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Aug 23, 2015 2:24 PM

NH police academy graduates 10 women in latest class of 39


CONCORD - A total of 10 officers in the latest N.H. Police Academy class are women.

The 'top recruit' award in this, the 167th class to graduate from the Police Standards and Training Council's academy, went to Officer Cheryl Trudeau of Manchester.

"She came in and impressed people right from the very beginning," said Manchester police Chief Nick Willard. "I think it's important that Manchester reflect the community it serves, so it's important to me that we diversify the ranks within the Manchester police department."

Manchester currently has 18 women on the force among 220 sworn officers. Two of the women are supervisors, including one who's a lieutenant.

NH1 will continue with part 2 of a special series, "The Recruit," on Thursday with a look at the training recruits go through to keep traffic stops from getting violent. Check back next week to learn more.


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