Tad Dionne


Tad is a Captain with the Hudson, New Hampshire Police Department where he currently serves as the Operations Bureau Commander serving a community of just under 26,000 residents. He has served the town of Hudson since 1995 and as a sworn officer since 1998. He has served in the capacity of Police Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Certified Field Training Officer, Detective, Certified Emergency Driving Instructor, Certified Collision Reconstructionist, Crime Scene Technician, Patrol Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant. Tad has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the 115 Police Academy at Police Standards and Training in Concord, NH. Tad currently resides in Auburn, NH with his wife, Jennifer.  They have three children and two grandchildren.

“I may be unique to the Board of Directors in that, unfortunately, I never met Ryan. I first met Megan, Don, and Nancy when they requested some police advice or small assistance in escorting Ryan from New Hampshire to Arlington. I had the incredible honor of being named Ryan’s family liaison by the Town of Hudson to help provide support, security and additional logistical assistance for his services. While getting to know Ryan’s wonderful family - Megan, Don, Nancy, Christina and additionally Ryan’s closest friends like Dan Garrison, I feel like I have always known Ryan, and what a great person he was in life. I was thrilled when asked to be part of this organization in memory of Captain Ryan Phaneuf.”