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Law Enforcement Alert Test offered at UMFK

April 10, 2006

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Individuals interested in taking the Law Enforcement Alert Test can have the opportunity to take the exam at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Monday, April 24 at 8:00 a.m. in Cyr Hall room 205.

The test is required prior to attending programs offered at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

The examination consists of two main sections. The first part of the exam consists of 60 questions that pertain to reading comprehension. The second part of the exam contains 100 questions dealing with writing skills. Both sections measure important basic abilities. A two hour time limit has been set.

"This fits in with our expansion of criminal justice and public safety outreach efforts at UMFK" said Dr. Tony Enerva, professor of assistant professor of public safety administration and criminal justice.

The cost of the Alert Test is $40.00 and a picture ID must be presented at the time of the examination. Registration deadline is Friday, April 21.

The Alert Test will be offered on campus twice a year and additional dates may be added, if there is a demand.

"In addition to the screening test, UMFK is expected to finalize an agreement with the academy, which will enable interested persons to complete the Law Enforcement Pre-Service Program at the Fort Kent campus. Currently, a person who wants to attend this training must travel downstate," said Donald Eno, coordinator of distance education and academic outreach.

To register or for more information contact Eno in UMFK's academic outreach office at 834-7835 or toll free at 1-888-TRY-UMFK.