John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bedford Police Sergeant to Retire
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski is pleased to announce that a Bedford Police Sergeant is retiring from the department after 22 years of service to the community.
Sgt. Phillip Mahoney was first hired by the Bedford Police Department in December 1995, and subsequently joined the department full time in 1997. During his tenure with the department, Sgt. Mahoney has established himself as a leader in several key areas and helped fellow members develop critical skills.
In 2001, Sgt. Mahoney earned his firearms instructor certification, and in 2002 became an interactive firearms instructor. By mid-2004 he’d earned both his rifle and shotgun instructor certifications and is also an AR-15 armorer.
During his time with the Bedford Police Department, Sgt. Mahoney has served as a Field Training Officer, helping to fully prepare newly-hired officers to serve in the community.
In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
“Sgt. Mahoney has been an invaluable member of our department for a long time, and I want to congratulate him on reaching this milestone after decades of dedicated service to the people of Bedford,” Chief Bryfonski said. “His contributions to our officers’ professional development will leave a lasting impact on our department long after he completes his final shift.”
Sgt. Mahoney’s retirement will become effective as of March 29.