Craig earns police association endorsements

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(left to right) Brian Cosio (MAPS), Rich Brennan (President of MAPS), Mayor Joyce Craig, Derek Feathers (President of MPPA) – courtesy photo

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Tuesday, Mayor Joyce Craig announced that the Manchester Police Patrolmen’s Association (MPPA) and the Manchester Association of Police Supervisors (MAPS) endorsed her re-election as Mayor of Manchester.

In her first term, Craig touted working with Manchester Police Department Chief Carlo Capano and the Board of Aldermen to hire 15 additional police officers, and fully funding body cameras for police officers.

President of MAPS Rich Brennan praised Craig for her support in hiring, which he says came following an increase in call volume.

“With Mayor Craig we know we have a partner in City Hall who will work with us to protect our city,” said Brennan. “She is a forward-thinking ally to law enforcement in Manchester, who we can trust to lead our city in the right direction.”


Craig’s opponent, former N.H. House of Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Victoria Sullivan, has criticized Craig on the issue of crime.

In a letter to the editor in Manchester Ink Link earlier this week, Sullivan proposed several initiatives regarding the issue ranging from revisiting recent bail reform legislation to addressing the issue of panhandling and graffiti in the city.