Goffstown police chief announces retirement plans
Goffstown Police Chief Patrick Sullivan will leave his post on Jan. 5 after serving the community for 31 years. He has accepted a job as executive director of the New Hampshire Associaltion of Chiefs of Police. (COURTESY)
He began with the Goffstown Police Department in 1982 as a part-time officer, became a full-time patrolman in 1984, moved up the ranks and was named chief in 2008. He also served on the Attorney General’s office Drug Task Force for two years.
“If you work within the public service realm for 31 years you leave a legacy of dedication and service and that’s something everyone strives for. Chief Sullivan is one of those servants,” said O’Brien. “He’s been very pleasant to work with and it’s good to see someone have a healthy career and go out on top.”
“It’s a huge undertaking during disaster, ice storms and flooding to coordinate all those efforts, and it’s that collaboration between fire and police that makes it happen. Hopefully, his successor will be of the same mold,” said O’Brien.
Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, who also serves Goffstown, said he is sorry to see Sullivan leave.
“My heartiest congratulations to the chief for his 31 years of great service to the community. He has been a great friend and a wonderful law enforcement official. He’s done wonderful things for this community; 31 years is a long time,”said D’Allesandro.
“I think the dedication of the people who work here, the police, staff and dispatchers, there’s a concern that runs deep for the community,” Sullivan said.
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