One Municipal Drive, Derry, NH 03038 603.716.6808 

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


The 42nd  annual Cadet Academy is in the planning process.  Continue to check this page for information and registration forms. 


Read What Cadets & Parents Say About the Academy!
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See the videos- NH Police Cadet Training Academy Promo- produced by Tracey Communications
NH Chronicle segment from WMUR Channel 9, Manchester, NH.


Applications will be accepted until the following quotas are met:

Basic Academy- 100
Advanced Academy- 30
Leadership- 16

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 weeklong academy. Read a full history of the Cadet Academy (updated 03/01/12).

The Academy will be held in June 21-27 at a location to be announced. 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 fifteen 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 download financial aid applications for the Ofc. Rene Forcier Memorial Scholarship given by the Dunbarton Police Association, Ofc. Sean Powers Memorial Scholarships (2) provided by the Powers Family to current or graduated students from Hopkinton or Hillsboro-Deering High Schools, the NH Sheriff's Association Scholarship and an award provided by a generous donor family. The Nashua Police Explorer Post has provided funding for enrollment assistance youth in the City of Nashua who are part of the Explorer Post.

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
5 Halfmoon Pond Road
Washington, NH. 03280-3102

Staff of the 2013 NH Police Cadet Training Academy

From Front L-R:  Candi Garvin, RN, HIllsboro-Deering High School (Ret); Ofc. Melissa Hetrick, Hancock, Police; Sgt. Emily Cobb, Claremont Police; Ofc. Jaclyn Marquis*, Nashua Police; Lt. Jennifer Lemoine, Gorham Police; Chief Steven Marshall, Washington Police; Ofc. Jill Carroll*, Plymouth Police.

Middle L-R: Lt. Anne Gould, Rochester Police; Lt. Valerie Smith, NH Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement; Ofc. Bryan Bliss*, Windham Police; Sgt. Don Gendron*, Berlin Police; Sgt. Peter Beede* Moultonborough Police; Det. Mike Cassidy*, Concord Police; Lt. Pete Chierichetti, Plymouth State University Police;

Back Row L-R: Ofc. Kevin Landry*, Nashua Police; Ofc. Jacqueline Pelletier, Goffstown Police; Dep. Sgt. Ryan Kelly, Grafton County Sheriff; Lt. Pierre Pouliot*, Goffstown Police; Chief Sam Frank, Canaan Police; Det. Sgt. Justin Rowe*, NH State Police Troop-E;  Conservation Officer Glen Lucas* NH Fish & Game Department; Ofc. Josh Fisher*, New London Police. 

Not pictured- SSG Derek Atwood*, United States Army Military Police (on deployment in Afghanistan)

*- attended the program as a youth.

March 10, 2014


Selections have been made for the 2014 Leadership Academy.  I am happy to inform the following that you have been selected to attend the session.  We had more applications than we have class space for so it very important that that you promptly complete the enrollment process or advise us that you will not be attending so we can go to the waiting list and allow another Cadet to attend.


Chivell, Aran

Steinfeldt, Meredith

Cota, Joshua

Williams, Kasey

Lennerton, Allyson

Fiorentino, Anthony

Dalton, Timothy

Belouin, Kyle

Lawrence, Roger

Lelio, Danielle

Letorneau-Desmond, Jennifer

Stone, Jeffrey

Bergstrom, Nicholas

Pinault, Zachary

Cerullo, Gregory

Bruno, Ainsley


To complete the process, please follow the link: to the page to pay the enrollment fee.  NOTE- this is not a public page so you must click on the link, or enter the address in the address bar of your browser.  DO NOT enter this in a search engine, it will not connect you.


All payments must be received by close of business March 21, 2014.  After March 21 Cadets on the waiting list will be offered an opportunity to enroll.  Congratulations on your selection and I look forward to seeing you in June 2014.


Chief Steven Marshall

Cadet Academy Committee Chairman




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