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New Hampshire Police
Cadet Training Academy
a program of the NH Association of Chiefs of Police


The 44th annual Cadet Academy will be held June 24-30, 2017 at the NH Technical Institute in Concord.

Application Packet is ready for download, click here!


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Read What Cadets & Parents Say About the Academy!  

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See our videos-

Cadet Academy Promotional Video- Nashua High School South Senior Project by Emily Landry
NH Chiefs of Police Cadet Training Academy Promo-
produced by Tracey Communications
NH Chronicle segment from WMUR Channel 9, Manchester, NH
Merrimack (NH) TV Segment (aired 04/08/14)
Registration Day
Reporting to the Cadet Academy

Newspaper Articles-
Londonderry News 08/07/14
Londonderry News On LIne 08/2015


Basic applications will be accepted through June 1,  2017.

Applications will be accepted until the following quotas are met:

Basic Academy-      89 enrollments remaining
Advanced Academy- full class, no more applications being accepted
Leadership Academy- full class, no more applications being accepted

 (current as of 03/08/17)

The New Hampshire Police Association and the New Hampshire Chiefs of Police along with the Exploring Division of the Daniel Webster Council, have held a training academy since 1973. Young men and women, age 14 through 20 may attend the week long academy. Read a full history of the Cadet Academy (updated 02/23/16).

The Academy is usually run during the last full week of June at the Technical Institute with classes and the NH Police Standards and Training Academy.  It is a residential program requiring the Cadets to report Saturday morning and they are dismissed after graduation the following Friday.

There are three academy classes held during the same week. The Academy starts with the Basic class, held for the first time cadet and is limited to 100 applicants. The cadet who returns for the second year, attends the Advanced Class. This is limited to thirty applicants. The cadet who returns a third year, is usually serious about a career in law enforcement and attends the Leadership Class. This is limited to sixteen applicants.


During the course of the Academy the staff awards the $1000 Walter "Bud" Dockham & $500 John Osborne Memorial Scholarships to two cadets who are entering or enrolled in college. They also award the Edward Soucy Memorial Scholarship for a Basic or Advanced Cadet to return to the next session.

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Cadets wanting to attend, but needing assistance with the enrollment fees are encouraged to submit an application for one of several financial aid opportunities: The Ofc. Rene Forcier Memorial Tuition Aid given by the Dunbarton Police Association, the NH Sheriff's Association Tuititon Aid, the Croan/Bibeau Family of Washington, NH, Randy & Trish Loring of Barnstead and an award provided by a generous donor family.  THey are included with the application packet.

The training for all three class levels, is conducted by the most prestigious people in their fields. The training is demanding, the classroom topics are fascinating, and the discipline is motivating. Forms for enrollment are now on-line. Follow the links below and print the Academy Application form and have the medical/health forms completed by your physician (note that parental signature is also required). The NHPCTA has a long history of tradition and career development. Be a part of this experience.



Forward all forms to:
New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy
59 Main St.
Newport, NH. 03773


THE STAFF- The Staff of the NH Police Cadet Training Academy is made up of a very select corps of volunteer police officers from many NH local, county and state agencies, the United States Army Military Police, a school nurse and an EMT/Dispatcher.  Most of the staff is assigned by their agencies to the program for the week though some members take their own vacation time to be able to attend.  More than half of the 2015 staff attended the Cadet Academy as youth.  The current Commander, Lt. Pierre Pouliot of the Goffstown Police is the first former Cadet to become Commander of the Cadet Academy.  8 members have served on the staff for more than 10 years, 6 of them have over 15 years of service and 1 has been on the staff for 30 years.  Staff members are invited to the staff based on recommendation by current staff members.  Nearly all the staff members have been recognized by their agencies for service to the Cadet Academy.  Many members have received high recognition by outside organizations and the Exploring program from when the Cadet Academy was an Explorer Post. 

Those recognitions include:
New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Award- Sgt. Linda Elrick, Chief Vinnie Baiocchetti, Chief Steven Marshall
NH Police, Fire & EMS Foundation Dedication to Service and Lifetime Achievement Awards- Chief Vinnie Baiochetti, Lt. Pierre Pouliot, Chief Steven Marshall
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal- SSGT Derek Atwood
Scouting Silver Beaver- Sgt. Susan LeBel
Exploring Spurgeon Award- Lt. Pierre Pouliot, Ofc. Kevin Landry, Chief Vinnie Baiocchetti, Chief Steven Marshall
Exploring Golden E- Sgt. Susan LeBel, Ofc. Bill Mansfield, Chief Steven Marshall, Sgt. Ginny Kelly-Todd, Sgt. David Holmstock
Exploring Dedicated Service Award- Sgt. David Holmstock

Staff of the 2015 NH Police Cadet Training Academy

From Front L-R: Ofc. Melissa Hetrick, Dublin Police; Dep. Sgt. Ryan Kelly, Grafton County Sheriff's Office; Det MIke Cassidy, Concord Police*; SSGT Derek, US Army Military Police*

2nd row L-R Lt. Pierre Pouliot, Goffstown Police*; Ofc. Holly Callanan, Laconia Police; Det. Jaclyn McIver, Nashua Police*; Lt. Anne Gould, Rochester Police; Ofc. Jill Carroll, Plymouth Police*; Sgt. Emily Cobb, Claremont Police; Chief Steven Marshall, Washington Police; Sgt. Peter Beede, Moultonborough Police*; Sgt. Don Gendron, Berlin Police*; Dep. Pete Chierichetti Grafton County Sheriff's Office

3rd Row L-R: Conservation Officer Glen Lucas, NH Fish & Game Department*;Candice Garvin, RN- Hillsboro-Deering High School (Ret); Det. Sgt. Justin Rowe, NH State Police Major Crime Unit*;

Last Row L-R: Lt. Valerie Goodno, NH Liquor Enforcement; Ofc. Kyle Danie, Rochester Police*; Ofc. Josh Fisher, New London Police*; Ofc. Jacqueline Pelletier, Goffstown Police; Chief Sam Frank, Canaan Police;  

Not pictured- Ofc. Kevin Landry, Nashua Police*; Tyler Reidy- EMT, Grafton County Sheriff's Office & Campton-Thornton FIre Rescue*

*- attended the program as a youth.



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