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

 2017 Cadet Academy graduation photo

The 45th annual Cadet Academy will tentatively be held June 23-29, 2018 at the NH Technical Institute in Concord.  Basic session applications will be accepted until June 10, 2018.



Please indicate on purchase form which class
(Basic, Advanced, Leadership) to which the payment applies.


 Thank you to our Primary Sponsors-    

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  Oracle Corporation NH Interlocal Trust


Host Sponsor
NHTI- Concord's Technical College



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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 10,  2018.

Applications will be accepted until the following quotas are met:

Basic Academy-            73 enrollments remaining
Advanced Academy-     Class full, waiting list being compiled
Leadership Academy-   Class full, waiting list being compiled

 (current as of 04/24/18)

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.

Academy formation











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 Tuition Aid, Randy & Trish Loring of Concord, the Nate Berry Memorial Fund, the Amherst Police Department, 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 2017 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, and 4 of them have over 15 years of service.  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, Lt (Ret) Pierre Pouliot
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 2017 NH Police Cadet Training Academy

From Front L-R: Tpr. Anthony Pratt, NH State Police Troop E*; Det. Jaclyn McIver, Nashua Police*; Ofc. Jill Carroll, Plymouth Police*; Det Mike Cassidy, Concord Police*; Ofc. Melissa Hetrick, Dublin Police; Chief Jim Burroughs, Newport Police*; Ofc. Shawn Seymour, Newport Police*; Ofc. Jacqueline Pelletier, Goffstown Police; Candice Garvin, RN- Hillsboro-Deering High School (Ret); Lt. Anne Gould, Rochester Police; Sgt. Jamie-Lynn Sheehy, Bartlett Police; Dep. Pete Chierichetti Grafton County Sheriff's Office;  Det. Sgt. Justin Rowe, NH State Police Major Crime Unit*; Sgt. Valerie Crone, Sutton Police; Ofc Amanda Smith, Manchester Police; Tpr . Chris Ball, NH State Police Troop D*; Ofc. Josh Fisher, New London Police*; Lt. Emily Cobb, New London Police; Lt. (Ret) Pierre Pouliot, Goffstown Police*; Chief Sam Frank, Canaan Police; Sgt. Peter Beede, Moultonborough Police*; Lt. Valerie Goodno, NH Liquor Enforcement

*- attended the program as a youth.

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Tue Aug 14 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
August 14, 2018 General Membership Meeting
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September 2018 Executive Board Meeting
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November 2018 Executive Board Meeting