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Oct 4, 2016 6:06 PM

Bow PD appoints longtime member as its acting chief

BOW — A longtime member of the Bow Police Department has been appointed to acting chief.

Lt. Scott Hayes became chief on Oct. 1 after Chief Erin Commerford retired. Commerford retired at the end of September for a job in the private sector. She had been with the station since 2002. Commerford was one out of five female police chiefs in the state.

READ: Bow police chief resigns post to join private sector

Bow is still searching for a full-time replacement for Commerford, and hopes to have a new chief by the end of the year.

Hayes was hired as a police officer in Bow in 2001, and became a lieutenant in 2008, said town officials in a statement.

He served on the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force working on undercover cases in the Merrimack County, and elsewhere in the state.

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