New Marine Patrol Officer Zechariah Thomas (Contributed photo)

Zechariah Thomas from Phippsburg has filled a vacancy in the Maine Marine Patrol’s Bristol-Bremen patrol. A graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Service Training Program, Thomas will serve through the summer and fall and then resume his duties after graduating from the academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program, which begins in December and concludes in the Spring of 2020. 

Prior to joining the Marine Patrol Thomas served as a part-time police officer for the town of Phippsburg since 2016. 

Thomas has also served as a security officer for Bowdoin College, and as a class and squad leader while attending the Maine Youth Law Enforcement Academy in Vassalboro. 

Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Law Enforcement from Unity College in 2017, where he was on the Dean’s list all four years. Course work related to his new position in the Marine Patrol included Marine Law Enforcement, Environmental Law and Natural Resource Law. 

While taking part in the Pre-Service Training Program at Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Thomas received certifications in firearms handling and qualification, breath testing device operator training, and low speed emergency vehicle operations. 

The Maine Marine Patrol is a Bureau of the Department of Marine Resources that provides law enforcement, search and rescue, public health, maritime security, and public safety services on Maine’s coastal and tidal waters. For information on job openings in the Maine Marine Patrol visit 

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