Two of three full-time officers at the Searsport Police Department will be moving on to new career opportunities, and both are expected to depart before the end of the year.

Sgt. Steve Saucier, who has been with the department since he started his career in law enforcement eight years ago, has accepted a position with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Jessica Danielson, who also began her career at SPD six years ago, is planning to relocate to Florida.

Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said this week it would be hard to see each of them leave, but he was happy that both officers found good opportunities to try new things.

LaHaye is planning a community gathering to see off the officers who began their careers with the Searsport department, and expects to have the details firmed up for that event in the coming week.