AUGUSTA — Maine State Police graduated the 75th Recruit Training Troop Oct. 29, marking completion of a rigorous 10 weeks of intensive training in addition to an 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Two of the new troopers have Waldo County connections.

Trooper Mariah Gleaton of Troop B grew up in Palermo with her mother, Maroulla Gleaton, and stepfather, retired Maine State Police Detective Richard Phippen. After graduating from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, she earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2014.

Gleaton worked as an attorney for six years prior to joining Maine State Police “to serve a greater purpose,” according to a press release from the State Police. Gleaton is assigned to Troop B on I-295. She hopes to reduce the influx of drugs into northern Maine through interdiction work, and to decrease the number of intoxicated drivers by policing I-295. Eventually, Trooper Gleaton would like to join the Incident Management Team.

Trooper Dalton Favreau, Troop D, was born in Norwood, Massachusetts, and grew up in Brunswick. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014 and later attended Purdue University, where he obtained an Associate Degree in criminal justice.

Favreau is assigned to Troop D, covering Waldo County. Favreau’s aspirations for the Maine State Police are to become a drug recognition expert, join the State Police Impaired Driving Team, and become a K-9 handler.