Maine’s 60 newest police officers recently graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. The new officers, who mostly come from the local and county ranks, spent 18 weeks at the academy in study and training, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The graduation speaker was Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, who said, “The qualities that make a great officer are the same things that we admire in our best citizens. They are people who stay informed, stay involved in their communities and stay true to their values,” according to the release.

The new officers (alphabetical order by department):

Robert R. Mathieu, Augusta Police

Kyle A. Sheridan, Augusta Police

Nicholas W. Sterling, Augusta Police and tuition student, Husson University


Eric A. Lund, Bangor Police

Jordan C. Perry, Bangor Police

Travis C. Spencer, Belfast Police

Cory N. Tardif, Biddeford Police

Joseph O. Breton, Brunswick Police

Matthew D. Nicholson, Brunswick Police


Matthew G. Schmidt, Bucksport Police

Jeffrey A. Boudreau, Camden Police

Troy E. Reed, Carrabassett Valley Police

Tyler J. Maloon, Clinton Police

Brian M. Smith, Cumberland County Sheriff’s and Tuition Student

James P. Dotson, Damariscotta Police


Martin A. Harmon, Eliot Police

Derrick M. Doucette, Farmington Police

Jordan D. Brooks, Fairfield Police

Andrew J. Morgan, Franklin County Sheriff’s

Nathan C. Leger, Freeport Police

Ian S. Dunn, Gardiner Police


Nathan E. Therriault, Gorham Police

James A. Barnard, Indian Township Police

Jessica A. McCook, Indian Township Police

Kaitlyn C. Sawyer, Kennebunk Police

Daniel W. Place, Kennebunkport Police

Gregory J. Caldwell, Kittery Police


Cory R. Chamberlain, Lewiston Police

Kristopher L. Gagne, Lewiston Police

Justin D. Onofrio, Lewiston Police and Tuition Student

Ryan J. Chubbuck, Lincoln County Sheriff’s

Benjamin J. Burnes, Maine Marine Patrol

Rebecca T. Kavanaugh, Maine Marine Patrol


Adam M. Madore, Maine Marine Patrol

Theodore B. Cake, Mount Desert Police

Brian C. Pratt, Old Orchard Beach Police

Ryan C. Bailey, Old Town Police

Matthew R. McDonnell, Oxford County Sheriff’s

Gino P. Valeriani, Paris Police


Matthew J. Desroches, Rumford Police

James L. McLamb, Rumford Police

Dennis J. Mailman, Sabattus Police

Samuel T. Bennett, Saco Police

Christopher A. McGoon, Saco Police

Brian S. McNeice, Scarborough Police


Christopher B. Brown, Sanford Police

Randy M. Charland, Sanford Police

Paul M. Goldsmith, Sanford Police

Nicholas D. D’Ascanio, South Portland Police

Jacob D. Lachance, South Portland Police

Kristal L. Clark, Thomaston Police


Malcolm B. Marshall, Topsham Police

William H. Kulakowski, Tuition Student, Thomas College

Wiley J. E. McVety, Waldo County Sheriff’s

Christopher P. Spear, Waldoboro Police

Codey J. Fabian, Waterville Police and Tuition Student, Thomas College

Blaine R. Silk, Washington County Sheriff’s

Brett D. Tishim, Wells Police

Rance L. Mills, York Police Department & Tuition Student, Thomas College

Michael L. Taddei, York Police

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