New Hampshire Police Standards &
Training Council


The Police Standards and Training Council was created by the New Hampshire Legislature in 1971. It is the sole source of basic training, and the primary source of in-service training for all law enforcement officers in the State of New Hampshire.

The Council currently certifies almost 4,000 police officers, both full and part-time, employed by the state, counties, and municipalities, and trains or certifies almost 475 sworn employees of the Department of Corrections.

Chief Merrill Passing - We regret to announce the passing of Assistant Director Timothy J. Merrill on December 16, 2019, as a result of illness. Chief Merrill proudly served the citizens of Wakefield and the State of NH. The passing of Chief Merrill will leave a large void with all of us, but we will all remember his hard work, dedication and achievements to NH Law Enforcement.

Events & Meetings…

  • Council Meeting - February 25, 2020
  • Ground Fighting Techniques - February 3-7, 2020
  • Strangulation - Investigating the Perfect Weapon - February 4, 2020
  • Breath Test Operator Intoxilyzer - February 10, 2020
  • Firearms Instructor Recertification - February 14, 2020
  • Physical Fitness Testing - Administering - February 19, 2020
  • Breath Test Operator Intoxilyzer - February 24, 2020
  • Physical Fitness Testing Sessions 3 Year - February 24, 2020
  • Internal Affairs Investigations - February 26-27, 2020

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New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council
17 Institute Drive  |  Concord, NH 03301