Capt. Ryan Grant selected to serve as Assistant Chief of Police

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Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano, left, and his pick for Assistant Chief, Ryan Grant. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Chief of Police Carlo Capano has announced his pick to serve as his Assistant Chief, Capt. Ryan Grant. The official public promotional ceremony will take place on July 26, 2018 at the Manchester Police Athletic League/Officer Michael Briggs Community Center at 10 a.m.

Capt. Grant served from 1993-1997 with Candia Police Department as a  Field Training Officer and Mountain Bike Patrol Officer
before being selected to be a detective. He joined Manchester Police Department in 1997 and was promoted to the rank of Sargeant in 2009 during which time he prepared major cases for court prosecution and presentation to the Grand Jury. Grant also served as prosecution liaison for major cases, reviewed and approved investigative reports for line detectives, and conducted internal investigations into allegations of improper conduct by police department employees.

In 2015 Grant was promoted to Lieutenant, and spent 18 months managing the Detective Division including Major Crime, Property Crimes Arson and general investigators. Grant also formulated and executed numerous crime reducing initiatives to combat instances or robbery, and violent assaults, and prepared and presented public speaking engagements about crime reduction plans and implementations.
He led major internal investigations resulting in officer discipline and termination while complying with union bargaining agreements as well as federal and state employment laws and regulations.

He was promoted to Captain of the Investigative Division in June of 2016 during which time he managed more than 75 officers, including major crimes detectives, school resource officers, domestic violence investigators and civilian support staff. He also oversaw the
Evidence Division, managing hundreds of thousands of pieces of property and taking in more than 2,000 pieces of evidence per month. In this capacity, Grant acted as a liaison between the police and school departments for all issues involving management and safety of school children and school resource officers.

He also directed Title IX compliance investigations and ensured that all requirements were met, oversaw an international model for ACERT Adverse Child Experience Response Team, had oversight and management of grant applications, and conduct follow-up reporting for hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants.

Grant has been a lifelong resident of Litchfield, where he lives with his wife Lori and three kids, Devin, Hunter and Ava.

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