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For Immediate Release
March 24, 2020


Communications Director
(603) 271-2121 | [email protected]

Governor Chris Sununu to Nominate Captain Nathan A. Noyes as Next Colonel of New Hampshire State Police

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that he will nominate Captain Nathan A. Noyes of New Boston, New Hampshire, to serve as the next Colonel of the New Hampshire State Police. The nomination will take place at the March 25, 2020 Executive Council Meeting.

Captain Noyes currently serves as a Captain with the New Hampshire State Police and is Commander of the Field Operations Bureau, Field Area III. He has served as a New Hampshire State Trooper since 2001, previously holding the ranks of Troop Commander, Assistant Troop Commander, Patrol Supervisor, and Trooper. Captain Noyes has been awarded several honors, including the Congressional Law Enforcement Award.

"Captain Noyes carries with him nearly two decades of experience serving the Granite State – both on the frontlines as a New Hampshire State Trooper and within several leadership roles," said Governor Chris Sununu. "I am confident that Captain Noyes will serve the Granite State well as the next Colonel of the New Hampshire State Police, and I look forward to working with him to ensure that New Hampshire remains one of the safest states in the nation."

"Nathan Noyes is qualified by reason of his experience serving in many different ranks and assignments within the Division of State Police, as well as his accomplishments during his current work assignment as Commander of the Field Operations Bureau, Field Area III,' said Robert Quinn, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Safety.

"I would like to thank Governor Sununu and Commissioner Quinn for their confidence in my abilities to be considered for Colonel of the New Hampshire State Police," said Captain Noyes. "The New Hampshire State Police has a highly regarded reputation within our communities and across our nation. We are respected because of our storied traditions, our organizational values, and our commitment to public service without compromise. This sense of selfless service embodies the core beliefs of our civilian and sworn personnel that represent the Department of Safety and our State Police. It is with the utmost sense of honor, pride and integrity that I will serve our State, our communities, and my beloved fellow State Troopers."

NOTE: Following the nomination at the March 25, 2020 Executive Council Meeting, a confirmation vote will likely take place at the April 8, 2020 Executive Council meeting.

The March 25 Executive Council Meeting will be conducted remotely, due to the evolving public health crisis stemming from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Those interested in listening remotely can contact [email protected] for call-in information.