John Pickering, Founding Member
John Pickering is a 36-year law enforcement veteran with more than 23 years with the New Hampshire State Police, rising through the ranks from Trooper to Lieutenant. John has served numerous local communities in New Hampshire as well as the University of New Hampshire Police.
While with the State Police, John worked as a road trooper in the Seacoast area, was a Detective in the Narcotics: Organized Crime Auto Theft Unit, became the assistant commander of the Major Crime Unit (Homicide) and then Commander of the Special Investigations Unit. He published the first Sex Offender Registry List for New Hampshire, and finally went back into uniform as the Commander of Troop “D”, which covered the New Hampshire State turnpike and Merrimack County.
While studying at UNH, John authored a million dollar grant for the Communications Center, a multi-jurisdictional Police, Fire and EMS dispatch. Continuing with his passion for law enforcement, John established the first police department for the town of Madison, NH.
A native of New Hampshire, John has been married for 32 years and continues to reside with his family on the seacoast. John has a long working history with Chief Maloney and was, most importantly, one of the Chief’s closest friends.
Scot Blanchard, Founding Member
Scot Blanchard is a retired Chief of Police and a native New Englander. He began his law enforcement career as a dispatcher in Exeter, NH and worked his way up through the ranks to retire as Chief of Police, in Greenland, NH.
A graduate of Nichols College, Scott spends half of the year fishing at his home in Florida and the other half fishing at his home in Maine. He is a member of the International Association of Chief's of Police, National Association of Chief's of Police, New England Association of Chief's of Police, Lifetime Member of New Hampshire Association of Chief's of Police, Rockingham County Association of Chief's of Police, and Rockingham County Law Enforcement Officer's Association. He has two adult children and a young grandson, all of whom reside in New England.
Scot has been friends with Chief Maloney since 1986 and has been known, on occasion, to lift a glass or two in his honor.