I hinted at this Thursday Morning; Hooksett has got issues with its Police Chief. Well this morning there's more news. [link] The chief is costing the town a fortune in Legal fees. Under his stewardship the town has gone through 35 police officers. He has personally been the object of reprimand, and is at the center of the the turnover issues, and the legal fees which attend them.
People of Hooksett. He is your problem. If your selectman are unable or unwilling to replace him you have recourse.
Elect your won Police chief.
41:47 Election. – Any town at any annual meeting, under an article in the warrant for said meeting, may vote to elect by ballot one or more permanent constables or police chiefs or other police officers for full-time duty in said town and may rescind such action in like manner. No election of such permanent constable or police chief or police officer shall be held until the next succeeding annual meeting after the vote of the town. Any police chief or police officer or constable elected at an annual meeting may serve a one-year, 2-year, or 3-year term, as determined by the town at such annual meeting.
Source.1945, 147:1. RSA 41:47. 1995, 11:2, eff. June 11, 1995.
I think it's time for the people to step up and take control of their local government before this chief starts costing them more than turnover and money. And while you're at it, dump that useless police commission as well.