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Shaheen & Hassan Praise Confirmation of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate unanimously confirmed former Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as United States Marshal for the state of New Hampshire late Tuesday.

“I’m thrilled to see Chief Willard confirmed with bipartisan support to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire,” said Shaheen. “Chief Willard’s experience as Chief of Police of New Hampshire’s largest city makes him uniquely qualified for this role, particularly his efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and support children who have been exposed to violence. Through his service, he has demonstrated a commitment to building a safer New Hampshire for all of us. I congratulate Chief Willard on his confirmation and I look forward to working with him on public safety issues affecting our state.”

“I am proud that the full Senate has confirmed Nick Willard to serve as the next U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire,” said Hassan. “He has dedicated his career to keeping our communities safe and I am confident that he will serve the people of New Hampshire with the same distinction that he showed as Manchester Police Chief. I look forward to continuing to work with him to address the challenges that our state faces, including the devastating opioid crisis, and to ensure that our state and country are safe, secure, and free.”