Town of Newmarket Announces Retirement of Police Chief Kevin Cyr
After nearly 40 years of distinguished service to the Town of Newmarket, Police Chief Kevin Cyr has submitted his notice of retirement effective August 30, 2016. Chief Cyr began his law enforcement career with the Newmarket Police Department as a part-time officer in February 1977. He later served as a full time officer with both the Newmarket and Exeter Police Departments. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant 1989 and served as the Department’s District Court Prosecutor for several years. He was later promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain and Interim Chief of Police before being named Chief of Police in February 2005.
Newmarket Town Administrator Steve Fournier commented, “Chief Cyr has led the department with integrity, thoughtfulness and with genuine heartfelt care for the well-being of the community. Under his leadership, Newmarket has become one of the safest communities not only on the seacoast, but also in the state. He should be proud of all that he has done for the Town of Newmarket. Personally, I will miss counsel as well as his friendship. I wish him well in his retirement.”
Town Administrator Fournier stated that he will be discussing the retirement of Chief Cyr with the Town Council in near future. Pursuant to Section 4.8 of the Newmarket Town Charter, the Town Administrator has the authority to appoint the Chief of Police subject to the approval of the Town Council.