Training Unit

The department established a Training Bureau in May of 2008. Within the Training Bureau there is a Use of Force Unit who facilitates various training classes throughout the year. The unit is comprised of certified instructors cross-trained in:

  • Active Shooter Response
  • Baton
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Firearms (Pistol, AR Rifle and Shotgun)
  • Less Lethal Impact Munitions (Bean bag shotgun)
  • OC Spray

Certified Officer Requirements

All certified full-time officers are required by New Hampshire Police Standards and Training to:

  • Attend eight hours of annual continuing education
  • Pass an annual firearms qualification course
  • Attend a 4-hour use of force presentation which must include an hour dedicated to discussing RSA 627:5 (Physical Force in Law Enforcement)
  • Pass a medical exam and physical fitness test based on the Cooper Aerobics Institute every three years throughout an entire career (hired after 2001)
Police Training