Trump Nominates Manchester Police Chief Willard for U.S. Marshal for N.H.

Apr 26, 2018

Nick Willard testified Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016 before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a bill to combat heroin use.
Credit U.S. Senate

President Trump has nominated Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard for U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire.

Willard, who has served as chief of police since 2015, had appeared with Trump a couple of times on the presidential primary campaign trail and spoke of the Granite State's fight against the opioid abuse epidemic.

A week after Trump's inauguration, Willard was on Capitol Hill to testify on legislation to target heroin use.

Willard is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He has served in the Manchester Police Department since 1992.

David Cargill Jr., a former state trooper, is currently the U.S. Marshal in New Hampshire. He was named to the post in 2009.

The federal law enforcement job and office responsibilities include protecting federal judges and courts, and managing asset forfeiture with respect to fighting crime. It's the primary agency in the federal government for fugitive operations.