New officer joins Fort Kent Police Department
FORT KENT, Maine — Folks may have noticed a new police officer patrolling around town.
Trevor Bellefleur joined the Fort Kent Police Department as a reserve officer on Friday, May 3.
“We are pleased to have Trevor become part of our team,” said Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier. “As a reserve officer he will be helping out with the schedule. He has prior experience with the Madawaska Police Department and has taken the basic law enforcement pre-service course
“He comes to us with some experience and with our present situation of low man power, he will surely be an asset to help us.”
Bellefleur, 23, is currently pursuing a degree in public safety from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He also works part-time as an ambulance driver for the Madawaska Ambulance Service.
Bellefleur said he enjoys working with the FKPD.
“The crew is amazing and I really like the town and the people; I’ve met a lot of the townspeople so far,” he said. “I like interacting with people and I like helping people.
“I am really impressed with the communication between the police department and the town,” Bellefleur said. “I will be walking down the street and people will stop me and talk to me and thank me for my service to the town. All of the kids really love all of the officers. The FKPD has a really good relationship with the public.”
The new officer currently lives in Madawaska with his parents, John and Debbie Bellefleur.
The department is still accepting applications for a full-time police officer.
Candidates will be required to successfully pass a background check; a medical, psychological, and polygraph examination; and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy alert test as a condition of employment, according to Pelletier.
For more information, call the Fort Kent Police Department at (207) 834-5678 or send an email to Pelletier at firstname.lastname@example.org.