Sunday, May 28, 2017

Maine Security Weekly Newsletter - 20170528

ME Inmates to be Released. Governor LePage is considering the release of Maine prison inmates. The move will relieve some over-crowding in Maine's prison facilities. Read more in "Maine's tough-on-crime talking governor to release inmates"Miami Herald, May 25, 2017.

Falmouth, Maine SEAL Remembered by NE Patriots. Kyle Milliken visited the New England Patriots training facility in August 2011. During a service for the Navy SEAL who was killed in Somalia the Patriots remembered Milliken. Read "Brady remembers SEAL, native son KIA", Boston Herald, May 27, 2017.

Terrorism in UK Affecting Events Here in Maine. The acts of terrorism occurring overseas are contributing to a higher level of caution here in Maine. Read more in "Maine venues beef up security after concert attack", The Washington Times, May 24, 2017.

"Click It or Ticket". Using a seat belt while driving is the law. Maine law enforcement officials are stepping up enforcement during the holiday weekend. See "Stepped up 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement begins in Maine",, May 22, 2017.

Pedestrian Safety Improvements Needed in Searsport. The town of Searsport is looking to fund safety improvements for pedestrians through the Maine Department of Transportation's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program. See "Searsport considers pedestrian safety improvements", The Republican Journal, May 21, 2017.

Paddlecraft Safety. Cold water, treacherous currents, and unpredictable weather will turn an outing on the water into a danger zone. 49 people were killed in recreational boating accidents in New England in 2016. This upcoming boating season the Coast Guard and State of Maine are focusing on paddlecraft safety. See "Coast Guard and state of Maine unified on paddlecraft safety", Press Herald, May 20, 2017.

Drug Smuggling by Substitute Teacher. A Mountain Valley Middle School (Mexico, Maine) substitute teacher has been charged with smuggling heroin and cocaine into Maine. Read more in a news report by the Press Herald, May 19, 2017.

58 New Police Officers in ME. The Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro recently graduated police officers from around Maine. See "Maine graduates newest police officers, deputies and troopers", Penobscot Bay Pilot, May 19, 2017.

Bowdoin College Security Officer Profiled. Read a news article about a college security officer - Sonny Toscano in "Safety, security and some music: Officer Sonny Toscano shares his life beyond the badge", The Bowdoin Orient, April 27, 2017.

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