A big thank you to McDonald's for holding their statewide fundraiser for the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police last night! As part of this fundraising event, McDonald's also recognizes several officers throughout NH who go above and beyond the line of duty and are highly invested in their community. Last night Lieutenant Isham was presented with the Community Policing Award.
Lt. Isham is a regular at Lebanon Police public relations events. He has organized police involvement with events such as Sundae at David’s House, Ice Cream Patrols which are used for positive police/community interactions, and many others. Lt. Isham took part in “The Road to Hope” ride to support the Officer Down Memorial Page and the C.O.P.S. Kids camp, a summer camp for surviving children of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
In addition to being involved with Lebanon Police Department’s community outreach efforts, he is heavily involved with community sporting events where he coaches soccer, assists with ski events for youth at local ski mountains, does work on improving playing fields for youth organized sports, and participates regularly in fundraising efforts for worthy causes. He was recognized for his work with “Halls of Hope” Mental Health Court which is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.
At Lebanon Police Department, he founded our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and teaches crisis intervention techniques for handling individuals suffering from a mental health crisis to other agencies.
Congratulations to Lt. Isham and Captain Bodanza, of the Hanover Police Department, for their awards and thank you again to McDonald's!