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For Immediate Release

September 14, 2007

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

NH Dept. of Corrections Opens Next Academy

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #86 will begin on September 17, 2007. The eight-week pre-service training program will occur at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center and Campus in Concord (previously NH Police Standards and Training) and will be attended by thirty-six NH-DOC staff.

Upon completion they will be assigned to different prisons or office facilities within the Department. The graduation ceremony will occur on November 9, 2007. The class is made up of thirteen Corrections Officers and twenty-three non-uniformed employees. Of the twenty-three non-uniformed employees, twelve will attend the first week orientation portion of the Academy.

The other eleven non-uniformed employees will attend four weeks to include training for inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues as well as a wide variety of other skills. The new employees will resolve a series of scenarios to simulate the many unpredictable challenges that they face on a daily basis behind prison walls. The pre-service Academy also provides new employees important information about the law and Corrections. The uniformed staff will participate in the full eight weeks.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “The Corrections Academy provides new employees will the basic skills needed to work in a prison environment. I am pleased to welcome the new staff to the Department.”

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