Officers to Graduate

12/15/2011 - Three Police Officers Graduate from Academy Friday

New graduates begin career with Portland Police Department

PORTLAND, Maine – This Friday, three Portland Police Officers will graduate from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy officially joining the ranks of the Portland Police Department. The officers, Kali Hagerty of Canton Michigan, Kristan Steele of Malden Massachusetts, and Edward Ireton of the New Hampshire marine patrol, were selected from a pool of more than one hundred candidates who had taken the Portland Police exam. Following their graduation, the officers will begin a fourteen week field training program during which they will rotate through a number of patrol teams before being assigned their own beat.

“I congratulate Portland’s most recent graduates from the academy, and thank these three for answering the call to serve our community,” stated Acting Police Chief Sauschuck. “Throughout your career you will experience incredible moments that will not only change your life but the lives of those you have sworn to protect.”

Kali Hagerty starts her career with the Police Department after serving for three years in the United States Coast Guard. She was first introduced to the department as a volunteer in at the Parkside Community Policing Center and is currently working towards a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern Maine. Kristan Steele was raised in both Malden and Boxford Massachusetts and earned her Bachelors of Science in sports management from Salem State University before joining the department. Edward Ireton is moving to Maine from New Hampshire where he previously served with the New Hampshire Marine patrol. Ireton earned a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Arizona State University.

When: Friday, December 16, 2011

10:00 AM

Where: Special Training Center, Maine Criminal Justice Academy

15 Oak Grove Road, Vassalboro