Chief Ryan Murdough
Chief Ryan Murdough started his career in law enforcement as a part-time police officer for the Town of Henniker in 1991. In May of 1992 he was hired as a full-time police officer by the Town of Hillsboro. While in Hillsboro he was trained as a D.A.R.E. Officer and a bicycle patrol officer. In August of 1994 Chief Murdough took a position as a full-time police officer for the Henniker Police Department. In 1996 he was promoted to the position of Detective and held this position until April of 2004 when he was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant. On June 1, 2009 Sgt. Murdough was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Town of Henniker.
Chief Murdough is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and the NH Army National Guard. He participated in the Gulf War in 1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. He retired from the NH Army National Guard in August of 2006 with 20 years of service.
Chief Murdough holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from NH Technical Institute and an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from NH Technical College. He was previously certified as an ASE Master Automobile Technician. He is a certified Accident Reconstructionist and in charge of the Serious/Fatal Accident Team. He is also in charge of the departments Major Crime Scene Team. He is also a Field Training Officer program supervisor.
Chief Murdough has been a D.A.R.E. officer for more than 15 years, teaching D.A.R.E. in the Hillsboro, Henniker, and Washington School Districts.
Chief Murdough is a graduate of the 227th Session of the FBI National Academy held at the FBI Academy in Quantico VA.
In November of 2007 Chief Murdough attended training in New Jersey put on by Triple Canopy and received certification as an Active Shooter Instructor.