Future officers in pre-service training

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AUBURN — The Criminal Justice Program at Central Maine Community College has partnered with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy to offer the Law Enforcement Pre-Service program, also called the “100-hour course.”

The program is required by the state of Maine as the minimum level of training required of any part-time law enforcement officer. It is intended to provide training and instruction to prepare students for tasks that are performed by local law enforcement personnel.

Lewiston Police Officer Joseph Philippon was a guest instructor recently for the program. His topic was Maine Juvenile Justice.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from the academy. Instruction is provided by practicing law enforcement officers, instructors from the academy and Bill King from the criminal justice program at CMCC. There are 31 participants in the course, 16 of whom are students in the criminal justice program at the college.

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