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D-F officer graduates from Maine Criminal Justice Academy

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VASSALBORO — Maine’s 62 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, including Stephen Garib of Dover-Foxcroft Police Department. The officers spent 18 weeks in study and training and most will begin patrolling immediately, in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve enforcement efforts.

Gov. Paul LePage was the graduation speaker on Dec. 14 and told the new officers, “This is a day you will never forget. You have been well trained and are physically and mentally ready to serve your communities, your counties and your state. Whatever challenges tomorrow may bring, you are ready to meet that challenge.”

The new officers studied many topics, including crime scene processing, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, traffic and criminal law, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Among the graduates were 13 Maine State Police trooper recruits and two Maine marine wardens, who will continue training with their departments before patrolling on their own.

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