New troopers graduate Maine Criminal Justice Academy
Maine’s newest troopers joined the State Police today in graduation ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. With Governor LePage looking on, the new troopers received their badges from the Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams. The new troopers have spent the past nine weeks in specialized State Police instruction and procedures and will now begin patrolling with a veteran trooper.
The chief told the new troopers that expectations for them were high. “You will see the best and worst of people and called upon to make decisions in a fraction of a second. The public expects nothing less,” Williams said.
The new troopers assigned to Troop D in Augusta, which covers Waldo County are Sarah Ferland of Winterport who graduated from Master’s Christian Academy; Nicholas Gleeson of Belfast, who graduated from Belfast High School and University of Vermont and served in the Army; and James Moore of Pittston, a Gardiner High School graduate and a former State Police mechanic.