On September 15, 2017 Retired Chief Stimson was recognized for his years of dedicated service to the Town of Newington, as the Town’s first appointed Chief of Police. Several of the present and former Board of Selectmen and Police Commissioners, along with some Town residents, attended the ceremony held at the Newington Police Department. Chief Stimson was instrumental in getting approval to have the police department built in 1989. The upstairs room was chosen as the Town’s Emergency Operations Center and it was determined that the EOC would be dedicated in honor of Chief Stimson. Chief Stimson is a graduate of the 25th NH Police Academy and the 139th Session of the FBI National Academy. Chief Stimson retired at the end of July 2001, after serving for 27 years as the Chief of Police for the Town of Newington.
Sergeant Michael Sullivan successfully completed the promotion process, which included an oral board, and after a meeting with the Newington Police Commissioners, he was promoted to Captain with the Newington Police Department. Captain Sullivan will be working towards obtaining CALEA accreditation for the police department.
Officer Brandon Smart recently competed with 2 other candidates for the position of Patrol Sergeant. After a rigorous written exercise and an oral board, Officer Smart scored highest of the 3 candidates. He was recently sworn in on September 5, 2017 by Chief Michael Bilodeau as the new Patrol Sergeant for the Newington Police Department.