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Chief of Police

Anthony Bean Burpee

Chief of Police

Police Department

Contact: a.beanburpee@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Chief Anthony Bean Burpee began his law enforcement career in August 1995 after being hired as a Corrections Officer with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in Maine. He remained there until being hired as a full-time patrol officer with the Kennebunk (ME) Police Department in August 1998. During his 16-year tenure with the Town of Kennebunk, Chief Bean Burpee held the positions of School Resource Officer, Juvenile Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Communications Commander, Public Information Officer, Training Supervisor, and Professional Standards/Criminal Investigations Division Commander. Chief Bean Burpee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and two Master’s degrees; one in Criminal Justice and one in Public Administration. From September 2009 through June 2014 he was a Criminal Justice adjunct professor at the York County Community College in Wells, Maine. He is also a certified Taser instructor. Chief Bean Burpee was appointed Chief of Police effective June 1, 2014, in Gilford.
Lieutenant

James G. Leach

Lieutenant

Police Department

Contact: j.leach@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY College at Fredonia prior to entering law enforcement. Since entering law enforcement I have attended many schools and training in topics that include; management, leadership and Use of Force instructor training. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Town of Gilford and its community as a Police Officer since 1991. In addition to taking an oath to protect and serve, I enjoy my job so if there is anything I can do as a Law Enforcement Officer for you, I promise I will do my best. I hold myself and those I work with to the highest standards.
Lieutenant

Kristian J. Kelley

Lieutenant

Police Department

Contact: k.kelley@gilfordpd.org.Elected Position: No
Lt. Kelley is a first generation police officer starting his career in law enforcement in 1999. Lt. Kelley has served in many capacities while working for the Gilford Police Department and is currently assigned to the Administrative Services Bureau. Lt. Kelley enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying all that the lakes region has to offer. The Members of the Gilford Police Department work hard every day to keep our community safe. Please remember we are here for you and ask the same in return. Making a community a great place to live and raise our families takes us all. Personal Message: "There is nothing impossible to him who will try" Alexander the Great
Sergeant

Corey J. O'Connor

Sergeant

Police Department

Contact: c.oconnor@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Sergeant O’Connor joined the Gilford Police Department in 2002. He is assigned to the patrol division. He has been a resident of the town of Gilford since 1980. Sergeant O’Connor is a 1997 graduate of Plymouth State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management Finance. Sergeant O’Connor has had many family members involved in law enforcement and is proud to carry on the family tradition. Away from work Sergeant O’Connor enjoys spending time with his wife Diana, and his three daughters, Kaelan, Brenna, and Layne. Sergeant O’Connor is an avid skier, mountain biker, and also enjoys lifting weights. Personal Message: Life is a learning experience. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but learn from them to become a better person.
Sergeant

Dustin H. Parent

Sergeant

Police Department

Contact: d.parent@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Sgt Parent grew up in Northern NH and moved to the Lakes Region after attending college in Southern Maine. Sgt. Parent started his law enforcement career as a part-time officer with the Loudon Police Department. One year later, Sgt Parent began his career with Gilford Police Department as a full-time patrol officer. After two years of service, Sgt Parent was partnered with K9 Agbar and remained the department K9 handler for the next eight years. Sgt Parent enjoys training with K9 Agbar, as well as spending time hunting and fishing. Personal Message Personal Message: "You can accomplish anything through perseverance and hard work."
Field Training Officer / Detective

Daniel P. O'Neill II

Field Training Officer / Detective

Police Department

Contact: Dan became a member of the Gilford Police Department in December of 2004. After graduating from Newport High School in 1997, he moved to Michigan where he attended and graduated from college (with a degree in Criminal Justice) and also met his wife. Family and a love for the area brought him back to New Hampshire. Today, Dan is currently a Detective and a Field Training Officer for the Gilford Police. Dan is a certified Glock Armorer, Firearm Instructor, PBT Instructor, and has received recognition for Life Saving while on duty. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his daughter Kendall, wife Julie, and his very personable golden-doodle named Mister Murphy.Elected Position: No
d.oneill@gilfordpd.org
Patrolman First Class

Douglas R. Wall

Patrolman First Class

Police Department

Contact: d.wall@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Field Training Officer Douglas Wall has been employed by the Gilford Police Department for 12 years and has over 18 years of Law Enforcement experience. Prior to coming to Gilford, FTO Wall worked for the Brookline Police Department, the NH State Prison, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department. FTO Wall also proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. FTO Wall is a member of the Honor Guard, is a Field Training Officer, and is a Firearms and Taser instructor. FTO Wall is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. In his off time, FTO Wall enjoys working out, target shooting and spending time with his son and friends.
Sergeant/Prosecutor

Eric T. Bredbury

Sergeant/Prosecutor

Police Department

Contact: e.bredbury@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I began my career in law enforcement in 1989 as a part-time Police Officer with the Sanbornton, New Hampshire Police Department. Later in the year, I started working for the Gilford Police Department as a full-time Dispatcher. I was later promoted to a full-time Patrolman. I am currently assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau as a Detective. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my two children. Personal Message: Believe in yourself and don't be afraid to follow the road less traveled.
Detective Sergeant

