Richard Kane is a graduate of the Granite State College, University System of New Hampshire, with a BS degree in Management. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of The Babson Command Training Institute and the 182nd session of the FBI National Academy. He has completed numerous management and leadership programs throughout his 35-year career in Law Enforcement. Mr. Kane was a founding member of the Seacoast Emergency Management Response Team. The team is a regional team of officers from the seacoast area specializing in high risk police operations. He also served two terms as President of the Board of Directors for the team. Mr. Kane spent his entire career with the Exeter, NH, Police Department where, during his thirty -five years, he served at all ranks of the Department, including sixteen as the chief. During his tenure with the Exeter Police Department, he instituted the first School Resource Officer, led the department to its first NH accreditation process, and introduced social media as a communication tool with the community. Upon retirement from law enforcement, he became the coordinator of School Safety and Security for School Administrative (SAU) Unit 16. This SAU covers six towns and eleven different kindergarten, elementary, and high schools. Mr. Kane works with police and fire departments from all six communities to ensure a safe and secure environment for all students and staff. Among his many community involvements, Mr. Kane served as a member and chair of the NH Exploring program, member of the Board of Directors of the Seacoast Credit Union, and serves as a volunteer coach at Exeter High School in football and baseball. Mr. Kane is certified to a level four in Homeland Security, certified in managing an Emergency Operations Center, and certified in six levels of the incident command system.