Non-Emergency: (603) 594-3500   •   For All Emergencies Dial 911

The Official Website of the Nashua Police Department - Nashua, NH - Chief
Andrew J. Lavoie



Position Description:

The Chief of Police is the ranking officer of the Nashua Police Department. As the executive and administrative head, he is responsible to the Police Commission for the proper functioning and effective management of the Nashua Police Department.


Relevant Work Experience: 

Sworn in as Chief On January 1, 2015– present

Hired in January 1987 and rose through the ranks being promoted to Sergeant in 2001, Lieutenant in 2005, Captain in 2007 and Deputy Chief in 2012. Served as Deputy Chief of Operations before being sworn in as Chief of Police. Served as a member and eventually commander of the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Also served as the Nashua Police Department representative to the NH anti-terrorism task force.



Professional Certifications/Affiliations:

-Member of the I.A.C.P. (International Association of Chiefs of Police)
-NH Association of Chiefs of Police
-Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association


Educational Highlights:

-Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western NE University
-Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Franklin Pierce University
-Graduated from 79th N.H. Police Academy
-Graduated from NE Command Training Program
-Graduated from POLEX (Police Executive Training) I&II affiliated with Penn State
-Graduated from FBI Executive Leadership Training


Community Service and Accomplishments:

-Recipient of the NPD Lifesaving Award -Recipient of the NPD Distinguished Unit Action Award
-Member of the Nashua Exchange Club
-Member of the Board of Directors for Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Support