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For Immediate Release

January 14, 2013

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

New Hampshire Corrections Academy #95 Underway

(Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announced that the New Hampshire Corrections Academy began on January 14, 2013. A total of fifteen Corrections Officers Trainees are participating in the pre-service training required of all newly hired Corrections staff. The Corrections Academy will run for the next nine week and be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center at the NH Police Standards and Training Council.

The Corrections Academy utilizes a combination of classroom lectures, hands-on training and simulated scenarios to better prepare the employees to work in a correctional environment on a daily basis.

The employees will participate in a daily physical fitness exercise followed by classroom lectures on topics including offender management, offender classification, cross-gender supervision, investigations, New Hampshire law, communication, medical and mental health services, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, sexual harassment, suicide prevention, fire safety, radio procedures, and report writing, and defensive tactics. All staff will be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of firearms, Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray), and batons.

They will graduate from the Corrections Academy on March 15, 2013. Following graduation the employees will report to their permanent work assignments.

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