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A Message from the Chair 


I am honored to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.  The Board consists of seventeen members, five of whom serve by virtue of their public office.  The other twelve members are appointed by the Governor and include representatives from municipal, county, and federal law enforcement, state or country corrections, and five citizen members who are not and never have been a sworn member of a law enforcement agency.  This broad-based representation is intended to ensure that the best interests of the people of the State of Maine are served. 

The duties of the Board of Trustees include:  training and certification of all law enforcement and corrections officers in the State; establishing admission and graduation standards; certification of police chiefs, sheriffs and jail administrators; other training programs considered to be beneficial to law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and other criminal justice personnel; and establishing the minimum standards for mandatory law enforcement policies.  In addition, the Board is responsible for certifying instructors and courses for in-service and refresher training conducted for law enforcement and corrections personnel in the State.  Finally, the Board is responsible for the revocation or suspension of the certification of law enforcement or corrections officers who fail to meet training standards or who engage in wrongdoing.

The Board of Trustees remains committed to promoting the highest levels of professionalism in law enforcement and corrections and will continue to work proactively to serve the people of the State of Maine.  



Amy Berry, Chair
Board of Trustees





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