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UMA’s Maine State Forum Series presents John Rogers, Director of Maine Criminal Justice Academy

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Training Law Enforcement Officers in Maine

The Maine State Forum series will host John Rogers, Director of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Hall Auditorium, Augusta campus.  Director Rogers will discuss current training programs for Maine law enforcement officers and corrections personnel. The series is free and open to the public.

The Maine Criminal Justice Academy offers basic training for Law Enforcement and Corrections personnel, as well as in-service training for law enforcement and correctional officers such as Supervisor Development, Executive Development and New Chiefs/Sheriffs Seminar.  The Academy also offers investigative courses in Intelligence Gathering, Interview and Interrogation, Police Photography, Evidence Collection, and Drafting Effective Search Warrants. Maine requires all its police officers be trained through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

The Maine State Forum invites prominent Maine policymakers to speak at the University of Maine at Augusta on topics of interest to the Maine community.  The questions and answer format after the presentation allows attendees to learn and interact with policymakers in the news.  The Maine State Forum is funded by a UMA Research and Innovation grant, and is coordinated by Assistant Professor Sharon McMahon Sawyer of the Justice Studies Department.  The series will continue through the spring semester with speakers in March and April.

NOTE: In case of campus closure for inclement weather, the presentation will be held on March 7, 2018 at the same time and place.