The New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council, responsible for state certification and training of all police and State correctional and probation/parole officers in the State of New Hampshire, is located in a facility across the street from the Sweeney Hall.
Among the programs conducted by Police Standards and Training is the New Hampshire Police Academy, a residential, 12-week para-military training program that uses some of the facilities of NHTI at specific times, including the Capital Commons and the Dr. Goldie Crocker Wellness Center. The recruits who attend this program have been hired as police officers by a state agency or municipality, and attend this program to achieve certification and the right to serve as an officer. The recruits attending this program will be seen from time to time traversing the campus in formation, especially to and from meals at the Capital Commons. The recruits are always in the direct control of the Academy staff and would not normally have direct contact with the students or faculty and NHTI.