Two new Marine Patrol Officers will be serving in downeast patrols after being sworn in recently at the Department of Marine Resources Office in Augusta. Marine Patrol Officer Alison Gauvin has been assigned to serve in the Cobscook Bay/Lubec patrol and Marine Patrol Officer Owen Baertlein will serve in the Cutler patrol.
Officer Gauvin graduated from Simmons College in Boston in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. Prior to joining the Marine Patrol, Officer Gauvin served as a personal trainer at the Equinox Sports Club in Boston, and as a Fitness Supervisor/Strength Coach at The Windsor School in Boston. Officer Gauvin also served as a member of the Boston Renegades women’s professional football team.
Officer Baertlein earned a B.S. in Surveying Engineering Technology and Forestry from the University of Maine in 2020. Before becoming a Marine Patrol Officer, he served as a Forest Protection Officer, a Wilderness and River Ranger, and as a Recreation Technician for the U.S. Forest Service. He also previously served as a Laboratory Research Assistant at the University of Maine School of Forestry Bioproducts Laboratory.
They have both completed the Law Enforcement Pre-Service Course at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) and have begun the nine-week Marine Patrol Field Training Program. Currently, both plan to attend the 18-week MCJA Basic Law Enforcement Training Program in August.
“The downeast patrols that these new officers have been assigned to are very busy so were glad to have such capable new Officers working in these coastal communities,” said Marine Patrol Lieutenant Troy Dow. “I’m proud that we have been able to fill these critically important positions in Washington County,” added Colonel Jay Carroll. “These new Officers have the strong work ethic and drive necessary to support the vital commercial fishing industry downeast.”