Published: 08/01/2022 16:47:41

Modified: 08/01/2022 16:44:32

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that the 118th Class of the Academy of Corrections graduated from initial training in a ceremony held at the Arthur Law Enforcement Training Center D. Kehas at the New Hampshire Police Training and Standards Board facilities. The graduation ceremony took place on July 22.

The eight-week academy provides new officers and correctional line employees with the tools and resources needed to work in a correctional environment. In addition to the new correctional officers, six correctional staff have completed the academy and will return to institutions as nurses, mental health clinicians, logistics staff, educators and more. All graduates have received a variety of training, including ethics, stress management, communications, smuggling, mental health, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, screenplays, and constitutional law. Additionally, recruited officers received approximately 40 hours of physical training, training in defensive tactics, baton and pepper spray certification, and laws specific to corrections. Upon graduation, recruited officers will undergo 2 weeks of post-academic firearms training before returning to their facilities across the state.

“We welcome these talented new employees to the Department and thank them for their dedication to service and public safety,” said Department of Corrections Commissioner Helen Hanks. “You will definitely make a difference in the world of corrections.

The Department of Corrections recruits correctional officers and other correctional line staff. Further information is available online at jobs.nhdoc.nh.gov. The next Corrections Academy is scheduled for September. Questions can be directed to our recruiting office at (603) 271-5645 or by email at [email protected]