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Reference: Promotion of Len DiSesa to Deputy Chief

On Friday, October 21, 2005, The Board of Police Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Captain Len DiSesa to the rank of Deputy Chief. The promotion is effective immediately.

DiSesa began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the Dover Police Department, and transferred to Portsmouth in 1987. He was promoted to detective in 1989, handling the child sexual assault/abuse and neglect caseload. He next became a Drug Abuse Resistance Education instructor and later became that program's coordinator. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and headed the Youth Services Section of Detectives for three years before transferring to the Patrol Division in 1996.

On November 4, 1998, DiSesa was promoted to lieutenant in Detectives, where his primary duties were the overall supervision of the day-to-day operations of the Detective Division, performing oversight on case management, and acting as a liaison to Federal agencies and Social Service agencies. He was promoted to captain on July 1, 1999, and was a shift commander in the Patrol Division for over two years before moving to the Personnel and Training Division. From that post he assumed administrative captain duties before being promoted to deputy chief.

Deputy Chief DiSesa is the proud father of three sons, Ben, Sam and Max, and he lives with his wife Erika in the Seacoast area. He graduated from the 69th Police Academy and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire.


 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500