|Student Job Shadow Program|
The Job Shadow Program is held for 11th and 12th grade students at Alvirne High School. The program was developed by Retired Officer Chuck Gilbert for students interested in the field of Law Enforcement. The student attends monthly classes throughout the school year. Topics include: Constitutional Law, Law Enforcement, Career Opportunities, Evidence Collection, etc. Field trips are arranged to Nashua District Court, and the New Hampshire Police Academy.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
program has been in place in Hudson schools since 1988.
Currently, all fourth grade students attend a five week program, which is
an introduction to the curriculum they will complete in the fifth
Perhaps the most successful and notable event for our younger residents is the annual Fright Night - a Halloween Party sponsored by C.H.I.P.S. which is open to all of Hudsonís children. As many as one thousand six hundred fifty people have attended the party at the Hudson Community Center where the children received Halloween bags, pizza, drinks, popcorn, and prizes while a DJ M.C.ís the event. The children participate in games, pumpkin painting, and costume contests and interact with the many police officers in attendance.
|School Resource Officer|
Alvirne High School is a comprehensive public high
school, grades 9-12, with an enrollment of 1550 students. After discussing
and planning, the police department and the school community developed a
proposal to fund and implement a School Resource Officer at the high
school. In September of 1997, Paul Balukonis, a Master Patrolman with the
Hudson Police Department, and former D.A.R.E. Officer, became the first
Police member of the faculty.