Police Chief Janet Hadley Champlin to retire

The Town of Bartlett Board of Selectmen regretfully announce that Bartlett Police Chief Janet Hadley Champlin will be retiring on April 28th, 2017.

Chief Champlin was named Bartlett’s Interim Police Chief in January of 2015, and was named the permanent Chief in April of the same year. She has served as the police department’s court prosecutor since May of 2012, after retiring as Captain of the Bureau of Investigative Services at the Portsmouth Police Department and moving to Bartlett. Chief Champlin is a 2005 graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and she will be retiring after a law enforcement career that has spanned over three decades.

During Chief Champlin’s tenure, the Bartlett Police Department has engaged with the community as well as other area police agencies, and successfully investigated and brought about the arrest and prosecution of several felony level cases. Of note was the largest heroin seizure in recent Carroll County history that occurred last year.

“I have enjoyed my time in Bartlett, especially working with the Selectmen and getting to know the townspeople,” Champlin said, “but the department is in good shape and it is time for me to fully retire in order to be able to enjoy the things that I moved here for.”

Chief Champlin will be assisting the Town of Bartlett with the recruitment of a new Chief. She will continue to reside in Bartlett with her wife Anne, and enjoy the White Mountains in her new found leisure time. The Board of Selectmen want to thank her for her dedication and excellent service to the Town of Bartlett.

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