The Working Waterfront

New marine patrol officer for Jonesport-Beals

Posted 2023-05-12
Last Modified 2023-05-12

Ben Wiant of Romulus, N.Y. has joined the Maine Marine Patrol as its newest officer and will serve in the Washington County communities of Harrington, Jonesport, Beals, and Addison.

Wiant has completed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Law Enforcement Pre-Service Training Program and the Marine Patrol’s 45-day field training program.

Wiant brings experience in public safety to his position. From 2019-2020 he served as a Public Safety Ranger for the New York State Police. He conducted incident investigation, safety promotion, first aid, and traffic control.

From 2019-2021 Wiant also served as a security guard in the Carrier Dome, home to Syracuse University’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams.

Wiant received a B.S. in forestry resource management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2021.

“Officer Wiant’s patrol includes some of the busiest commercial fishing communities in our state,” said Marine Patrol Maj. Rob Beal.

“We’re pleased to have someone with Officer Wiant’s initiative join this patrol so we can carry on our strong Marine Patrol presence Downeast.”