AUGUSTA — Patrolman Megan E. Tribuzio of the Belfast Police Department has graduated from the 40th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. She was one of 57 graduates of the 18-week program.

The graduation ceremony, planned for Dec. 17, 2021, was canceled because a person associated with the academy tested positive for COVID. Criminal Justice Academy Director Rick Desjardins said, “The cancellation of the formal graduation doesn’t in any way diminish the achievements this class has made over these 18 weeks of rigorous training and we are all very proud of their commitment to the law enforcement profession.”

Officer Megan Tribuzio of the Belfast Police Department following her graduation from the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Source: Facebook

The BLETP is an intensive training made up of practical and academic training that prepares cadets for a career in law enforcement, and includes training on motor vehicle stops, defensive tactics, firearms training, and emergency vehicle operation and control. In addition to the training, cadets must meet a rigorous physical training regimen. Cadets spend five days per week on campus, returning home on weekends.

Belfast Police posted the following, with her photograph, on Facebook: “Officer Tribuzio did a great job at the police academy and we are all proud of what she has accomplished in the last 18 weeks. Please join us in congratulating Officer Tribuzio on her completion of this rigorous program.”