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Our Staff

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Chief Scott Young

  Chief Scott Young served four years in the United States Marine Corps from 1976 to 1980.  In 1982 he started his law enforcement career as a part-time officer in the Town of Barrington.  Chief Young when on to become one of Barrington’s first full-time officers in May 1986.  While working full-time in Barrington, he was hired as a part-time officer in Strafford in 1993.  Scott became the Chief of Police for Strafford in March 1996.

Besides being the sole administrator of the department, Scott is a patrol officer, juvenile officer, detective, and qualified as a police instructor on a host of subjects including the department firearms instruction.  He holds a degree in Business Science/Business Management from McIntosh College.

Chief Young lives in Strafford and is married with five children and three grandchildren.

Lieutenant Michael Richard

Lt. Michael Richard was hired in 1997 as a part-time officer.  He left Strafford at the end of 1998 to become a full-time officer in Barrington, where he graduated from the New Hampshire Police Academy in March 1999.  In September of 2002, we were able to “steal” him back from Barrington as a Sergeant for Strafford.

Mike holds a degree in Criminal Justice from the New Hampshire Technical College.  He has passed several accident reconstruction investigation courses at the Police Academy and is a certified accident Reconstructionist as well as a member of the Strafford County Accident Reconstruction Team.  A sworn Strafford County Sheriff’s Deputy, Mike is also a state-certified firearms instructor for both handguns and rifles.  His duties include supervisor, patrol and detective and evidence officer.

Mike lives in Strafford.

Sergeant Randy Young

Officer Randy Young served in the US Army and prior to becoming a Police Officer, was a Paramedic in Prince William County, Virginia where he earned one of Virginia’s highest awards for bravery.  He started as a part-time officer in Strafford in August 2002 and was promoted to full-time service in January 2006.  He attended the New Hampshire Police Academy in 2007.  Randy also became the department’s first K-9 Officer with his partner Caisson.  Other duties include patrol, investigations and supervision of the fleet maintenance.

Randy lives in Strafford.

Officer John Bernard

Officer John Bernard is completing his B.S. in Computer Information Systems at UNH Manchester.  John began his law enforcement career in 2008 working with the New Hampshire Marine Patrol for 3 years before coming to the Strafford Police Department.  He attended the NH Part-Time Police Academy in 2009, and graduated from the NH Full Time Police Academy in April of 2013.

John lives in Strafford.

Officer Christopher Dustin

Officer Chris Dustin was hired in 2011 as a part-time officer, and was hired full-time in the fall of 2014.  He attedned the part-time police academy in Concord, and graduated in May of 2012 with the 261st class. Chris is currently active patrolman at the police department.

Chris currently lives in Wolfeboro. 


Administration Assistant Mary MacFadzen

Mary has been employed as the department administration assistant since 1999.  Mary is also a certified part-time police officer; however she is not a patrol officer.  Mary has a degree in criminal justice from
St. Anselm College, and is retired from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, where she was a dispatcher from 1978 to 2004.

Mary lives in Barrington with her husband Brian.