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

The Official Website of the Nashua Police Department - Nashua, NH - Chief
Follow Us:
Michael Carignan



After 26 years of law enforcement service, I am both proud and honored to have been selected to serve as the 35th Chief of the Nashua Police Department. I anticipate this new phase of my career to be both challenging and rewarding. Having been born and raised in Nashua, I have always admired the professionalism and excellent reputation this Department has displayed. As Chief of Police, I will ensure that we continue to move forward and remain an elite member of the law enforcement community.


It is critical to our success in maintaining the highest level of standards when hiring police officers and civilian personnel. We will continue to recruit the best candidates for our agency and for the citizens of Nashua. We believe that proper and current training is critical to maintaining the standard of service everyone in the community deserve. We will always provide the best training opportunities for our employees in order for them to achieve success. As part of this training, it is critical to include education on mental health first-aid and general well-being for our employees. I will strive to ensure that every employee is at their peak mental and physical health to perform their job.


To all the citizens and the stakeholders in Nashua, I am committed to providing you with the highest quality officers and employees in order to maintain your trust. It is important that every person who lives, works, or travels through Nashua feels confident that they can contact the Nashua Police Department to request help. They can be assured they will always receive a professional and best practice policing response. These standards are set and recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (C.A.L.E.A.), and are part of our daily operating standards.


As Chief of the Nashua Police Department, I will continue to strive for our agency to accurately reflect the demographics of the citizens we serve. I will encourage and seek out officers who reflect the many cultural groups who call Nashua their home.


Finally, you have my commitment to be a Chief of good character and to always maintain your trust. I am committed to make myself accessible to the public to openly discuss any issues or concerns. I am prepared to entertain any avenue to improve this department. I am honored to serve as your Chief of the Nashua Police Department.