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A Look at Lagging Police Recruitment and Retention in N.H.

City of Boston Mayor's Office

Departments nationwide and in the Granite State are struggling to attract new officers. With the career being seen as less rewarding than it once was, and police themselves under more scrutiny, some would-be recruits are hesitant to join the force.



  • Devon Chaffee - executive director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire
  • Chief Tony Colarusso - chief of the Dover Police Department and Chairman of the Police Standards and Training Council
  • Chief Bob Cormier - chief of the Tilton Police Department and president of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Eddy Edwards - former police chief of South Hampton, current chair of the state's advisory group on juvenile justice, and co-chair of its disproportionate minority contact committee
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