Hampton Police Chief David Hobbs Leaves for MA Community College

HAMPTON — After 23 years in the green uniform of the Hampton Police Department, including two as chief, David Hobbs is retiring and entering a new phase in his career in law enforcement.

“I will be chief of police and director of security at Northern Essex Community College (in Haverhill, Massachusetts),” Hobbs said. “I see this as a unique opportunity.”

Hobbs, 45, has spent more than two decades serving the people of Hampton, where he spent his entire career in law enforcement.

“As a child, I felt police work was where I leaned; in high school and college,” Hobbs said. “I was looking to do something challenging, something different every day. A career where you can have a positive impact.

Hampton Police Chief David Hobbs is retiring after 23 years of service.

The son of the late Patricia and David Hobbs of Kingston, Massachusetts, Hobbs graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School in his hometown, then earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bay State’s Framingham State College in 1999.

It was during a senior year internship at the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management at Babson College that Hobbs met a policeman who was taking classes at the institute, a man who would go on to help define Hobbs’ career: Jamie Sullivan.

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