Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500

Police Department Home 
Police Commission 
Chief of Police 
Vision Statement 
Budget Information 
Annual Report 
Department Overview 
Department History 
News Releases 
Crime Stoppers 
Community Resource 
Employment Inquiries 
Patrol Division 
Detective Division 
Specialty Units 
Animal Control Officer 
Local Links 
City Home 
News Releases

Date of Release: 1 May, 2008

Reference: Captain’s Promotion

On April 29, 2008, the Portsmouth Police Commission voted unanimously to promote Lt. Fred Hoysradt to the rank of Captain. The promotion process requires candidates to present their qualifications and undergo vigorous oral board examinations. Captain Hoysradt is in his 15th year with the Portsmouth Police Department, having joined the force in May of 1993. Before coming to Portsmouth, Fred was a patrolman and a Field Training Officer with the Stratham Police Department. He graduated with honors from the 93rd New Hampshire Police Academy. Fred is an alumnus of St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass, and hold a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Captain Hoysradt is the Commander of the Seacoast Emergency Response Team and is responsible for supervision and coordination of all operations of this regional unit.. Along with Chief Magnant, Captain Hoysradt has become the face of DUI law enforcement to police departments in New Hampshire. He has been one of the long-time behind-the-scenes change agents in energizing law enforcement to step up the work of removing impaired drivers from our roadways.

Fred is passionate about DUI enforcement; in fact, Captain Hoysradt is passionate about police work in general. His enthusiasm is contagious. He is a natural leader and team builder, choosing a management style of forthright encouragement and example. Captain Hoysradt has worked in both patrol and the detective division, notably the Family Services Unit, and has been a member of the Accident Investigation Team, the Drug Recognition Expert Unit, the Field Training Program, and Selective Traffic Enforcement.

He was also a tireless advisor to Portsmouth’s very successful Explorer Cadet Post for many years. In 1999 he was awarded the Mayor’s Award for his work and contributions to the Police Exploring Program. He has garnered Letters of Commendation and Recognition for his police work at both the state and local level.

Fred Hoysradt and his wife Sharon enjoy traveling and pursuing outdoor activities with their two spoiled Labrador Retrievers.


 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500