VASSALBORO Maine’s 50 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The new officers, who come from the local, county and state ranks, have spent 18 weeks at the academy in study and training. The graduation speaker was Kennebec County Sheriff Randy Liberty, who also serves as President of the Maine Sheriff’s Association. Among the many topics the officers studied were crime scene processing, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, traffic and criminal law, domestic violence and sexual assault.

The new officers are (listed alphabetically by department):

Nathaniel A. Alvarado Jr, James E. Burns Jr, Jeremy S. Caron, and John J. Hermanson Jr, Bangor Police

Judson L. Cake, Bar Harbor Police

Eric N. Bryan, Bath Police

Jason N. Couture and Gregory A. Jones, Belfast Police

Tom Chryplewicz, Boothbay Harbor Police

Zachary D. Caron, Brewer Police

Adam J. Ricci, Buxton Police

Timothy M. Dubois, Caribou Police

Warren P. Day and Sarah A. Turner, Eliot Police

Justin E. Blais and Ryan L. Wagner, Farmington Police

Colt C. Sleaster, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

Stephen T. Witham, Fryeburg Police

Ashley A. Cox, Kennebunkport Police

Timothy F. Mace, Machias Police

Craig W. Dyer, Madison Police

Ian W. Anderson, Brian A. Brodie, and Joel H. Tourtelotte, Maine Marine Patrol

Joshua J. Beal and Kyle A. Hladik, Maine Warden Service.

Robert A. Drouin and Derek W. MacDonald, Mexico Police

Eric J. Trainque and William A. Watson, Old Orchard Beach Police

Cody M. Haverly-Johndro, Old Town Police

Peter D. Wentworth, Orono Police

Brian A. Cashman and Christopher T. Gervais, Portland Police

Kaitlyn E. McLaughlin, Presque Isle Police

Scott A. Redmun II, Rockland Police

Cooper A. Plaisted, Rockport Police

Shawn D. Merchant, Southwest Harbor Police

Olaf P. Sigaud, Thomaston Police

Samuel C. Irish, University of Maine Police Department.

Timothy R. Carter, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Daniel C. Brown and Patrick G. Mank, Waterville Police

Kevin M. Schoff, Wells Police

Derek W. Daley, Wilton Police

Justin L. Hudnor, Windham Police

Alexander I. Jones, Winslow Police

David L. McKinnon, York Police

Benjamin M. Cyr and Tyler M. Dunbar, both tuition students from Husson University

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