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Posted on: April 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Thomas M. Mulcahy Appointed Concord Police Chief


Town Manager Kerry Lafleur is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Mulcahy, a 23-year Concord Police Department veteran, has been named Police Chief.

Chief Mulcahy was sworn in on Monday, April 3, surrounded by family and colleagues. Chief Mulcahy has served as Interim Police Chief since December, following the retirement of Chief Joseph O'Connor.

“Chief Mulcahy’s depth of law enforcement experience, professionalism, and knowledge of our community make him the right choice for Chief," Town Manager Lafleur said. "He has built a strong reputation for collaboration, accountability, and trust within the Department. I am confident that under his leadership our community will continue to receive the high level of professional service it has come to expect.”

Chief Mulcahy said: “For more than twenty-three years, I have felt grateful to serve as a member of the Town of Concord Police Department. During this time, I have been fortunate to work alongside incredibly talented, professional, and devoted police officers, dispatchers, and colleagues, committed to integrity and best practices within an active, supportive, and dynamic community. The collaboration we continue to foster, partnering together daily, further strengthens our ability to face and resolve challenges together, and with positive results."

Chief Mulcahy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. He has also attended numerous professional development courses throughout his career.

Chief Mulcahy began his law enforcement career as a Trooper with the Maine State Police in 1997. He started with the Concord Police Department in 2000, taking on roles of increasing responsibility, including as the Safety Inspector, Patrol Division Commander, and Support Services Division Commander. While Captain he served as the Department’s executive officer, assisting with day-to-day operations, budgeting, strategic planning, and special projects.

Throughout his career, Chief Mulcahy has demonstrated a commitment to professional and community policing, upholding the constitutional rights of all, and treating all people with dignity and respect.

"I am honored and humbled to serve this Department and community in the capacity of Chief. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our Town Manager, Kerry Lafleur, to each of my colleagues at the Concord Police Department and in Town, and to the entire community for your support and confidence. I am looking forward to what we will accomplish together in the coming years," Chief Mulcahy said.

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