Senate Passes SB 114

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us


CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed SB 114. As amended, SB 114 requires that the director of the police standards and training council shall provide education and training to law enforcement officers on de-escalation, ethics, implicit bias, and cultural diversity. This language is consistent with the recommendations of the LEACT commission as well as the already in motion plans of the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council to provide this training.


After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) issued the following statement:


“I am extremely proud of today’s passage of SB 114 to codify the critical training recommendations of the LEACT commission. This work was done in conjunction with Chief Scippa of the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council and puts their already-in-motion plans to provide ethics, diversity, and de-escalation training into statute. While I would have liked to see the bill’s original text pass through as well, this is an important first step towards making New Hampshire a safer and more just place for all.”


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