To The Daily Sun,
One of the perks being a city councilor is you serve on different boards and commissions, as well as serving as liaison to different departments. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as the liaison to the Police Department for many years, not only as a councilor, but also on a personal note.
As a councilor I want my Police Department to be the most professional and successful team they can be. I am happy to say, they are, from the Police Commission on down to the officers and all the people who work for the department.
When it comes to Chief Adams we have had something very special. There will be others who will speak on his accomplishments, so I will just say, he is a caring individual who reaches out to everyone he comes in contact with on a personal level. Very effective. If you read the report cards that are distributed to the public following accidents and crimes, you will find a 98 percent approval rating of how the matter was handled. When there is a rare bad report card, the writer is contacted by the chief to resolve what their problem might be. This is a reflection of the direction that Chief Adams has demanded of his fellow officers.
I've told this story before, but it is worth repeating. Some time ago, getting home late from a night meeting there was a message on my phone. It was the chief, checking in to see how things were in my ward and if I had any problems I wanted to discuss. This was not unusual. He calls several times a year.
The force participates in numerous public events which brings the community together with them on a personal basis. They volunteer hundreds of hours to many events,i.e. Special Olympics, fundraising events, etc.
Chief Adams has his force participate in multiple training programs and acquiring new technology skills.
It has been 23 years of dedication and the excellent skills of Chief Adams to make our Police Department strong and effective. As a result of his leadership what you see every day are professionals in appearance and skills.
As a City Councilor and as a citizen, I will miss Chris. He is the personification of a "good cop".
Good luck Chief. I will miss you and your many kindnesses.
Councilor Brenda Baer
Ward 4, Laconia
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