June 30, 2006
The University of Maine at Fort Kent graduated 14 students from its Law Enforcement Pre- Service program at a ceremony held on June 28 in the University's Nadeau teleconference center.
The UMFK Law Enforcement program is an intense, 100-hour, two-week course offered in collaboration with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
Graduating students received a police officer training certificate from Mr. Jim Lyman, the Academy Training Coordinator for this region. UMFK President, Dr. Richard W. Cost and Lieutenant Darrell Ouellette of the Maine State Police, also were on hand for the ceremony.
The UMFK Law Enforcement course is equivalent to the Law Enforcement Pre-Service Program offered at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. It is intended to provide training and instruction to properly prepare students for tasks that are performed by local law enforcement personnel prior to being on duty. Students receive lecture-based modules, as well as hands-on training for some course content. Course instructors primarily are practicing law enforcement officers.