Nashua Community College developing new criminal justice program with help from police

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David Dinwoodie still remembers his time as a state police intern when he was a student at Saint Anselm College years ago.

It was 1988, and the northern town of Jefferson was plagued by a serial arsonist who set fire to brush, barns and inhabited homes for months. Dinwoodie’s internship sent him to the town with state police, participating on midnight patrols around the area.

“Even though nothing happened, my heart was pounding,” he said Wednesday.

Now, Dinwoodie is hoping his new job will let him give today’s students the same experiences.

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