Christopher M. Jacques

Detective Sergeant

Police Department

Contact: c.jacques@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Sergeant Jacques started his career in law enforcement with the Gilford Police Department in October 2001, graduating from the 127th New Hampshire Police Academy. In July 2008, he was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. In February 2013, he was promoted to Detective/Sergeant. Sergeant Jacques oversees all the felony-level investigations within the Department, is responsible for the processing, handling, and storage of physical evidence, and works closely with outside agencies to include the Belknap County Attorney, New Hampshire State Police Narcotics and Investigations Unit, New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force and other local departments. Sergeant Jacques is a Technical Accident Reconstructionist and is also member of the Belknap Regional Accident Investigation Team. Born and raised in the Lakes Region, Sergeant Jacques attended Bishop Brady in Concord and graduated in 1994. He is married and has two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys a wide variety of music, movies, hunting, fishing, or enjoying the outdoors however he can. Personal Message: "He looked my right in the eyes, direct and concise, to remind me to always do what's right." - Scott Stapp, Creed
Patrol Officer

Adam P. VanSteensburg

Patrol Officer

Police Department

Contact: a.vansteensburg@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I am originally from Somerville, Massachusetts were I was born and raised. Since I was five years old I have spent every summer in the Lakes Region. Falling in love with the area, I moved to the Lakes Region permanently in 1998. Following a lifelong dream, I became a Police Officer with the Gilford Police Department in November 2009. In May of 2012 I was given the honor of becoming the departments K9 Handler. I also serve as a member of the departments Honor Guard Unit. My K9 partner Ike and I love serving the Gilford community and look forward to meeting you.
Patrol Officer

Kevin M. Baron

Patrol Officer

Police Department

Contact: k.baron@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Officer Kevin Baron began his career in law enforcement in 2005. Officer Baron has been previously employed by the State of New Hampshire-Department of Corrections and the Belmont Police Department as a full time police officer. In 2010, Officer Baron began working for the Gilford Police Department. During Officer Baron’s career, he has been certified as a motor patrolman, a driving instructor by the NHPSTC , and a certified police motorcycle instructor by North Western University. During Officer Baron’s employment at the Gilford Police Department, he has established a motor unit in 2012 by adding a Police Harley Davidson to the current fleet of vehicles. When Officer Baron isn’t working, he enjoys the area and loves spending time with his daughter.
Patrol Officer

James F. Callahan

Patrol Officer

Police Department

Contact: j.callahan@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Officer Callahan joined New Hampshire law enforcement in 2007 when he was hired by the New Hampshire Marine Patrol. Officer Callahan worked part-time on Lake Winnipesaukee. In 2011, he was hired by the Gilford Police Department. Officer Callahan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from University of Massachusetts-Lowell. In his free time he enjoys snowmobiling, working out, and spending time with friends and family.
Patrol Officer

Curtis P. Mailloux

Patrol Officer

Police Department

Contact: c.mailloux@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Officer Mailloux started his law enforcement career as a summer special officer in Nantucket Massachusetts with the Nantucket Police Department. Officer Mailloux is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He has been a full-time officer with the Gilford Police Department since March of 2012. As one of the newest officers to the Department, Officer Mailloux looks forward to learning as much as he can from his fellow officers and helping out the community of Gilford in any way possible. Officer Mailloux enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying physically fit, and other outdoor activities.
SRO

Denise Parker

SRO

Police Department

Contact: d.parker@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I began my career with the Gilford Police Department in 1995 as a Communications Specialist and a part time Police Officer. In 2000 I became a full time certified Police Officer and served as the Gilford School Resource Officer. In 2001 I was hired by the Belknap County Sheriff's Department and served as a Detective, Juvenile Officer and Juvenile Prosecutor. I retired from law enforcement in 2009. I returned to Gilford Police Department in December of 2013 as a full time Police Officer assigned to the Detective Division. when not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, grandchildren and taking walks with my Great Dane Louie. Personal Message: The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, don't be afraid to leap.
Patrol Officer

Alyssa S.L. Raxter

Patrol Officer

Police Department

Contact: a.raxter@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Officer Raxter began her career in law enforcement in 2014 with the Gilford Police Department. She grew up in Meredith, graduating from Inter-Lakes High School in 2010. Officer Raxter went on to study at the University of New Hampshire, earning a dual degree in Psychology and Justice Studies in 2014. She is very passionate about community service and looks forward to serving the Gilford community both on and off duty. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as hiking local trails with her dog.
Patrol Officer

Evan J. Carey

Patrol Officer

Police Department

Contact: e.carey@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Patrol Officer

Jordan A Smith

Patrol Officer

Police Department

Contact: j.smith@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Special Officer

