Junior Trooper Academy

The Maine State Police will be hosting a three-day Junior Trooper Academy from Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday, June 29, 2023.  This is a Career Orientation Program open to any High School Junior or Senior who has a strong interest in learning about a career with the Maine State Police.  Lodging and meals will be provided at the MaineCriminalJusticeAcademy in Vassalboro to those selected and invited from a pool of submitted applications.  There is no fee associated with the program, and overnight stay will be a requirement.  Space is limited!

The curriculum is designed to provide an orientation to law enforcement duties specific to the State Police and the rank of Trooper.  Some of the courses may include a K-9 Demonstration, Overview of the Specialty Teams (e.g., Tactical Team, Underwater Recovery Team, Bomb Team, IMAT, etc.), Drill and Ceremony (marching), Introduction to Self Defense, Felony Motor Vehicle Stops, and Cruiser/Equipment Orientation. 

There will also be a familiarization with the role of a recruit in the academy environment as well as question and answer periods with Troopers temporarily assigned as support staff for the program.  The participants will also be provided with the information needed to pursue a career with the Maine State Police.

Our goal is to provide a program guided by the Maine State Police Core Values of Integrity, Fairness, Compassion, and Excellence in an environment that accurately portrays the professionalism and pride of the Maine State Police, as well as our desire and willingness to reach out to Maine’s youth, who are the future of this department.

Please submit the completed application and release form along with a 100-word essay on why you would like to attend this program and/or why you would like to be a Maine State Trooper by May 20, 2023 via mail (Maine State Police Troop G, 2360 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102) or email (jennifer.newendyke@maine.gov).  Questions regarding the program can be directed to Jen Newendyke by email or by phone at (207) 871-7755.

The Junior Troopers will be selected by June 2, 2023, and students will be notified by mail and email.