State Police conduct training at a number of levels. The Training Unit is comprised of a Lieutenant, five Sergeants, two Corporals and one administrative assistant. Operating out of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, this section is responsible for advanced training for new and current troopers, mandated and other in-service training, several canine training schools, as well as monthly canine in-service training for a number of local, county and state law enforcement agencies. The unit is responsible for firearms and other specialty teams in-service training. In addition, the training section oversees the complex application process and recruitment for new troopers.
The Maine State Police takes great pride in the process of developing, assessing, and improving how future Troopers will acquire their law enforcement education, skills, and abilities. The process of earning the title Trooper is rich in our history and, when achieved, leaves the individual feeling proud, inspired, and motivated to serve the Maine community.