Manchester, NH – The New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2010 session.  Sponsored for the past 37 years by the New Hampshire Police Association and the New Hampshire Association of  Chiefs of Police, along with the Exploring Division of the Daniel Webster Council, the New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy offers young men and women ages 14 – 20 the opportunity to experience life as a police recruit.  This year, the weeklong Academy will take place at the Hesser College campus in Manchester, New Hampshire from June 26 – July 2.

There are three academy sessions held during the same week.  The Academy starts with the Basic Class, designed for the first time Cadet and is limited to 100 applicants.  The Cadet who returns for the second year attends the Advanced Academy.  This is limited to thirty-six applicants.  The third year Cadets are usually very serious about a pursuing a career in law enforcement and attends the Leadership Academy.  This is limited to twenty applicants. 

The Academy staff is all police officers from New Hampshire, whose time is generously donated by the Chiefs and Selectmen.  Training for all three class levels is conducted by the most prestigious law enforcement officials in local, county, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as professional from business, media and academia. The training has both physically and educational demands, the classroom topics are fascinating, and the discipline is motivating.  Registration deadline is June 10th, but applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis.

At the conclusion of the Academy, the staff awards two scholarships worth a total of $1,500 to students continuing their education in the law enforcement or criminal justice fields.  Also, Hesser College awards a $500 per semester scholarship to any Cadet Academy graduate who is accepted into the Hesser College Criminal Justice program.

Applications may be found on our web page at www.nhchiefsofpolice.com then click on Cadet Training Academy. On the website, you will also find a link to a segment from New Hampshire Chronicle from WMUR Channel 9, Manchester, NH.  Further information can be obtained from Chief Steven Marshall, Washington, NH Police Department, 495-3294 or nhpcta@nhchiefsofpolice.com, or your local Chief of Police.