(L to R – Lt. Steve St. Louis, Chief Richard Mello, Deputy Chief Phil Roberts, Officer Roberto Dourado and Lt. Rich Smolenski

On Friday December 16, 2016, Officer Roberto Dourado graduated from the 171st New Hampshire Full-Time Police Academy in a ceremony held at the Police Standards and Training facility in Concord. Officer Dourado is originally from Medford, Massachusetts and previously worked for the Transportation Security Administration in Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French.

The full-time New Hampshire Police Academy is 16 weeks in duration and consists of academics, physical fitness and hands on training. Recruits are instructed in various topics to include laws of arrest, search and seizure, motor vehicle law along with many other classes such as dealing with those suffering from mental illness. Officer Dourado is assigned to the department’s Patrol Bureau and will be completing Field Training in the near future