New officer joining Marine Patrol in Lubec

LUBEC — Adam Atherton of Waltham will join the Maine Marine Patrol’s Lubec patrol in the spring after completing the 18-week Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s (MCJA) Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.

A graduate of Ellsworth High School, Atherton has served as a sternman on commercial fishing vessels, an automotive technician, a marine technician, boat builder and a high school wrestling coach. Atherton also served in the Maine Army National Guard as a cannon crew member.

Atherton will soon complete the MCJA’s Pre-Serving Training program and, after being sworn in by Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher recently, will begin the Marine Patrol’s 45-day field training program prior to entering the MCJA.

The Maine Marine Patrol is a bureau of the Department of Marine Resources that provides law enforcement, search and rescue, public health, maritime security and public safety services on Maine’s coastal and tidal waters. Information on job openings in the Maine Marine Patrol can be found online.

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