Personnel & Training

Officer training at firing range

P&T is responsible for all aspects of recruitment and hiring for police officers and Dispatch staff. This division manages all personnel files with the exception of health care and benefit information, which the city handles. One of the primary responsibilities of this division is to conduct on-going training for all employees. State law requires a prescribed level of mandatory training for police officers. However, the complexities associated with law enforcement in the 21st century require additional training in a wide variety of often complex and highly technical areas. P&T administers all promotional exams and testing processes. In addition, P&T also maintains multiple department police-specific training programs including firearms, defensive tactics, ASP, OC, defensive driving and CPR/First Aid.


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The courses listed in this Training Calendar are for LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ONLY

If you have any questions regarding these courses, please contact Lieutenant Chris Cummings at (603) 610-7508 or Personnel & Training Secretary Terry Barrett at 603-610-7428.



March 2018


“Lead, Follow, or get out of the way”

Date:  March 16, 2018

Hours: 0800-1600

Cost:  $219.00

Sponsor:  The Public Safety Group


Registration: Click Here



April 2018

Cell Phone Use in Drug Trafficking Investigation

Date: April 17 – 18, 2018
Hours: 0800-1500
$ FREE!!

Sponsor:  Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

Registration: Click Here


Bloodborne Pathogen Safety & Fentanyl Safety Training

Date:  April 26, 2018

Hours: 0900-1300

Cost:  FREE

Sponsor:  24 Trauma

Training Location:  Portsmouth High School, 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth, NH

Registration: Click Here



Behavior Recognition Training for Law Enforcement Officers

Date: April 30, 2018
Hours: 0830-1600

Sponsor:  Center of Nonverbal Communication


FOR SEATING: Please Contact: Carl Maccario

Phone: 781-333-0448


Checks payable to: Center of Nonverbal Communication P.O. Box 196, Nahant, Mass 01908


May 2018


Reid Interview & Interrogation Combined 4 day

Date: May 21-24, 2018
Hours: 0800-1500

Sponsor:  John E. Reid & Associates, Inc.


Registration: Click Here





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1190 Layfayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 433-3338
Mention Portsmouth Police Training when registering


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650 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH  03801
Phone: (603) 436-6363
Mention Portsmouth Police Training when registering


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