The most recent graduating class at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy includes a number of officers working with local police agencies.

Sixty-one people graduated Friday at the academy in Vassalboro, and among them were sheriff’s deputies, game wardens and state police recruits. They completed the 18-week residential Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.

“Most will begin patrolling immediately, in time for Christmas-New Year’s Eve enforcement efforts,” according to a news release from Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

McCausland also said many of the officers will continue training in their own departments before patrolling alone.

Here are the graduates who work for area agencies:

• Augusta Police Department: Gregory T. McCarthy and Simon A. Yorks;

• Franklin County Sheriff’s Office: Brian A. McCormick;

• Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office: Jeremy A. York;

• Monmouth Police Department: Aaron M. Paradis;

• Oakland Police Department: Tanya A. Allen;

• Richmond Police Department: Christopher R. Giles;

• Skowhegan Police Department: Jacob S. Boudreau; and

• Somerset County Sheriff’s Office: Lucas T. W. Libby and Isaac J. Wacome.

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