ROCKPORT — Rockport Police Officer Jeta Bixhaku, who began her position in July as a patrol officer, is featured in a news release Sept. 22 on the department’s Facebook page.
Bixhaku, originally from Albania, has lived in the United States since 2015.
According to Police Chief Randy Gagne, since Jeta joined the Rockport Police Department in July, she has rapidly been accepted by the fellow Rockport and Camden officers as one of their own.
“She has proved to be especially skilled in OUI detection, and her de-escalating techniques have been especially valuable when working in situations where mental health issues may be at the core,” Gagne said.
“Officer Bixhaku brings the skills learned from her time at the Rockland Police Department, and continues to hone in and grow her talents to best serve the residents of Rockport. She has recently finished field training and is now working independently,” he added.
She was recognized before the Rockport Select Board at a badge pinning ceremony Sept. 8. Members of the Camden and Rockport Police Department attended in support of the new patrol officer.
Bixhaku is currently working toward her associate’s degree in justice studies, and currently speaks four languages fluently.
She is looking forward to a future at Maine Criminal Justice Academy to obtain full certification, and a long successful career in Law Enforcement, according to Gagne.
Bixhaku can be reached at email@example.com.
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