June 12, 2009
Twelve students graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's Law Enforcement Pre-Service Program, also known as the "100-Hour course," held on the campus of the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Members of the graduation class are pictured here following their graduation ceremony on May 29. Pictured with the graduates are their instructors and personnel from local and regional law enforcement agencies. The "100-hour course" is required by the state of Maine as the minimum level of training for any part-time or reserve law enforcement officer. The course normally is offered at the Academy, located in Vassalboro, and at other sites around the state. Over the past four years, 84 students have graduated from the program held at UMFK.
Photo: (sitting l to r) Matthew Derosier from St. Agatha; Anthony Drouin from Turner, Maine; Justin Morin from Madawaska; Kevin Deschaine from Frenchville; Bradley Hubert from Augusta, Maine and Cyndi Tardif from St. Agatha (middle row: l to r) David Salkind from Easton; Danielle Levesque from Madawaska; Christopher Roy from Fort Kent; Tammy Smith from Fort Kent; Paul Roy from St. David; Chad Vaillancourt from Fort Kent; UMFK President Dr. Richard W. Cost; (back row: l to r) Assistant Professor of Public Safety Administration and Criminal Justice Dr. Tony Enerva; Sergeant Tom Pelletier, Maine State Police; Aroostook County Sheriff Jim Madore; Chief of Police Mike Bresett, Van Buren; Maine State Trooper Dan Marquis; Maine Criminal Justice Academy Chairman Brian MacMaster; and Lieutenant Darrell Ouellette, Maine State Police.