Entire Membership of Hooksett’s Police Commission

Quits After Town Vote to Eliminate It

 Published at 5 PM on May 17, 2013

Leave vacancies that must be filled until termination date reached

Press Release

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For more information:  Dean Shankle

(m) 603-440-8248


At the recent election, the voters approved abolishing the Hooksett Police Commission as of January 9, 2014 (240 days after passage).   At a special meeting held on May 16 all three member of the Hooksett Police Commission resigned effective immediately.

Although the situation is being reviewed by the Town Attorney, it appears that the Town Council will, in accordance with the Town Charter, need to appoint three new Commissioners to serve until the elimination of the Commission.  The Council will be discussing this issue at their May 22 meeting.  Town Administrator Dean Shankle explained that “the Council will begin dealing with this issue that evening and anyone interested in serving as a Commissioner should send an email to me with their qualification before then. “