This morning, roughly 60 cadets crossed onto the grounds of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro for Day 1 of the 34th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP). This 18 week, residential, paramilitary academy is required training for all full-time law enforcement officers in Maine.
We are proud to share that our very own Officer Ryan Pynchon is a cadet in the 34th BLETP. Over the past four months, Cadet Pynchon obtained his pre-service law enforcement certification which allowed him to begin field training with us.
Thank you to the members of our department who worked with Cadet Pynchon to prepare him for the BLETP and beyond, including Field Training Officer/Fitness Coach Mazuzan, Field Training Officer Hendee, and Drill Instructor Burke. We also extend our appreciation to our brothers and sisters at the Portland Maine Police Department for hosting a regional pre-academy training program last week.
To Cadet Pynchon and all members of the 34th BLETP: work hard, have fun, and keep those boots shined!