WOMEN IN POLICING

The Nashua Police Department is interested in women seeking an exciting and fulfilling career in law enforcement.

Below you will find a short biography on some of our Female Officers.
For more information see the Women in Policing Frequently Asked Questions.

 
 
Sergeant Kerry Baxter

Sergeant Kerry Baxter was raised in Chelmsford, MA. In 1994 she graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and returned to Massachusetts.
Her Law Enforcement career began in Groton, MA as a volunteer Auxiliary Police Officer. She then went to work as a Reserve Police Officer in Townsend, MA. She was subsequently hired as a full time officer for the Town of Townsend.
Always wanting to work in a larger city, Sergeant Baxter applied and was hired by the Nashua Police Department in 1998. Sergeant Baxter is currently assigned to the Detective Bureau.
Sergeant Baxter is a member of the Mountain Bike Unit and Ceremonial Unit. In addition, she is a Field Training Officer and a police photographer. Sergeant Baxter is also the recipient of the Medal of Valor, New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Award and Life Saving Award.


Officer Jane Constant

Officer Constant’s career in law enforcement didn't begin under typical circumstances. Most of her fellow officers began their careers in their twenties, fresh out of college. She chose another career in the field of medicine.
Officer Constant graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, NH in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology/Biology. From there, she began her medical career and worked at several medical centers including St. Joseph Hospital and Trauma Center in Nashua, NH, New England Pathology Services in Wilmington, MA and Lowell General Hospital and Trauma Center in Lowell, MA.
Later, she chose to incorporate those skills in the field of Law Enforcement and was hired as a full time Nashua Police Officer in 1994. Now, with over 18 years of experience in police work, she is currently serving as the Senior Relations Officer for the City of Nashua. She investigates and addresses crimes and problems specific to seniors, such as Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, and other crimes against the elderly. She works closely with the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Protective Services, home health care agencies, hospitals, the Nashua Senior Center, AARP, Meals on Wheels, and numerous independent and assisted living facilities.  Officer Constant is a Certified AARP Driver Safety Program Instructor and speaker at events designed for seniors offering tips and information to keep them safe.
She is also a former CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) instructor, a former instructor for the women’s self defense program nationally recognized as RAD (Rape Aggression Defense), fingerprint analyst, and advisor for the Youth Explorer Post 911.



Detective Jennifer Cartier

 
 
Detective Cartier was born and raised in Massachusetts. In 2002 she graduated from Rivier College (Nashua, NH) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.
For as far back as she can remember, Detective Cartier held Police Officers in high regard. Her respect of authority drew her closer to this profession. Detective Cartier maintained a faithful interest in law enforcement throughout her schooling. She always had high hopes and aspirations of working for a highly respected and well-known agency.
She began her law enforcement career in Hampton, NH as a part time Police Officer. Shortly thereafter, she learned that the Nashua Police Department was hiring. She had always been impressed with the professionalism of the agency. She applied and was subsequently hired by the Nashua Police Department in 2004. Detective Cartier is a member of the Ceremonial Unit and is a crime scene photographer. In addition, she is a Field Training Officer and a certified instructor for the women’s self defense program nationally recognized as RAD (Rape Aggression Defense). Detective Cartier is currently assigned to the Detective Bureau.
 
 
Officer Jaclyn Marquis
 
Officer Jaclyn Marquis was born and raised in Nashua, NH. She graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Sociology. Officer Marquis is currently assigned to the Uniform Field Operations Bureau. Officer Marquis is the Post Advisor for the Nashua Police Explorer Program.  She also volunteers her time with several of the Special Olympics New Hampshire events.
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