Operations Support Division

Bedford Police, N.H. patch

                                                                                         Lt. Michael Bernard
Michael R. Bernard                             
Bedford Police Department
  Bedford, New Hampshire

The Operations Support Division is under the direction of Lt. Michael Bernard. Lt. Michael Bernard grew up in the Town of Bedford and graduated from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, NH with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He completed his internship in 1994 with the Bedford Police Department and joined the Auburn Police Department in 1995 as a part-time police officer. He was hired as a full-time officer with the Auburn Police Department in 1997 and attended the 114th Police Academy. In 1999 Lt. Bernard joined the Bedford Police Department and was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2006. During his time with the Bedford Police Department Lt. Bernard served as a FTO and assigned to the motorcycle patrol from 1999 to 2006. In July of 2008 Lt. Bernard was promoted to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant.  In January of 2018 he was reassigned to the Operations Support Division, where he became the Lieutenant responsible for the following divisions:  Communications, Records, Department Training, Community Policing, Recruitment, Fleet Operations, Special Events Coordinator, and Police Detail Assignments.