VASSALBORO, Maine — Six new Maine Game Wardens graduated on Aug. 22 from the 2012 Maine Warden Service Advanced Academy in Vassalboro. The training first includes attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program to become certified as police officers. Then, game wardens attend the Advanced Warden Academy to continue with specialized training and learn skills pertaining to enforcement of recreational vehicles, crash investigations, search and rescue, public relations, and many other essential skills related to game warden work.
Commissioner Chandler Woodcock and Col. Joel Wilkinson addressed the graduating class and discussed the wide range of responsibilities and expectations of Maine’s newest game wardens.
Graduating wer Kim Bates, assigned to The Forks; Cliff Littlefield, assigned to Bucksport; Paul Mason, assigned to Beaver Cove; Sarah Miller, assigned to Charleston; Seth Powers, assigned to Patten; and Troy Thibodeau, assigned to Kingfield.