AUGUSTA – Dane Christianson of Readfield was sworn in by Major Thomas Santaguida as a deputy game warden at the Fish and Wildlife Department’s headquarters on Nov. 21. He will be assigned to Southern Division and will work under the supervision of Warden Kevin Anderson.

Christianson is self-employed. He is a graduate of Maranacook High School and is a registered Maine guide. He lives in Readfield with his two children, Shelea and Steven.

Warden deputies are volunteers who must be 21 years of age, sponsored by a warden and warden supervisor. They have passed the physical, written and oral exams, as well as a full background check and polygraph examination.

The need to have completed the reserve officer training program approved by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, attend all warden in-service training, qualify with a firearm twice a year, continue required training through the CJA. Each year they must work a minimum of 100 hours as a deputy.

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