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Two Marine Patrol Officers Join the Ranks

Marine Patrol Graduates

Two new Officers have joined the ranks of the Maine Marine Patrol. DeniAnne Dow of Potsdam, New York (2nd from left) and Brandon Bezio of Ticonderoga, New York (2nd from right) were sworn in Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy by Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources Patrick Keliher (left). Welcoming the new Officers was Colonel Joseph Fessenden, Chief of the Maine Marine Patrol (right).

“I’m proud of these new Marine Patrol Officers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “By choosing to enforce Maine’s marine resources laws, they’ve made a commitment to protect our state’s precious natural resources and to support the hard-working, law-abiding Mainers who make a living on the water.”

“These new Marine Patrol Officers have a great career ahead of them as well as a tremendous responsibility,” said Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher. “They will develop a broad set of skills and knowledge that are unique to the Marine Patrol and will learn to work effectively in the dynamic marine environment and in Maine’s coastal communities.”

Both officers will participate in the Marine Patrol’s three-week training program which covers a range of issues from law to navigation before starting patrol duty. After completing the training program Brandon will patrol out of Port Clyde and DeniAnne will patrol out of Boothbay. The Maine Marine Patrol investigates and enforces marine resource conservation laws in Maine’s tidal and coastal waters.