No fewer than five CMCC alums were among the graduates of the 33rd Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The graduation ceremony was held in December at the academy, which is located in Vassalboro.
This 18 week, residential, paramilitary academy is required training for all full-time law enforcement officers in Maine. Cadets learn the basic tenets of modern law enforcement, including the importance of chain of command, the principles of community policing, effective communications, report writing, problem-solving, ethical standards, and lifetime fitness.
The five CMCC alums who successfully completed the 33rd BLETP are Tyler Barnies and David Morin of the Auburn PD; Chelsea Merry, Somerset County Sheriff’s Department; Beth Nyberg, Brunswick PD; and Greg Mailhot, Sabattus PD. Beth was a General Studies student who also completed some CJ courses. The other four are graduates of the Criminal Justice program. David also completed the Advanced Certificate in Police Operations last year.