Maine’s newest State Troopers have been told to become part of their communities and that they will see the best and worst of people during their careers. That advice was given from the Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, as he administered the oath of office to eight new troopers Friday.

Williams said, “Troopers need to become part of our communities. The person we give a ticket to on Monday may be sitting beside us at a ballgame on Thursday, so always treat people with respect and dignity.”

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The new troopers completed ten weeks of specialized training in State Police policies and procedures at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. This is in addition to the 18 weeks of training required for all Maine police officers.

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They will now team up with veteran troopers for 45 days before patrolling on their own.

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The State Police have a sworn compliment of 324 troopers, but the chief said there remain 24 vacancies in the department.

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Assigned to Troop F in Aroostook County:

Ryan Kilcollins from Mars Hill. He is a 2008 graduate of Central Aroostook High School and 2012 graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Kilcollins has been a dispatcher with the Public Safety Regional Communications Center in Houlton and is a former part time officer for Ashland Police and a part time deputy for the Aroostook Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan Kilcollins

Nathan Desrosier from Madawaska. He is a 2011 graduate of Madawaska High School and a 2015 graduate of the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Desrosier also has served as a reserve officer for the Fort Kent and Madawaska police departments.

Nathan Derosier

Caleb Adams is from Churchville, New York. He is a graduate of Morrisville State College and worked in the NY Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Conservation.

Caleb Adams

Assigned to Troop J in Ellsworth is Joshua Lander from Bangor. He is a 2002 graduate of Bangor High School and a 2006 graduate of Husson University. Lander most recently has worked in the private sector.

Joshua Lander

Assigned to Troop D in Augusta is Tyler Harrington from Richmond. He is a 2012 graduate from Richmond High School and graduated this year from Thomas College.

Tyler Harrington

Assigned to Troop C in Skowhegan is Tyler Maloon of Detroit, Maine. He is a 2011 graduate of MCI in Pittsfield and also a 2015 graduate of Husson University. Maloon is a former police officer in Clinton.

Tyler Maloon

Assigned to Troop B in Gray is Marcus Reny of Greene. He is a 2004 graduate from Leavitt High School and served in the US Marines as a sergeant.

Marcus Reny

Assigned to Troop A in Alfred is Tyler Martin from Sarasota, FL. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Most recently Martin served as a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in FL.

Tyler Martin

Information on a career with the Maine State Police is on their web site.