By Lloyd Jones
BARTLETT — Sgt. Jamie Sheehy of the Bartlett Police Department has been selected to serve as a squad adviser at the New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy.
Squad advisers, according to Bartlett Police Chief Janet Hadley Champlin, are selected from police departments throughout the state. They must meet specific qualifications and undergo a competitive process.
Sheehy's service at the academy will be in addition to her duties at the Bartlett department.
Cadet training will take place June 24-30 at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord.
The Police Cadet Training Academy, according to its website, "is designed to help young persons aged 14 to 20 develop their skills and knowledge of law enforcement and to refine their life skills for the future. The academy is a series of one-week training sessions that progress over the course of three years, starting with the Basic Academy, Advanced, then Leadership Academy."
The Conway Police Department had two cadets — Brycen Hill and Henry Shaw IV, both of Conway — work for the department over the past two summers.
Both attended police cadet academy in Manchester in 2015 for a week of training with 100 other cadets from across the eastern region.
Shaw attained the second level of training last summer and was chosen as outstanding cadet from his class of more than 30. He received a plaque for his accomplishment.
"They only give out one award, and Henry was the unanimous choice of the 13 alumni cadet training officers," said Lt. George Walker of Conway PD. "We're very, very proud of both Brycen and Henry, and for Henry to get this award, it's very rewarding for everyone here."
Conway PD has had a cadet program off and on for more than three decades. Lt. Michael Santuccio of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office was a cadet with the department in 1984.
The New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy, an event of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, has an enrollment fee of $200 for the one- week, overnight program.
For more or to apply to the cadet academy, go to www.nhchiefsofpolice.com/calevents/cadetacademy.