Col. Martin Garabedian: (603) 271-3128
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
July 9, 2009
Kevin Jordan Promoted to Captain of N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement
CONCORD, N.H. -- On June 30, 2009, Lieutenant Kevin Jordan of Groveton, N.H., was promoted to Captain in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement Division.
"We are very fortunate to have an individual with Kevin's experience and expertise to take on the role of Administrative Captain," said Col. Martin Garabedian, Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Chief. "Kevin's fair and professional approach has earned him the respect of the public and the officers he works with. He has developed strong working relationships with police departments in his district and has been integrally involved with many lifesaving search and rescue operations. He has led by example and showed other officers how to be successful by hard work and determination."
As Captain, Jordan will directly supervise Fish and Game Conservation Officer Lieutenants, as well as being responsible for recruitment and testing procedures for hiring new Conservation Officers; coordinating training, evaluation and assignment of Conservation Officer Trainees; handling in-service training for the Law Enforcement division; planning and oversight of federally funded Law Enforcement programs; and assisting in major search and rescue activities throughout the state.
Jordan has worked more than 19 years as a law enforcement officer in New Hampshire. His tenure includes significant prosecutions of both criminal and fish and game cases. He began his career as a patrolman for the Whitefield Police Department in September 1989 and rose to the rank of Assistant Chief. He became a Conservation Officer at Fish and Game in July 1994, initially assigned to the Lancaster patrol. In August 2004, Kevin was promoted to Lieutenant and became the District Five Chief, overseeing a large area of southern New Hampshire.
Jordan was a member of Fish and Game's Advanced Search and Rescue Team and is trained to address critical incidents involving police agencies and stressful search and rescue needs. He is Fish and Game's Airboat Team Leader; a Firearm Instructor; an Advanced Courtroom Prosecutor; a Field Training Officer; a Forensic Instructor for Time of Death in Whitetail Deer and Evidence Collection procedures; an OHRV Accident Inspection Expert; and a member of the Wildlife Tranquilizer Team.
Jordan was named the Conservation Officer of the Year in 2006 by the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association. He has earned a Certificate of Valor, a Congressional Award and a Life Saving Award.
"Most importantly, we know this would not be possible without the support of Kevin's family, especially his wife Louise and children Joyce, Rhonda and Kevin," said Garabedian.
N.H. Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Division is responsible for the enforcement of all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fish and wildlife. Visit www.wildnh.com.
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