Pelham Selects Patrol Lieutenant as Town Administrator

May 23, 2014

The Town of Pelham Board of Selectmen announces the hiring of Brian McCarthy, 49, as the Town of Pelham’s new town administrator.

Brian McCarthy was raised in Burlington, Mass., and graduated from Burlington High School in 1983.  Upon graduation he attended North Shore Community College in Beverly, Mass.

McCarthy will be leaving his position with the Pelham Police Department to accept the town administrator’s job.

At the Pelham Police Department, McCarthy will be leaving his position as a patrol lieutenant where he was in charge of the patrol division of the department.  Prior to becoming lieutenant in 2007, he served as a sergeant and patrolman.  He joined the Pelham Police Department in 2005.

In addition to his patrol supervision responsibilities McCarthy was the Pelham Police Department’s “senior services officer” in which he served as a liaison person between the town’s senior population and the police department.  McCarthy also supervises the Police Explorer Post, the AARP Driver Education program, the Accreditation Program, the DARE program and the School Resource Officer program.  He was also instrumental in overhauling all of the police department’s standard operating policies and procedures.

Prior to his appointment as patrol lieutenant, McCarthy previously supervised the Pelham Police Department’s Detective and Administrative divisions.

He began his law enforcement career in November of 1988 with the Brookline, NH Police Department where he eventually rose through the ranks to achieve the rank of the Chief of Brookline Police in 1996.

In 1997, he joined the New Hampshire State Police as a state trooper and where he patrolled the highways of Rockingham and Hillsborough counties until 2003 when he accepted transfer to the Commercial Truck Enforcement Team out of Concord Headquarters.

McCarthy moved to Pelham in 2002 where he resides with his wife, Pam.

McCarthy is also a volunteer tour guide at the New Hampshire Airport Museum in Manchester, and a member of the St. Patrick Church Men’s Group.  His interests include restoring vintage automobiles, aviation, travel and fitness.

lf you have any questions regarding new Town Administrator Brian McCarthy, call the Pelham Board of Selectmen Chairman, Edmund Gleason, at 635-8233.