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U.S. Marshals Service

District of New Hampshire

United States Marshal - Enoch “Nick” Willard


United States Marshal - Enoch “Nick” Willard
U.S. Marshal Enoch “Nick” Willard

In September of 2018, Enoch F. Willard was named the United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire. Marshal Willard brings extensive law enforcement experience to the position, having served 29 years as a local police officer, as well as 4 years in the United States Air Force as a security police officer.

Marshal Willard began his career in 1989 as a police officer with the Sanbornton, NH Police Department before joining the Manchester Police Department in 1992. Marshal Willard held every rank within the Manchester Police Department, spending a considerable amount of time as a detective and detective supervisor. As a Detective Lieutenant, he was the lead investigator of the line-of-duty murder of Officer Michael Briggs, which led to a Capital Murder conviction and death sentence for the perpetrator. As a Captain and Investigative Division Commander, he attended the FBI National Academy, session 247, and was chosen by his class mates as the session spokesperson. Marshal Willard ended his career with the Manchester Police Department as the Chief of Police, where he established many new and innovated programs, such as the Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team (ACERT), Beards For Bucks Campaign and the Family Justice Center to name a few. Marshal Willard also used predictive analytics to drive down the crime rate in each of his three years as Police Chief for the City of Manchester.
As the U.S. Marshal, Willard has been actively promoting the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force throughout the State of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is truly a valuable asset available to state, county and local law enforcement to assist in the location and apprehension of fugitives throughout the state, country and world. These capabilities are further promoted to the public through excellent media relations that support the U.S. Marshals and the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force. The partnership between the media, the public and law enforcement is a three pronged approach to making our streets a safer place. This is evident through the highly successful “Fugitive of the Week” program that highlights one of New Hampshire’s Most Wanted fugitives each week, which has resulted in hundreds of arrests since 2007.

Additionally, Marshal Willard has ensured that the deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers in New Hampshire are constantly enhancing their capabilities through training, equipment and manpower. All of these efforts are to maintain and enhance officer preparedness and officer safety.
History of U.S. Marshals in the District of New Hampshire is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justicee