Home » News » Public Safety
New Gilford police chief: 'I'm here to be chief of police, not to talk about gay rights'
“I’m here to be the chief of police, not to talk about gay rights,” Bean Burpee said Monday. “Though I will say I am fortunate to come from one state with legal gay marriage to another.”
Bean Burpee began his duties on June 1. Since then, he has been learning the policies of the department and the differences between laws in Maine and New Hampshire.
He’s also working to create an open atmosphere with his staff, he said.
“At 16 years of experience, my career is relatively short, and there are other officers here with a lot more experience in the field and in this department than I have,” he said. “What’s happened in the past is in the past. I want to have an open-door policy for anyone here who has ideas or who can help.”
“I started looking then; it seemed the right time to make a move,” he said.
He was chosen by Gilford officials from a pool of 47 candidates.
“I want to be a working chief, be on patrol a lot. I think that keeps you in touch,” he said. “I don’t want to lose the feel of being in a police car.”
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Hiker rescued from Mount Washington - 0
- Conn. pair injured in ATV rollover in Henniker - 0
- Boy injured on bicycle, hit by pickup in Keene - 0
- Manchester driver dead in crash on I-293 - 0
- Fire destroys historic downtown Berlin building - 0
- Three-alarm fire destroys garage in Nottingham - 0
- Manchester man killed on I-293 apparently unconscious before crash - 0
- Fire destroys another historic Berlin building - 0
- Manchester woman injured in motorcycle crash dies - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Rochester gas station robbed; Police: Could be one in string - 0
- Maine man hurt in ATV accident in northern NH - 0
- Katie McQuaid's Scene In Manchester: Tracking street crime is her game - 0
- Shaheen's record: On insurance, it is dismal - 7
- On Baseball: NH's Anderson glad to be back - 0
- Republican congressional candidate Lambert says he'd serve only 3 terms - 1
- Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: The grandson also rises - 1
- Anti-SUV flop: Americans love utility - 4
- You Turn, NH -- Suellen Griffin: There is first aid for mental health, too, and it works - 0
DWI License Revocations
Market Basket shelves growing bare
Shaheen's record: On insurance, it is dismal
Anti-SUV flop: Americans love utility
Market Basket workers urged to 'shut it down'; deposed CEO urges fired workers be given jobs back