N.H. Department of Corrections Opens Next Corrections Academy

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #88 begins April 28, 2008. The pre-service training program will occur at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center and Campus in Concord and will be attended by twenty-five NH-DOC staff.

Upon completion they will be assigned to different prison or office facilities within the Department. The graduation ceremony will occur on June 27, 2008. The class is made up of eleven Corrections Officer Trainees and fourteen non-uniformed employees. Of the fourteen, two who will not interact daily with inmates in their office assignments will attend the first week orientation portion of the Academy only.

The remaining participants will receive training in offender management, inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues, and many other important skills. The new employees will resolve a series of scenarios to simulate the many unpredictable challenges that they face on a daily basis behind prison walls. The pre-service Academy also provides new employees with important information about the law and Corrections.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “The Corrections Academy provides new employees with the basic skills needed to work in a prison environment. I am pleased to welcome the new staff to the Department.”