GILFORD, New Hampshire — The town of Gilford is getting a new police chief.

Anthony Bean Burpee of Sanford, Maine, was appointed by the Board of Selectmen on Monday.

Burpee is currently a lieutenant with the Kennebunk Police Department in Maine, where he began as a summer part-time officer in 1997.

He went to a full-time position in 1998 and worked as a school resource officer from 2000-2004. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2004 and lieutenant in 2008.

Prior to his years on Kennebunk force, Burpee was a corrections officer at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, beginning in 1995.

According to the town of Gilford website, Burpee has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Southern Vermont College and two master’s degrees, one in public administration and another in criminal justice from Suffolk University in Boston.

Burpee is an adjunct professor at York Community College in Wells. He was selected from a pool of 47 candidates.

He will be paid an annual salary of $78,400 as Gilford police chief.

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