VASSALBORO, Maine — Maine’s 53 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, and some are likely to be on patrol during the Memorial Day weekend.
Attorney General Janet Mills was the keynote speaker at Friday’s commencement. State Police Trooper Recruit Gregory Roy of Lisbon Falls was the class valedictorian.
The new officers completed 18 weeks of study and training in such areas as criminal and traffic enforcement, sexual assault, domestic violence, first aid, firearms and crime scene processing.
Among the local graduates (by department) are:
Bangor Police: Officers Joseph D. Baillargeon, William K. Haefele, and Joshua J. Wotton
Belfast Police: Officer Daniel P. Fitzpatrick II
Bucksport Police: Officer Daniel M. Harlan
Caribou Police: Officer Corey J. Saucier
Ellsworth Police: Officer Andrew R. Weatherbee
Hancock County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Christopher R. Sargent
Houlton Police: Officer Kristin J. Calaman
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Justin S. Drake
State Police: Trooper Recruit Jonathan K. Russell, Woodstock
Millinocket Police: Officer Gary R. Lakeman II
Mount Desert Police: Officer Jacob E. Day
Newport Police: Officer Amanda L. Smith
Orono Police: Officer Daniel B. Merrill
Rockland Police: Officer Andrew L. Redden
Rockport Police: Officer Dana E. Smith Jr.
Southwest Harbor Police: Officer Aaron P. Arsenault
University of Maine Department of Public Safety: Officer Shane F. Hughes
Van Buren Police: Officer Dustin D. Charette
Waldoboro Police: Officer Michel P. Dutil
Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Gerald R. Lincoln Jr.