May 30, 2020

Reno to speak at Maine Criminal Justice Academy

WATERVILLE — U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno plans to visit Maine this week to address a police academy graduating class.

Reno will be the keynote speaker at the graduation of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on Friday, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

In all, 34 police officers and sheriff’s deputies will be certified during the ceremony at Thomas College.

Some of the new officers were hired with funds from President Clinton’s crime package, which distributed money to more than 50 Maine towns to help put more officers on the streets.

Also attending the graduation will be Gov. Angus King, Maine Attorney General Andrew Ketterer, Chief Justice Daniel Wathen, U.S. Attorney Jay McCloskey and Public Safety Commissioner Alfred Skolfield.

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