MANCHESTER, NH–NH Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Dick Crate has announced the New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2016 session. Sponsored for the past 43 years by the New Hampshire Police Association and the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, 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 New Hampshire Technical Institute campus in Concord, NH, from June 25 – July 1. Major sponsors of the Cadet Academy are the NH Police Association, NH Interlocal Trust and Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. The Cadet Academy will accept any qualifying young adult regardless of where they reside.
The Academy consists of three academies. All first year cadets are assigned to the Basic Class which is limited to 100 applicants. The Advanced Academy is for cadets who return the second and that program is limited to 30 applicants. The third and final year is the Leadership Academy, made up of no more than 15 cadets who are usually very serious about a pursuing a career in law.
The Academy staff is made up of police officers from New Hampshire and the United States Army, whose time is generously donated by the Chiefs, Directors and Selectmen. The training which is both physically and academically demanding is conducted by local, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as professionals from business, media and academia. Registration deadline is June 20th, 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. There is funding offered by the Dunbarton Police Association, Sean Powers Memorial Fund, NH Sheriff’s Association and anonymous provider for assistance for applicants who may not be able to fully afford the tuition fee.
Applications may be found on our web page at www.nhchiefsofpolice.com then click on Events then 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 James Burroughs, Newport, NH Police Department, 603-863-3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or your local Chief of Police.
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