Eddie Edwards was nominated by Governor Christopher T. Sununu and confirmed by the Executive Council on March 3, 2021, to serve as an Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Safety.
Prior to joining the Department of Safety, he served as Chief of Police for the Town of South Hampton. He was the Director of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s Division of Enforcement & Licensing.
As Director, he led the Enforcement Division to become New Hampshire’s first statewide law enforcement agency to receive the distinction of Advanced National Law Enforcement Accreditation. He established New Hampshire’s first statewide DWI Mobile Command Unit and served as the Chief Administrative Alcohol Prosecutor and the primary Regulatory Drafter.
In 2008, he was recognized as one of the Top Forty Leaders in N.H.’s Under Forty by New Hampshire’s State Chamber of Commerce-Business and Industry Association and the NH Union Leader.
Eddie is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He was appointed as a member of the NH US Attorney General’s Identity Theft Task Force, Governor’s Crime Commission, NH DWI and Street Gang Commissions, and the Governor’s Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the NH Endowment for Health, Chair of NH Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee, and the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.
Eddie is a Navy veteran and continues to be active in his community by volunteering at a number of non-profit organizations.