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About Richard N. Van Wickler

Superintendent of Corrections
Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Richard N. Van Wickler
“Ending prohibition only makes sense when one considers the facts and honors the evidence.”

Richard Van Wickler has been the Superintendent of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, NH since June of 1993 and began his Law Enforcement career in 1987.

He served three years in the active component of the U.S. Army and retired in December 2006 after 26 years of military service. Van Wickler was a senior instructor for Army ROTC at the University of NH and retired as a Course Manager for the NH Military Academy.

Rick is also an adjunct faculty instructor of American Corrections for Keene State College.

He has participated in discussions about international drug policy reform at the United Nations and has testified before the House and Senate of New Hampshire on several occasions.

Van Wickler holds a BS in Management from Franklin Pierce University and is a co-recipient of the President's Community Partner Award from Antioch University Graduate School. He was selected as Correctional Superintendent of the Year in 1997 and 2011. He also received New Hampshire’s Profile Service Award for his many contributions to County Government in 2009.

Watch Richard Van Wickler testify on HB 492, a 2013 marijuana legalization measure in New Hampshire: click here »

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