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For Immediate Release

June 1, 2015

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

Department of Corrections Pre-Service Training Academy to Include 18 New Employees

(Concord, N.H) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that the 100th New Hampshire Corrections Academy began on Monday, June 1, 2015. A total of 18 newly hired Corrections staff are participating in the nine-week pre-service Corrections Academy held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center at the NH Police Standards and Training Council. This class includes 17 Corrections Officer Trainees and one Probation/Parole Officer.

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

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, report writing, search techniques and defensive tactics. All staff will be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of firearms, Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray), and use of batons.

Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn said, “We welcome these enthusiastic new employees to the Department and thank them for their dedication to state service and public safety.”

Upon graduation the employees will report to their assignments at the Department’s prison facilities and District Offices. The graduation ceremony will be July 31, 2015.

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