Barnstead Police Chief Ken Borgia retires

BARNSTEAD — Chief Ken Borgia has retired after heading the Police Department for 11 years.

Borgia was hired as police chief on January 1, 2002.

Before assuming the helm here, Borgia was a corporal with the Gilford Police Department.

In the interim, selectmen officially appointed Sgt. Joseph McDowell as the Officer in Charge.

McDowell said yesterday that Belmont has six part-time officers — four of whom are "very active." He is the only full-time employee.

McDowell said yesterday that the Board of Selectmen have not made any decisions as to the long-term future of the Police Department.