Law Enforcement Instructor
Dave Socoby was born in Houlton and graduated from to Houlton High School. He worked in several small departments, one being the Maine State Police, where he retired in 2004. He also worked as a fish & Game warden in two states and was the department head in two small departments for a short time. While with the State Police in Maine, he was a road Trooper for 10 years. Dave taught at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for in-service classes and was a K-9 handler for several years. He was an agent for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency for 6 years and a Detective for 7 years, where he became an Evidence Technician. Dave handled all major crimes from homicides to child abuse and high level theft cases.