VASSALBORO — Six game wardens have graduated recently from the 2012 Maine Warden Service Advanced Academy.

New wardens are Kim Bates of Caratunk; Cliff Littlefield of Morrill; Paul Mason of Monmouth; Sarah Miller of Bar Harbor; Seth Powers of Wiscasset; and Troy Thibodeau of Augusta.

The training first includes attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to become certified as police officers. Additionally, game wardens attend the Advanced Warden Academy to continue with specialized training and learn skills pertaining to enforcement of recreational vehicles, crash investigations, search and rescue, public relations, and many other essential skills related to game warden work, according to a news release provided by the Maine Warden Service.

Commissioner Chandler Woodcock and Col. Joel Wilkinson addressed the graduating class.

District assignments are as follows: Bates to The Forks; Littlefield to Bucksport; Mason to Beaver Cove; Miller to Charleston; Powers to Patten; and Thibodeau to Kingfield.

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