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Jobs & Training - 58th Maine State Police Training Troop
On August 14, 2007, four newly-hired Maine State Police Cadets began their training at the
Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.
Here they learned basic applications of law enforcement procedures, firearms, emergency
vehicle operation, Maine law, and many other aspects of the criminal justice career field.
On December 14, 2007 the four Cadets graduated the 18-week course and became certified law
enforcement officers in the state of Maine. They were also now Maine State Police Recruits.
Before the Recruits can become Maine State Troopers, they will have to endure nine weeks of intense
and demanding training at the Maine State Police Academy as members of the 58th Recruit Training Troop (RTT).
The new Recruits will spend the next four weeks learning about the mission of the various
Troops and Divisions throughout the State.
The first week of familiarization training was spent with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.
Here the recruits were able to ride along with a trooper from Troop K and conduct hands-on training concerning the
enforcement of commercial vehicle law. The recruits learned what constitutes a commercial vehicle, how much
weight these vehicles can legally load, how to check driver and company records to ensure compliance with Maine and Federal laws,
and how to inspect vehicles for safety deficiencies.
Once the Recruits are familiar with commercial vehicle enforcement, they will be assigned to a field troop.
Here they will ride alongside a Maine State Trooper and get a taste of what the life of a trooper is like.
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