGianvittorio, or Chief DiGi, brings over 35 years of policing leadership and experience to South Portland after a career of service to the towns of Danvers and Middleton, Massachusetts.
Having retired after over a decade as Chief of Police in Middleton, he was quickly back on the job, serving as interim chief.
In addition to the experience of working up the ranks from officer to detective to supervisor, Chief DiGi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law Enforcement, as well as a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College.
Chief DiGianvittorio has served as the President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, as a member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), and on the standards committee for the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC).
Already we have discovered a perfect fit with SPPD’s long-standing support of the Maine Special Olympics, as the Chief is the Regional Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for all of the New England States.
As dedicated as he is at creating strong bonds with the communities he serves, and the officers he leads, the Chief is not without outside interests. A lifelong passion for cooking combined with a social media presence has allowed him to share his talents across the internet.
With Chief DiGianvittorio as interim police chief, the South Portland Police Department has positioned itself well to move forward as the search continues for a permanent police chief.
The men and women of our department are glad to have him.