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…

  • Next Council Meeting – January 28, 2020
  • Suicide: Understanding, Encountering, and its Impact - January 7, 2020
  • Firearms Instructor Recertification - January 9, 2020
  • Animal Cruelty - January 13-14, 2020
  • Breath Test Operator Intoxilyzer - January 13, 2020
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor - January 13-17, 2020
  • Physical Fitness Testing Sessions 3 Year - January 21, 2020
  • Breath Test Operator Intoxilyzer - January 27, 2020
  • Firearms Instructor - January 27-31, 2020
  • Crime Scene for the First Responder - January 29, 2020

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