VASSALBORO, Maine — The Maine State Police will welcome six new troopers to the force on Friday afternoon at swearing-in ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

The hourlong event kicks off at 1 p.m., Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a statement. The troopers spent nine weeks as part of the state police 63rd Recruit Training Troop, and will start patrol duties alongside a veteran trooper later this month.

The new troopers and their assignments are: Michael Pappas, York County; Ben Campbell, northern Penobscot County; Bryan Creamer, Hancock County; Keith York, Washington County; Jesse Duda, Washington County; and Jared Sylva, southern Aroostook County.