Senator Sununu For US Senate - Sen. Sununu Announces Law Enforcement Coalition

Concord, NH - Senator John Sununu announced today that well over 70 prominent Granite State law enforcement officials have signed up as members of the Law Enforcement For Sununu Coalition. This distinguished group, which is chaired by Chief Ted Smith of Lincoln, County Attorney Dan St. Hilaire of Concord, and Sheriff Dan Linehan of Danville, includes prominent public safety leaders from across New Hampshire.

"John Sununu has stood with New Hampshire's law enforcement officials and worked to ensure that they have the tools and resources needed to protect our communities," said Co-Chair Dan Linehan, Sheriff of Rockingham County. "We are proud to support his campaign and will work to ensure that his strong and principled voice remains in the Senate."

"Throughout his career in public service, John Sununu has fought to provide New Hampshire's public safety agencies and police departments with greater funding to combat violent crime," said Co-Chair Ted Smith, Chief of the Lincoln Police Department. "His tireless leadership on public safety issues, and his efforts to secure the federal funding needed to keep cities and towns safe, is appreciated by law enforcement officials across New Hampshire."

Senator Sununu applauded the service of these respected officials and discussed his gratitude for their support and friendship.

"I am proud to have the backing of such an outstanding and distinguished group of Granite State public safety leaders," said Senator John Sununu. "In the Senate, I have worked to give these dedicated public servants the federal resources and tools they need to respond to emergencies and to keep our streets safe. I look forward to continuing the fight to secure additional funding for New Hampshire's law enforcement community."

As a member of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Senator Sununu helped write the Improving America's Security Act which created a FEMA grant program to help state and local governments build communications systems that allow first responders from different organizations and jurisdictions to communicate with each other in a disaster. The legislation also improved counter-terrorism information sharing among federal, state and local officials.

Senator Sununu has been a strong supporter of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act which allows current and retired qualified law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States. He also helped secure Anti-Gang Initiative grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to combat gang activity in the Granite State, and worked to give law enforcement the tools they need to combat terrorism through the PATRIOT Act.

In 1998, Senator Sununu co-founded the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards Program to recognize officers that have excelled in their efforts to protect the citizens of New Hampshire.

LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR SUNUNU

Sheriff Craig Wiggin Belknap County
Sheriff Richard Foote Cheshire County
Sheriff J. Dan Linehan Rockingham County
Sheriff Gerald Marcou, Jr. Coos County
Sheriff Scott Hillard Merrimack County
Sheriff Jim Hardy Hillsborough County
Sheriff Douglas Dutile Grafton County
Sheriff Mike Prozzo, Jr. Sullivan County
Sheriff Jon Hebert Carroll County
Christopher Conley Candidate for Carroll County Sheriff
   
Chief Scott Kinmond Moultonborough Police Department
Chief John Clark Bristol Police Department
Chief Nathaniel Sawyer, Jr. New Hampton Police Department
Chief John Tholl, Jr. Dalton Police Department
Chief Nick Halias University of New Hampshire Police
Chief Andrew Shagoury Tuftonboro Police Department
Chief Robert Wharem Pittsfield Police Department
Chief Peter Morency Berlin Police Department
Chief Stephen Savage Plaistow Police Department
Chief Art Reed Newfields Police Department
Chief Timothy Russell Henniker Police Department
Chief Stephen Cass Colebrook Police Department
Chief Douglas Moorhead Woodstock Police Department
Chief Edward Picard Auburn Police Department
Chief Paul Cyr, Jr. Gorham Police Department
Chief John Gardiner Lancaster Police Department
Chief Theodore Smith Lincoln Police Department
Chief Robert Cormier Tilton Police Department
Chief Vincent Baiocchetti Belmont Police Department
Chief Mark Chase Center Harbor Police Department
Chief Alan Lowe, Jr. Randolph Police Department
Chief Wayne Sheehan Kensington Police Department
Chief James Sullivan Hampton Police Department
Chief Robbie Dirsa Hampton Falls Police Department
Chief Timothy Connifey Bartlett Police Department
Chief Phil Smith Alton Police Department
Chief Kenneth Borgia Barnstead Police Department
Chief Paul Donovan Salem Police Department
Chief Garrett Chamberlain New Ipswich Police Department
Chief Donald Briggs, Jr. Kingston Police Department
Chief Dennis MacKay Bath Police Department
Chief Donald Grow Ossipee Police Department
Chief James Letourneau Dublin Police Department
Chief Michael Sielicki Rindge Police Department
Chief Robert Bromley Alstead Police Department
Chief Christopher Lyons Marlborough Police Department
Chief Russell Driscoll Harrisville Police Department
Chief Richard Young Sandwich Police Department
Chief Richard Lapoint Pittsburg Police Department
Chief Michael Daley Stratham Police Department
Chief David Wheeler Hopkinton Police Department
Chief Daniel Poirier Tamworth Police Department
Chief Philip O'Brien Gilmanton Police Department
Chief Richard Gendron Hudson Police Department
Chief John R. Trammell Carroll Police Department
Chief Steven Adams Northfield Police Department
Chief Brian Milano Webster Police Department
Chief James Valiquet Bradford Police Department
Chief William White Hebron Police Department
Chief David Seastrand New London Police Department
Chief Mark R. Barton Sanbornton Police Department
Chief Thomas Goulden Brookline Police Department
Chief Kevin Morrow Meredith Police Department
Chief Steven Marshall Washington Police Department
Chief Patrick Clarke Chichester Police Department
   
Dan St. Hilaire Merrimack County Attorney
Rick St. Hilaire Grafton County Attorney
Jim Reams Rockingham County Attorney
Marguerite Wageling Hillsborough County Attorney
Peter Heed Cheshire County Attorney
Tom Reid Candidate for Merrimack County Attorney
   
Mr. Edward Lecius Nashua Police Department
Chief David Croft (Retired) Boscawen Police Department
Major Leo DeGreenia (Retired) Concord Police Department
   
Hampton Patrolman's Association