Andrew Lavoie has 32 plus years of Law Enforcement experience with the Nashua Police Department, where he held every rank, before retiring in 2019 after spending his final 4 years as chief. As chief, he commanded the second largest municipal police department in New Hampshire; an internationally accredited, community oriented police department for a diverse community of 88,000. He was responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, directing and administering of a department of one hundred seventy-nine sworn officers and sixty-seven civilians, with an annual budget of thirty-one million dollars. Mr. Lavoie obtained a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Franklin Pierce University. Mr. Lavoie is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development program, the Penn State Advanced Police Executive Development program as well as the New England Police Management program. Mr. Lavoie has extensive experience performing internal affairs investigations and has spent the majority of his law enforcement career within and/or commanding, Uniform Field Operations, Problem Orientated Policing, Detective Bureau, (from homicides, criminal investigations, all major crimes, domestic violence and sexual assault related crimes), to Community Services Bureau, media relations and Professional Standards Bureau, including recruiting, training, internal affairs and accreditation. Lavoie has been an instructor of criminal justice related courses at Hesser College in Nashua and regularly conducted orientation for new Government-immigrant refugees being settled in Nashua. As chief, Mr. Lavoie was a strong proponent of police ethics and community policing. He was a founding member of the Nashua Community Conversation on Race & Justice, partnered with city officials to bring the My Brother’s Keeper program to Nashua and was a member of the Nashua Race & Ethnic Disparities committee. Lavoie was a member of the NH FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce, and represented the NH Chiefs of Police on the NH Legislative Committee. Mr. Lavoie was also appointed to the NH Governor’s Oversight Commission for Children’s Services/Oversight of the Child Advocate.