Department adds two Peterborough officers

LYNDEBOROUGH — Police Chief Rance Deware hired two additional part-time police officers last week, adding Richard Sprankle and Michael Chapdelaine, who also work for the Peterborough Police Department, to the town’s roster.

Sprankle has been hired as a part-time sergeant and Chapdelaine as a part-time patrol officer.

Sprankle, who has almost 30 years of law enforcement experience, will be second-in-command at the department. Deware said he has experience in patrol, investigations, training, supervision and administration.

Chapdelaine has 16 years of law enforcement experience and spent four years as a military police officer in the U.S. Army. He also has experience in corrections, patrol, supervision, training and investigations.

Sprankle and Chapdelaine were sworn into office on Jan. 30.

Chapdelaine is a full-time officer in Peterborough, where he holds the rank of sergeant. Sprankle is a detective with the Peterborough Police Department, working part time.

Both officers will be continuing to work in Peterborough, according to Peterborough Police Chief Scott Guinard.

Deware said he is still looking to hire additional part-time staff and plans to discuss the department’s needs with the Select Board at an upcoming meeting.

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