Junior Trooper Academy applications sought



VASSALBORO — The Maine State Police will be hosting a three-day Junior Trooper Academy from July 16-18 for high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in learning about a career with the Maine State Police.

Lodging and meals will be provided at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro to those selected and invited from a pool of submitted applications.

There is no fee associated with the program, and overnight stay will be a requirement. Space is limited.

The curriculum is designed to provide an orientation to law enforcement duties specific to the state police, and the rank of trooper.

Some of the courses may include a K-9 demonstration, Overview of the Specialty Teams (e.g., Tactical Team, Underwater Recovery Team, Bomb Team, IMAT, etc.), Drill and Ceremony (marching), Introduction to Self-Defense, Felony Motor Vehicle Stops and Cruiser/Equipment Orientation.

Applications are due June 1. Questions can be directed to Melissa Weiner at the Maine State Police Training Unit by calling 877-8025 or emailing [email protected]

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