AUGUSTA — The Maine State Forum series will host John Rogers, director of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Hall Auditorium, Academy Drive. Rogers will discuss current training programs for Maine law enforcement officers and corrections personnel. The series is free and open to the public.

The Maine Criminal Justice Academy offers basic training for law enforcement and corrections personnel, as well as in-service training for law enforcement and correctional officers such as supervisor development, executive development and new chiefs/sheriffs seminar. The academy also offers investigative courses in intelligence gathering, interview and interrogation, police photography, evidence collection, and drafting effective search warrants. Maine requires all its police officers be trained through the academy.

The forum invites prominent Maine policymakers to speak at the University of Maine at Augusta on topics of interest to the Maine community. The questions-and-answer format after the presentation allows attendees to learn and interact with policymakers in the news. The series will continue through the spring semester with speakers in March and April.

For more information, contact Sharon McMahon Sawyer at [email protected] or 621-3257.