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Our Staff

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Chief Michael Richard

Chief Michael Richard was hired in 1997 as a part-time officer. He left Strafford at the end of 1998 to become a full-time officer in Barrington, where he graduated from the New Hampshire Police Academy in March 1999. In September of 2002, we were able to “steal” him back from Barrington as a Sergeant for Strafford. Mike holds a degree in Criminal Justice from the New Hampshire Technical College. He has passed several accident reconstruction investigation courses at the Police Academy and is a certified accident Reconstructionist. A sworn Strafford County Sheriff’s Deputy, Mike is also a state-certified firearms instructor for both handguns and rifles. Mike was sworn in as Chief on March 12th, 2016. Mike lives in Strafford.

Lieutenant Randy Young

Lt. Randy Young served in the US Army and prior to becoming a Police Officer, was a Paramedic in Prince William County, Virginia where he earned one of Virginia’s highest awards for bravery. He started as a part-time officer in Strafford in August 2002 and was promoted to full-time service in January 2006. He attended the New Hampshire Police Academy in 2007. Randy also became the department’s first K-9 Officer with his partner Caisson. Other duties include patrol, investigations and field supervisor. Randy lives in Strafford.

Sergeant John Bernard

Sgt. John Bernard began his law enforcement career in 2008 working with the New Hampshire Marine Patrol for 3 years before coming to the Strafford Police Department. He attended the NH Part-Time Police Academy in 2009, and graduated from the NH Full Time Police Academy in April of 2013. John is currently the department's Firearms, Taser, and PBT instructor. John lives in Strafford with his wife and three sons.

Officer Greg Iannacci

Officer Greg Iannacci was hired along with Officer Ortega in April 2016. He is a graduate of the 170th NH Police Academy. Before becoming a police officer in Strafford, Greg was a mechanic who serviced everything from small engines to tractor trailers. He also was a volunteer firefighter in the town he grew up in for a number of years after he graduated high school. In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Officer Evan Ortega

Officer Evan Ortega was hired by Strafford in April 2016. He completed his Associated Degree in 2010 for Criminal Justice from NHTI, and then continued on to complete his B.S in Business Administration from SNHU. Evan completed the 170th NH Full Time Police Academy in August 2016. Prior to being hired by Strafford Evan worked for an environmental firm specialized in the handling, disposal, and remediation of hazardous waste sites and spills.

Officer Forrest Stickney

Officer Forrest Stickney was hired in 2019

Administration Assistant Mary MacFadzen

Mary has been employed as the department administration assistant since 1999. Mary is also a certified part-time police officer; however she is not a patrol officer. Mary has a degree in criminal justice from St. Anselm College, and is retired from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, where she was a dispatcher from 1978 to 2004. Mary lives in Barrington.