Twenty Graduate from the New Hampshire Corrections Academy
(Concord, NH) On June 29, 2012, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections pre-service Corrections Academy ended with a graduation ceremony for twenty recently hired employees. Corrections Academy 94 ran nine weeks and all of the new employees reported to their assignments immediately. The Corrections Officers attended the full nine-week pre-service training while the civilian staff attended one or four weeks depending on their position.
The make up of this class included twelve Corrections Officers and eight civilian employees. Of the twelve Corrections Officers, six are assigned to the Northern NH Correctional facility in Berlin, five to the NH State Prison in Concord, and one to the Corrections Transitional Work Center in Concord.
The eight civilian employees include five Corrections Counselors/Case Managers, one Program Specialist, one Teacher, and one Senior Management Analyst.
The mandatory nine-week pre-service academy provided new staff with the tools to succeed as Corrections employees. The employees received training in offender management, inter-personal communication, emergency preparedness, CPR, basic New Hampshire law, health and fitness, and a variety of other skills. The Corrections Officers were certified in firearms and defensive tactics. They resolved a series of scenarios to simulate the unpredictable challenges that they face daily behind prison walls.