BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Police Department announced Monday the recent graduation of five of its officers from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.
Four of the department’s five new positions are the direct result of a federal grant, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.
The officers completed 18 weeks of intensive training from the 18th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and have already started working patrol shifts. All five officers are assigned to individual field training officers who are veteran officers trained to work with new hires.
Once the new officers complete the training, which lasts about 12 weeks, they will be on their own to do their part in keeping Bangor one of the nation’s safest cities.
The department’s latest additions are:
• Ryan R. Jones, 35, who holds a bachelor’s international studies.
• Joshua R. Kuhn, 27, who holds a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Husson University and was born in Lake Forest, Illinois.
• Timothy Brown, 28, who was born in Millinocket.
• Kim Donnell, 30, who holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice.
• Kevin Murphy, 25, a graduate of Rockland District High School and the University of Southern Maine, where he earned a bachelor’s in criminology and a minor in American History.