We at Livermore Falls Police Department would like to welcome Officer Michael Pina back to our Full-Time ranks. Officer Pina just graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.
This program is 18 weeks long and is one of the last remaining "Stress Academies" in the nation. Meaning it is a lot like a bootcamp or recruit training. The program's instructors train the new Officers in many different aspects of our job including firearms, emergency vehicle operations, mechanics of arrest, restraint, and control, community policing, criminal law, drug interdiction, impaired driving enforcement, physical fitness, and many other topics. Even right down to how to wear a police uniform correctly and how to polish boots to a mirror shine.
Congratulations Mike!!! I personally take pride in this, seeing as you were the first Officer I had a part in training. Great job, we will expect a lot from you but we know you can handle it. Enjoy your weekend, you've earned it.