Maine's 58 Newest Police Officers have Graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro

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VASSALBORO, ME. --Maine’s 58 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. The officers spent eighteen weeks in study and training and most will begin patrolling immediately, in time for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Falmouth Police Chief Ed Tolan was the guest speaker who reminded the graduates that they will be in the public eye until they retire. “You will be challenged, videotaped, criticized , and second guessed, but you are ready to serve your community. This is the greatest profession and people will lean on you for guidance, leadership and empathy, ” Tolan said .

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 ten State Police Trooper recruits, and Maine Marine Wardens, who will continue training with their departments before patrolling on their own.

The new officers are ( alphabetical by department):

1 Victor A. Barr II Androscoggin County Sheriff
2 Ryan D. Johnston Aroostook County Sheriff
3 Alishia A. Ledger Aroostook County Sheriff
4 Thomas J. Bosch-Willett Bangor Police
5 Monic E. Christian Bangor Police
6 Curtis R. Grenier Bangor Police
7 Robert W. Hallett Bangor Police
8 Edwin M. Lewis Bangor Police
9 Brady A. Smith Bar Harbor Police
10 Jonathan T. Guba Belfast Police
11 Peter H. Gilman Biddeford Police
12 Justin E. Lavertue Biddeford Police
13 Devon M. Spates Biddeford Police
14 Sophia J. Swiatek Bridgton Police
15 Nicholas C. Bedard Brunswick Police
16 Brandon T. Curtis Brunswick Police
17 Gerard R. LeMoine Caribou Police
18 Kevin T. Lemay Farmington Police
19 Keith R. Madore Franklin County Sheriff
20 Dustin A. Caron Freeport Police
21 Alicia M. Gordon Knox County Sheriff
22 Craig A. Morrill Lewiston Police
23 Andrew L. Levesque Libson Police
24 Jonathan M. Colby Lincoln County Sheriff
25 Darian J. Nadeau Livermore Falls Police
26 Curtis C. LaBelle Maine Marine Patrol
27 Tyler M. Sirois Maine Marine Patrol
28 Elizabeth P. Brunton Maine State Police
29 Daniel M. Murray Maine State Police
30 Mickael A. Nunez Maine State Police
31 Deanne Peck Maine State Police
32 Jeremy R. Pyburn Maine State Police
33 Kyle V. Russell Maine State Police
34 Sidney P. Stewart Maine State Police
35 Connor M. Walton Maine State Police
36 John C. Lewis Norway Police
37 Courtney C. James Orono Police
38 Trevor A. Duby Piscataquis County Sheriff
39 Tysen C. Ober Piscataquis County Sheriff
40 Michael T. Archibald Portland Police
41 Tonya L. Alexander Presque Isle Police
42 Matthew L. Brown Presque Isle Police
43 Addison, I. Cox Rockland Police
44 Aaron M. Schmitz Rockland Police
45 Christopher D. Miller Sabattus Police
46 Amanda J. Condon Saco Police
47 Aaron J. Erickson Scarborough Police
48 Sarah J. Fasulo Scarborough Police
49 Breagh M. Gomez Scarborough Police
50 Holly R. Thompson Scarborough Police
51 Tyler P. Lafreniere Somerset County Sheriff
52 Levi G. Soper Southwest Harbor Police
53 Daniel J. Landers Tuition - Knox County Sheriff
54 Brad M. Berube UMO Police
55 Cassandra L. McDonald Waldo County Sheriff
56 Matthew W. Carter Washington County Sheriff
57 Patrick M. Daoust Wells Police
58 Nicholas G. Matt Wells Police