Students will receive a blended mix of traditional classroom instruction on laws and basic police techniques as well as hands-on training.  Additionally, students will be introduced to many of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Standards, providing students with an overview of a variety of aspects of police work, including:

  • Police Ethics

  • Use of force Training including OC (Pepper Spray) and Taser training, police baton (ASP) training, handcuffing and searching techniques.

  • OUI investigation, to include Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administration (SFST)

  • Traffic stops

  • Fingerprinting

  • Drug identification

  • Investigation.


Students will expand on year one topics while also being introduced to the following: 

  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

  • Maine criminal and motor vehicle code

  • Traffic accident investigation

  • Mechanics of Arrest, Restraint and Control (MARC)

  • Felony traffic stops

  • Evidence technician duties

  • Emergency management procedures

  • Courtroom testimony

  • CSI: crime scene investigation

  • Report writing

  • Firearms safety and proficiency, including a firearms simulator

  • Telecommunications dispatching and corrections

Second year students will also have the opportunity to participate in a ride along program with local Police Departments. 

Throughout the two year program field trips are planned to area colleges, the Hancock County Jail, courthouse, dispatching center, Maine Criminal Justice Academy graduation, and Maine State Prison. We also host a number of guest speakers that represent a variety of career fields in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

Credentials & Certifications:

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Dirigo Safety Training


Enhanced Articulation Agreements:

Husson University

Concurrent  Enrollment:

Eastern Maine Community College

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