Capano nominated as Manchester’s next police chief

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Assistant Police Chief Carlo Capano on June 5, 2018

MANCHESTER, NH – On Tuesday night, Mayor Joyce Craig officially nominated Assistant Police Chief Carlo Capano to become Manchester’s new Chief of Police.

The search for a new chief began following President Trump’s recent nomination of current Police Chief Nick Willard to the post of U.S. Marshall for the State of New Hampshire.

Capano has served within the Manchester Police Department since 1996 and as Assistant Chief since 2015. During his time in the Manchester Police Department, he has received numerous awards, simultaneously serving as a leader within Manchester’s SWAT Team and as captain of the department’s administrative division prior to becoming Assistant Chief.

Craig described Capano as a fearless leader well versed in the needs of Manchester’s Police Department, showing each step in his career an aptitude for forward-thinking problem solving.

The nomination received universal praise from the Board of Aldermen, particularly from Alderman-at-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur, who also thanked Willard for his efforts.

“This is the right pick, a perfect pick,” said Levasseur. “(Capano) carries himself extremely well and he will no doubt transition well. He and Chief Willard were a great team and I look forward to seeing the Assistant Chief and soon-to-be Chief of Police continue the work of both.”

Capano will officially assume the role of Chief of Police after Willard’s departure and confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. Following the nomination, the Aldermen scheduled a confirmation vote for the Board of Aldermen’s next meeting.


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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.