Several York County officers are among Maine’s 60 newest police officers graduating from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro Friday. The new officers, who mostly come from the local and county ranks, spent 18 weeks at the academy in study and training. Among the many topics the officers studied were crime scene processing, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, traffic and criminal law, domestic violence and sexual assault.

“The qualities that make a great officer are the same things that we admire in our best citizens,” said guest speaker Maine Attorney General Janet Mills. “They are people who stay informed, stay involved in their communities and stay true to their values.”

The new York County officers are Cory N. Tardif, Biddeford police; Martin A. Harmon, Eliot police; Kaitlyn C. Sawyer, Kennebunk police; Daniel W. Place, Kennebunkport police; Gregory J. Caldwell, Kittery; Brian C. Pratt, Old Orchard Beach; Samuel T. Bennett and Christopher A. McGoon, Saco; Christopher B. Brown, Randy M. Charland and Paul M. Goldsmith, Sanford; Brett D. Tishim, Wells; and Rance L. Mills and Michael L. Taddei, York police.

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