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Maine Criminal Justice Academy graduation

Maine’s 60 newest police officers have 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. Among the many topics the officers studied were crime scene processing, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, traffic and criminal law, domestic violence and sexual assault. Most of the new officers will begin patrolling immediately, in time for Christmas and New Year’s enforcement efforts.
 
The new officers are – (listed alphabetically by departments) —
 
 
Reid A. Clark, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office
 
Pedro Becerra-Avilez and Christopher P. Saunders, Auburn Police
 
Brian A. Cronk, Daniel Perez, Shane O. Smith and Brandon A. Sperrey, Bangor Police
 
Nicholas A. Green, Bath Police
 
Victor E. Parker, Biddeford Police
 
Samuel R. Butler, Camden Police
 
Aaron M. Marquis, Caribou Police
 
Jesse A. Clement, Carrabassett Valley Police
 
Rafael M. Mendoza, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
 
Erick J. Halpin, Damariscotta Police
 
Patrick S. Roy, Eliot Police
 
Toni E. Ryan, Ellsworth Police
 
Blake M. Wilder, Fairfield Police
 
Curtis J. Picard, Fort Kent Police
 
William M. Janakis, Houlton Police
 
Garrett M. Clark and Andrew M. James, Lewiston Police
 
Joshua W. McKechnie, Lincoln Police
 
Stephen E. Gould, Livermore Falls Police
 
Nicholas A. Covell, Newport Police
 
Michael D. Mizzoni, Old Orchard Beach Police
 
Casey J. Ashey, Old Town Police
 
Dakota Dupuis, Orono Police
 
Joshua H. Daley, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office
 
Kari A. Kurth, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office
 
Ayaovi B. Alognon, Blake Cunningham, Kyle A. Knutson, Morgan G. MacLean, Brent M. Ross, Portland Police
 
Tyler G. Cote, Presque Isle Police
 
Lawrence G. Briggs, Rumford Police
 
Alexis D. Ivy, Saco Police
 
Adam M. Linden, Saco Police
 
Michael C. Bachelder and Christopher J. Viera, Skowhegan Police
 
Caleb R. Gray, South Portland Police
 
Donald R. Cowles, Topsham Police
 
Luis M. Rodriguez, Waterville Police
 
Kipp S. Bleicken and Julian G. Kingsley, Westbrook Police
 
Dale A. Martin Jr., Winslow Police
 
Joshua M. Hammond and Tyler W. Nadeau, Winthrop Police
 
Levi P. Johnson, York County Sheriff’s Office
Also graduating were eleven State Trooper Recruits who will now take part in an additional ten weeks of State Police training beginning in February — Nathan R. Bernier, Justin M. Carter, Travis R. Chapman, Sander M. Cowie, Matthew P. Curtin, Patrick R. Flanagan, Toral K. Nelson, Patrick T. Pescitelli, Tyler S. Plourde, Jacob M. Roddy and Richard E.A. Spicer.