New Hampshire Police Standards &
Training Council


The Academies


New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council (PSTC) is located adjacent to NHTI - Concord's Community College at 17 Institute Drive in Concord, NH. The building was opened on October 25, 1983, and has had several additions since that time. The facility is a total of 77,000 square feet on 20.87 acres of land, and can accommodate over 100 people for overnight stay. Prior to the opening of the Academy, training was provided at Pease Air Base and other locations as space became available.

Every State Trooper, Conservation Officer, Liquor Investigator, Gaming Investigator, State Corrections Officer, Probation and Parole Officer, University Police Officer, Marine Patrol Officer, Sheriff or Deputy, City or Municipal Police Officer, full or part-time, in the State of New Hampshire receives their primary training and much of their in-service training through Police Standards and Training.

The academies are only open to those who have been hired to work as law enforcement officers or state corrections personnel in the State of New Hampshire. There are no tuition students.

On March 17, 2020 all training was suspended in Concord. A week later, academy training resumed using our existing distant learning technologies in a non-residential program during Covid. Today most of our academy recruits commute to Concord. Recruits use our online learning systems to download supplemental study materials, take exams, see evaluations of hands-on activities and provide opinions about the training they receive. Current academies are a blend of lectures and recruit activities designed to demonstrate and reinforce the basic skills of a new officer.


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