Wesley J. de Sousa

Special Officer

Police Department

Contact: w.desousa@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Officer de Sousa has over 15 year of Part-Time law enforcement experience working for both Laconia and Gilford Police Departments. Before moving to full time status with Gilford, Officer de Sousa was employed at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, NH, as Senior Director where he was responsible for the 401k and 403b service centers. More recently he served as Assistant Vice President of Broker Dealer Operations at Lincoln Financial Network in Concord, NH. Officer de Sousa is a graduate of Plymouth State University and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Management with a minor in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH and holds an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. Officer de Sousa is proud of his three years of service in the U.S. Army. Officer de Sousa gives back to the community by volunteering as the President of the Gilford Police Relief Association, Umpire and Chief of the Tilton Northfield Little League, Referee for the Laconia Recreational Soccer League, and is a member of the Winnisquam Regional School District Budget Committee. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends throughout the year.
Dispatcher/Special Officer

Karen E. Craver

Dispatcher/Special Officer

Police Department

Contact: k.craver@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I started working for the Gilford Police Department in 1984 as a Communication Specialist. In 1986, I became certified as a part-time Police Officer, I am also a member of the Honor Guard. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family. I enjoy downhill skiing, swimming, gardening and touring the nooks and crannies of our state by motorcycle. . Personal Message Change starts with one person. Dare to be strong and believe in yourself.
Dispatcher/CTO

Timothy M. Doris

Dispatcher/CTO

Police Department

Contact: t.doris@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I grew up in West Roxbury, Mass. and moved to the Lakes Region in 1996. I come from a law enforcement family. I have a beautiful daughter and son who I love spending time with. My career in law enforcement began as a Military Policeman in the Army National Guard. In 1986, I joined the Boston Police Department as a dispatcher. In 1995, I became a supervisor for New Hampshire's enhanced 911 system. I joined the Gilford Police Department in 1998. I have an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from NHTI and a Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Springfield College. Prior to moving to New Hampshire, I studied culinary arts at the prestigious Bunker Hill Community College. I also enjoy barbeque and making fabulous pizza, boating, making people laugh, music, sports and useless trivia. I am a huge fan of the Bruins, Pats and Red Sox. Personal Message "The light at the end of the tunnel might be an oncoming train." - Lou Holtz
Dispatcher/CTO

Charlene L. Crowell

Dispatcher/CTO

Police Department

Contact: c.crowell@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I began my career as a Communications Specialist with Gilford Police in 2004. I left the department in 2006, and worked for Belmont Police for 3 years. I returned in 2009 as a Communications Specialist/Certified Training Officer and the Treasurer for the Gilford Police Relief Association. I have been married to my wonderful husband Andrew for 13 years and we have 3 wonderful children; Courtney, William and Emily. In my “off” time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, boating and enjoying the wonderful area we live in. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” – A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin
Dispatcher

Priscilla A. Leclaire

Dispatcher

Police Department

Contact: p.leclaire@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
I started working at Gilford Police Department in September 2013. I have a beautiful daughter, Mckenzie, and I spend my free time with her, my family and friends. I enjoy exploring this beautiful state we live in and look forward to working with everyone here at Gilford Police Department. Personal Message: Don't let your past dictate who you are, but let it be a part of who you become.
Executive Secretary/PT Disp.

Tessa L. Stevens

Executive Secretary/PT Disp.

Police Department

Contact: t.stevens@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Executive Secretary Stevens has been with the Gilford Police Department since December 0f 1995. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two daughters, and two sons. Personal Message Friends come and go but family is forever.
Tech. Asst./PT Dispatcher

Kim M. Horan

Tech. Asst./PT Dispatcher

Police Department

Contact: k.horan@gilfordpd.orgElected Position: No
Technical Assistant Kim Horan started her career with the Town of Gilford in 1985 as the Executive Secretary to the Town Administrator. In 1987 Kim became the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Planning and Land Use Office where she worked for seven Years then transferred to the Gilford Police Department in 1974 where she has served in the same position. Kim is married to Ed and has two children, Justin and Adam. When Kim is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends and Family. Personal Message: If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison
K9 Agbar

Agbar

K9 Agbar

Police Department

Elected Position: No
K9 Agbar od Olocha was born July 16, 2003 in the Czech Republic. K9 Agbar was selected to be a Police K9 in the states by a vendor in Pennsylvania and ultimately made his way to the great town of Gilford, NH. K9 Agbar was trained to be a Patrol/Narcotics K9 and has since excelled in tracking suspects and lost people over his last eight years on the job. K9 Agbar is one of Gilford’s most dedicated Officer’s; his dedication to the job has consistently prevented crime and removed dangerous narcotics from our community. K9 Agbar will be retiring from the department in 2013. K9 Agbar’s services and dedication will be greatly missed throughout the community.
K9 Ike

Ike

K9 Ike

Police Department

Elected Position: No
Ike became a member of the Gilford Police Department in May 2012. He is a German Shepherd bred from German Working Dog lines. Born March 16, 2011 in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Ike was acquired through grants provided by the New Hampshire Working Dog Foundation. Ike and his handler, K9 Officer Adam VanSteensburg, train with the New Hampshire Police K9 Academy located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He lives with K9 Officer Adam VanSteensburg.