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For Immediate Release

September 8, 2015

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

Department of Corrections Pre-Service Training Academy Begins

(Concord, N.H) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that the 101st New Hampshire Corrections Academy began on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. A total of seven newly hired Corrections Officers 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.

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, “While we are acknowledge that this is a small class, we are confident that these enthusiastic new employees are a dedicated group that positively represent the Department’s mission to provide a safe, secure, and humane correctional system.”

Upon graduation the employees will report to their assignments at the Department’s prison facilities. The graduation ceremony will be November 6, 2015.

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