Maine’s 60 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. Among them is Samuel Butler of the Camden Police Department.

The new officers, who mostly come from the local and county ranks, spent 18 weeks at the academy in study and training. Among the many topics the officers studied were crime scene processing, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, traffic and criminal law, domestic violence and sexual assault. Most of the new officers will begin patrolling immediately, in time for Christmas and New Year’s enforcement efforts.

The new officers are – (listed alphabetically by departments) — Reid A. Clark, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office; Pedro Becerra-Avilez and Christopher P. Saunders, Auburn Police; Brian A. Cronk, Daniel Perez, Shane O. Smith and Brandon A. Sperrey, Bangor Police; Nicholas A. Green, Bath Police; Victor E. Parker, Biddeford Police; Samuel R. Butler, Camden Police; Aaron M. Marquis, Caribou Police; Jesse A. Clement, Carrabassett Valley Police; Rafael M. Mendoza, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Erick J. Halpin, Damariscotta Police; Patrick S. Roy, Eliot Police; Toni E. Ryan, Ellsworth Police; Blake M. Wilder, Fairfield Police; Curtis J. Picard, Fort Kent Police; William M. Janakis, Houlton Police; Garrett M. Clark and Andrew M. James, Lewiston Police; Joshua W. McKechnie, Lincoln Police; Stephen E. Gould, Livermore Falls Police; Nicholas A. Covell, Newport Police; Michael D. Mizzoni, Old Orchard Beach Police; Casey J. Ashey, Old Town Police; Dakota Dupuis, Orono Police; Joshua H. Daley, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office; Kari A. Kurth, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office; Ayaovi B. Alognon, Blake Cunningham, Kyle A. Knutson, Morgan G. MacLean, Brent M. Ross, Portland Police; Tyler G. Cote, Presque Isle Police; Lawrence G. Briggs, Rumford Police; Alexis D. Ivy, Adam M. Linden, Saco Police; Michael C. Bachelder and Christopher J. Viera, Skowhegan Police; Caleb R. Gray, South Portland Police; Donald R. Cowles, Topsham Police; Luis M. Rodriguez, Waterville Police; Kipp S. Bleicken and Julian G. Kingsley, Westbrook Police; Dale A. Martin Jr., Winslow Police; Joshua M. Hammond and Tyler W. Nadeau, Winthrop Police; Levi P. Johnson, York County Sheriff’s Office

Also graduating were 11 State Trooper Recruits who will now take part in an additional 10 weeks of State Police training beginning in February — Nathan R. Bernier, Justin M. Carter, Travis R. Chapman, Sander M. Cowie, Matthew P. Curtin, Patrick R. Flanagan, Toral K. Nelson, Patrick T. Pescitelli, Tyler S. Plourde, Jacob M. Roddy and Richard E.A. Spicer.