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For Immediate Release

December 1, 2017

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

New Hampshire Department of Corrections Academy Completed with 18 Participants

(Concord, N.H) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that the 106th 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 graduation occurred December 1, 2017.

The mandatory nine week academy provides the new employees with the tools and resources needed to work in a correctional environment. There were 17 new Corrections Officer Trainees and one Probation/Parole Officer who participated in the Corrections Academy. They will be assigned to the Department’s correctional facilities around the state.

Corrections Commissioner Helen Hanks welcomed the graduates to the team and reminded them that correctional employees are "more than just security.”

Commissioner Hanks stated, “We are the agents that motivate people to address long standing addiction issues, domestic violence behavior, attaining proper parenting skills, and many more areas or afflictions that are the route of the reason people end up incarcerated or under supervision.”

“If we improve one person’s behavior, we improve a family, we make a better friend, we create a healthier community and a better state. You have a mighty responsibility and I know you will do your very best every day to achieve it,” she concluded

The Department of Corrections is recruiting for new Corrections Officers and other staff. The official Department website outlines the requirements to become a member of the team. The information can be found here: Interested people 19 years or older may also call the Department’s recruitment office at 603-271-5645.

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