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For Immediate Release

November 9, 2015

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

6 New Correctional Officers Graduate from 101st Corrections Academy

(Concord, N.H) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that the 101st Corrections Academy class graduated from the pre-service training at a ceremony held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council facility. The event occurred Friday, November 6, 2015.

The mandatory nine week academy provides the new employees with the tools and resources needed to work in a correctional environment. This class was made up of six Corrections Officers who will be assigned to the Department’s prison facilities around the state.

New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan was the keynote speaker to the small but enthusiastic graduating class.

The employees received training in offender management, inter-personal communication, emergency preparedness, The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), CPR, basic New Hampshire law, health and fitness, drug identification, medication principles, and a variety of other skills. They were certified in firearms, defensive tactics and in the proper use of oleoresin capsicum (pepper spray). They resolved a series of scenarios to simulate the unpredictable challenges that they will face daily behind prison walls.

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