CONWAY P.D. GETS NEW CRUISERS, OFFICERS

by Christian Mower on September 26, 2012

THE CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS ADDED THREE NEW OFFICERS TO THE FORCE AND TWO NEW CRUISERS TO ITS FLEET.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS PATROL OFFICERS RYAN MACLEAN, CHRISTOPHER KROSKI AND SEAN BALDWIN HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED 14 WEEKS OF RECRUIT TRAINING AT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE ACADEMY. THEIR PROGRAM INCLUDED PHYSICAL FITNESS, HIGH SPEED DRIVING, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND COMMUNITY POLICING CONCEPTS.

MACLEAN GREW UP IN MASSACHUSETTS AND GRADUATED FROM ENDICOTT COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT. HE’S A FORMER ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR AT LESLEY COLLEGE.

KROSKI – A PENNSYLVANIA NATIVE – PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL FOR A YEAR WITH THE SEATTLE MARINERS BEFORE GRADUATING FROM SAINT PETERSBURG JUNIOR COLLEGE AND SERVING AS A DEPUTY SHERIFF.

AND BALDWIN – A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF BROWNFIELD, MAINE – GRADUATED FROM FRYEBURG ACADEMY AND ATTENDS KAPLAN UNIVERSITY.

SGT. GEORGE WALKER IS THE FLEET MANAGER FOR THE CONWAY FORCE. SINCE THE CROWN VICTORIA HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED, CONWAY HAS REPLACED TWO OF ITS HIGHEST MILEAGE CRUISERS WITH NEW FORD TURBO CHARGED POLICE INTERCEPTORS. WALKER SAYS THE NEW INTERCEPTORS GET ABOUT 19 MILES TO THE GALLON, WHICH IS MUCH BETTER MILEAGE THAN THE OLDER CRUISERS.

WALKER SAYS A PANEL OF POLICE OFFICERS HELPED FORD DESIGN THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE INTERCEPTORS THAT FEATURE SEVERAL SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS.

WALKER SAYS EACH CRUISER IS DRIVEN ABOUT 100,000 MILES EACH YEAR. THE SIZE OF CONWAY IS 87 SQUARE MILES.