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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Law Enforcement Officers Join Brewer High School Students For a Day of Learning

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced today that on March 21, 2019, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine the Brewer Police Department, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will present the TRUST (Teach mutual Respect and Understanding through SimulaTion) Program to about 40 Brewer High School students at Brewer High School, 79 Parkway South, Brewer.

“The TRUST Program arose out of the belief that young people and law enforcement officers can benefit from spending time together, discussing challenges and perspectives on law enforcement, and better understanding each other,” said U.S. Attorney Frank. “It is modeled on similar programs run by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices that have been successful in Alabama (Bridging the Gap) and Florida (Building Lasting Relationships).”

The half-day Program will start at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m. It will include: (1) presentations about investigating, prosecuting, and sentencing in criminal cases; (2) student role-playing exercises involving a call for service for a domestic disturbance complaint and a traffic stop; and (3) use of force simulations.

OPEN PRESS (except for the use of force simulations; simulator equipment will be made available to the press at the conclusion of the simulations).  Students with media permissions will be identified.

NOTE:  All media must RSVP to donald.clark@usdoj.gov, arrive by 9:00 a.m. and possess a government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maine is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. For more information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine, visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-me

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Contact: 
Daniel J. Perry Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated March 14, 2019