USM Public Safety

Sherrie De Long

Police Communications Supervisor

Office Location

USM Public Safety, Gorham



Academic Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, 1996


Communications Supervisor De Long is a Maine native but has not lived in Maine her whole life, she left to live on the west coast during high school. She worked for Bath PD as a dispatcher and reserve police officer from 1975-1979. She served in the US Navy from 1979-1988. During this time she was a Navy photographer, specializing in crime scenes, and photojournalists. She received a certification from Syracuse University in their Military Photojournalism program. 

In 1989, Comm Supervisor De Long joined the USM Public Safety team. It has been her pleasure to spend the last 30 years looking over the USM community: students, staff, faculty, and especially the men and women that make up our police department. 

Professional Activity


APCO- Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials

NENA- National Emergency Number Association



Emergency Medical Dispatch

Emergency Medical Dispatch Manager

Emergency Medical Technician

Communication Training Officer

Quality Assurance 

Communication Supervisor

FEMA- Emergency Management 

Institutes Professional Development series, 2012

Jeanna Clery Act Compliance, 2018

APCO Crisis Negotiation for Telecommunicators, 2019

Active Shooter Incidents, 2019