After more than 25 years of service, Chief Paul Toussaint announced his retirement in November. The Changing of the Guard Ceremony was held in the Rochester Opera House on Thursday, December 30th.
Deputy Chief Gary Boudreau advanced to Toussaint’s vacated seat and Captain Jason Thomas was promoted to Deputy Chief.
Boudreau is a native of Rochester. He’s been with the Police Department for 24 years, taking over as Deputy Chief in 2017. Over the course of his career, Boudreau served as a Patrol Officer, DARE Officer, School Resource Officer, Evidence Technician, Patrol Supervisor, Patrol and Support Division Commander, and Commander of the Strafford County Tactical Team.