Several local officers graduate Criminal Justice Academy
Maine’s 50 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. The officers come from the municipal, county and state ranks and completed 18 weeks of study and training. Among the training topics were criminal and traffic law, domestic violence, sexual assault, firearms, first aid, crime scene processing and emergency vehicle operation.
The graduation speaker was Auburn Police Chief Phillip Crowell, who also serves as President of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association. Crowell told the new officers, “You now begin a life of service in a career unlike any other. You’ve answered a calling to adversity and purpose, to danger and honor.”
The new officers included Dennis J. Remillard of the Searsport Police Department.
In addition, 12 State Police Trooper Recruits graduated including Sarah A. Ferland, of Winterport, and Nicholas M. Gleeson, of Belfast. The Trooper Recruits will now begin patrolling with a veteran Trooper and will attend another 10 weeks of State Police training at the police academy, beginning in February.