NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Mass Sheriff Training Program at NECC



Students may have noticed a sheriff’s van driving through the quad on Sept. 9. On top of the Methuen Police Academy, NECC has now become home to the Massachusetts Sheriff Training Program. The Observer had the opportunity to speak with Commandant Michael McAuliffe and drill instructor Allysson Hernandez during the program’s move into the first floor of the Science building on the Haverhill campus.  The program officially started on Sept. 14.

The Methuen Police Academy has been moved into a few first floor classrooms in the Spurk building.

Enrollees in the Sheriff Training Program will park only in the furthest row in the Spurk building student lot and are required to purchase parking permits.

The class includes 31 recruits, eight of them female, training to become corrections officers.

Physical training will take place on campus, generally on the field in the quad.

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