For Immediate Release
Posted: August 23, 2023


Tyler Dumont, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-3641 |

Veteran New Hampshire State Trooper Mark B. Hall Nominated as Next Director of the Division of State Police

CONCORD, New Hampshire – This morning, Governor Chris Sununu nominated Mark B. Hall as the next Director of the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of State Police. Per state statute, the Director holds the rank of Colonel.

Hall has been a member of the Division of State Police since October 1999. Currently, he serves as a Major and Field Operations Bureau Commander, responsible for oversight of all uniformed personnel. Previously, he held the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Trooper.

“With nearly 30 years of experience, Major Hall is an accomplished leader who has earned the respect of his colleagues in the law enforcement community. Most importantly, he understands the public safety challenges of today and will work collaboratively to keep New Hampshire safe with our federal, state, county, and local partners,” said Commissioner Robert L. Quinn. “I am confident in his leadership ability and his commitment to the Division of State Police and its mission of providing the highest degree of law enforcement service while maintaining the traditions of fairness, professionalism and integrity.”

Prior to his employment with the State of New Hampshire, Hall worked as a Vermont State Police Trooper and as a patrol officer with the Milton, Vt. Police Department. He graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. and is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.

“I am both grateful and honored to receive Governor Sununu’s nomination and the support of Commissioner Quinn,” said Major Mark B. Hall. “The men and women of the New Hampshire State Police are remarkable, and I am humbled by the opportunity and privilege to represent them.”

Members of the Executive Council will have the opportunity to confirm Hall at the September 6, 2023 Governor and Council meeting.


The New Hampshire State Police is a statewide law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing motor vehicle laws, criminal laws, boating laws, and motor carrier laws. The Division is comprised of seven Troop Stations around the State, a Marine Patrol facility and State Office Complex Police Force at the New Hampshire State Hospital. The New Hampshire State Police also offers a wide variety of tactical and investigative specialty units. Within the Division of State Police are 362 State Troopers, approximately 40 other State law enforcement officers, and 300 professional, nonsworn employees.

The Director (Colonel) of the New Hampshire State Police is responsible for overseeing the overall operations and performance of the Division by leading its employees in its mission to make New Hampshire the safest state in the country.