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Col. Martin Garabedian: 603-271-3128
Major Kevin J. Jordan: 603-271-3128      
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
September 24, 2010

Major Kevin Jordan
Major Kevin Jordan is the new Fish and Game Assistant Chief of Law Enforcement. MEDIA: For hi-res image for editorial use, click on photo (large file).

Kevin Jordan Promoted to Major, Is Now Assistant Chief of Fish and Game Law Enforcement

CONCORD, N.H. – Kevin Jordan of Groveton, N.H., has been promoted to the post of Major within the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement Division.

"Major Jordan's fair and professional approach has earned him the respect of the public and the officers he works with," said Col. Martin Garabedian, Chief of Fish and Game Law Enforcement.  "He has led by example and showed other officers how to be successful by hard work and determination. The Division is fortunate to have an officer with his abilities and expertise to take on this key role."

Jordan's responsibilities will include direct supervision over the Fish and Game Lieutenants and assisting in major search and rescue activities throughout the state. He also will oversee recruitment and testing procedures for hiring new Conservation Officers; coordinate the training, evaluation and assignments of CO Trainees during their probationary period; facilitate in-service training programs for the Law Enforcement Division; and oversee the division's involvement in various federally funded programs.

Jordan has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience in New Hampshire. He began his career as a patrolman for the Whitefield Police Department in 1989, rising through the ranks and achieving the rank of Sergeant and Assistant Police Chief for Whitefield.  In 1994, Jordan joined the Fish and Game Department as a Conservation Officer. He worked his way up to the post of Lieutenant and, most recently, Captain. 

Throughout his tenure with Fish and Game, Jordan has taken on many additional duties to assist in his development as an officer. He has been or is still a member of the Advanced Search and Rescue Team, the Airboat Team Leader; Division Firearm Instructor; Advanced Courtroom Prosecutor; Field Training Officer; Forensic Instructor for Time of Death in Whitetail Deer and Evidence Collection Procedures; OHRV Accident Inspection Expert; and a Member of the Wildlife Tranquilizer Team. He is one of two Officers at Fish and Game who is trained to address critical incidents involving police agencies and stressful search and rescue needs.

Jordan's wife Louise was present for the promotion ceremony on August 30.  The Jordans have three children, Joyce, Rhonda and Kevin.

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