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Exeter Officer Graduate’s from the NH Police Academy
The Exeter Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of one of its newest officers from the New Hampshire Police Academy in Concord, NH. Officer Matthew Oppenlaender was part of the 158th class at the Police Academy and received his certification as a full time police officer during a graduation ceremony which was held in Concord, NH on September 14, 2012. The graduating class consisted of fifty police officers and NH state troopers from cities and towns throughout New Hampshire. While at the academy Oppenlaender received nearly 600 hours of classroom and hands on training in numerous aspects of police work.
Officer Oppenlaender prior to attending the police academy completed 12-week field training program where he was assigned to work alongside an experienced Exeter Police Officer who is certified as a field training officer.
Officer Oppenlaender was hired April 2, 2012 and is a 2006 graduate of Western New England University. He holds a Bachelors degree in history with a minor in criminal justice. He served four years in the US Army and currently is a member of the army reserves in Londonderry with the military police unit. He will be assigned to the patrol division when his training is complete