Statement of Salem Police Deputy Chief Joel Dolan

SALEM, New Hampshire — The following is a statement from Salem Deputy Police Chief Joel Dolan:

“The Salem Police Department has been notified that an employee of the agency, Michael Verrocchi, has been arrested and charged by the New Hampshire Attorney General after a long-term investigation pursuant to an incident that took place in 2012.

“This employee is already on administrative leave and will remain on leave, consistent with the department’s collective bargaining agreement and department policy.

“The Salem Police Department continues to cooperate fully with Attorney General MacDonald’s office.

“Our agency is committed to transparency, legitimacy and to the highest standards of modern municipal policing. We are committed to earning and maintaining the trust of our residents and visitors, and I sincerely appreciate the support of our community during this time.”