Experience:   32+ years in law enforcement on the Chelmsford, Ma. Police Department, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant/Shift Commander. Duties included; patrol, crime prevention, detective, bicycle unit, boat patrol as well as traffic and safety.
Education/Credentials:  BS in Criminal Justice, UMass Lowell 1983 as well as MA Public Administration:Criminal Justice University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 1992.

Other Interests:
I am very active in my community, especially with issues dealing the elderly and those individuals suffering from diseases such as Alzheimers and Drug Addiction.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. Every year my husband and I travel on motorcycle to a part of the country and Canada that we have never been to.  In addition, I also teach for the Massachusetts Police Traning Council as well as being an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts @ Lowell. 
Email: gbeaudoin@sau8.org

Gail Beaudoin
​Instructor

Experience:  27+ years in law enforcement to include; 24 years with the New Hampshire State Police, 1 year with the New Hampshire Marine Patrol, 2 years with the Fremont Police Department, just under one year as a Court Security Officer for the US Marshal Service. Duties included Patrol, D.A.R.E. Officer, Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.
Education/Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, MA; Masters of Public Administration, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; One semester of law school, Massachusetts School of Law.

Other Interests: My two children; Cole who is age 13 and Laney who is age 12, surfing, skiing, fishing,hiking, running, biking, snorkeling and scuba diving, history, and “learn to do it yourself” home projects.

Email: earcieri@sau8.org

Ellen Arcieri
​Instructor

Criminal Justice

STUDENTS LEARN>>
Background Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminology, Ethics, Fingerprinting, Juvenile Justice, Patrol Procedure Exercises, Procedures, Professionalism, Report Writing, Tactical Scenario Training (new), Theoretical Roots of Crime

OPPORTUNITIES>>
Correctional Counselor, Correctional Officer, Drug Abuse Counselor, Federal Agent, Fish and Game Warden, Juvenile Probation Officer, Lawyer, Paralegal, Parole Agent, Police Officer, US Marshall
COLLEGE ALIGNMENT>>
NHTI: CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice*
NHTI: CJ121 Criminal Procedure*
NHTI: CJ123 Criminal Law*
CERTIFICATIONS>>
Homeland Security/Emergency Management (proposed)
RECENT DATA:
19 students passed Homeland Security's ICS-100 Incident Command Certification.

Students enrolled in 31 dual enrollment courses in 2014/15

PARALLEL EXPECTATIONS>>
SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES: Full Course Load Aligned to Preparing for a 4-year College 
SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES: Law, Sociology, Psychology, Fitness
CAREER HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS & ABILITIES: Effective Communication including Presentation Skills, Focus upon Physical Fitness

In our Criminal Justice program you will:
  • Engage in real-life, complex scenarios dealing with criminal investigation and emergency response.
  • Explore the “thin blue line” of law enforcement’s role in society.
  • Partner with local law enforcement and homeland security professionals to learn strategies on keeping our community safe.
  • Develop your mind and body using advanced self-defense tactics and fitness training based on formal police training.
  • ​​Recreate and analyze historical court cases that have redefined how criminal justice procedures work in the United States.
  • Practice the skills (as well as attend a national conference) of forensic science including: polygraphs, ballistics and interviewing.