Police & Fire

Fort Kent welcomes new police officer

FORT KENT, Maine — The Fort Kent Police Department recently welcomed Officer Jack Maloney to the force.

Maloney, 22, of Concord, Massachusetts, joined the department this fall as a reserve officer.

The new police officer attends University of Maine at Fort Kent where he will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration.  

He has completed the Maine law enforcement pre-service training, a 200-hour course which includes 40 hours of online training, 80 hours of in-class education at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy at Vassalboro, and 80 hours of field training — which he performed with officers at the Fort Kent Police Department. 

Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier said the hiring of Maloney will benefit the community as well as the officer. 

“We’re really happy to have him on board,” Chief Pelletier said. “His enthusiasm is certainly an asset to our team. This will also be a great opportunity for him to gain some experience in a small town where we experience all aspects of policing.” 

Maloney said he decided on a career in law enforcement to be able to help others. 

“I like to be able to help people and serve the community,” he said. 

Maloney has a history of community service with his church in Massachusetts including work at the local soup kitchen. 

Officer Maloney’s parents are Andrea and John Maloney. His older sister is Annie Maloney. 

Officer Maloney lives in Fort Kent and has a 10-year-old Havanese dog named Milo. 

When not working or studying, Officer Maloney enjoys fishing and hunting.

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