Friends of the Manchester Mounted Patrol
MEET THE TEAM
Officer Kelly McKenney
Officer McKenney graduated from UNH in 1998, and pursued various careers in the equine industry, and also at a veterinary hospital before becoming the Animal Control Officer for the town of Merrimack, N.H. In 2004, Officer McKenney was hired by the Manchester Police Department as an Animal Control Officer and a year later was hired as a police officer. In 2005, Officer McKenney graduated from the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Academy with the "Most Physically Fit Officer" award.
Officer McKenney has spent the majority of her career with MPD in Patrol and for two years served as a K9 handler with her loyal partner Monty. She was assigned to the Community Policing Division in 2016, and patrols Elm Street and the downtown area with her equine partner.
Officer McKenney has been riding horses since the age of six, competing in various equestrian competitions throughout the years, making her an accomplished horsewoman.
Officer Brianna Miano
Officer Miano graduated from UMass Lowell with her Bachelors in 2018, studying Criminal Justice and Psychology. She started her law enforcement career at Hampton, NH police department before joining the Manchester, NH police department in 2015. During her 7.5 years in patrol, she received extra training and joined multiple teams that assist the community to include CIT (assisting with mental health) and CRU (assisting drug overdose victims). Officer Miano also joined our department’s Mental Health and Wellness team, which focuses on the well-being of our officers and their families.
Officer Miano spent 5 months assigned to the Community Policing Division on the walking route, interacting with the community on Elm St and in the city parks. She then spent 2 months assigned to the Training Division as a Background Investigator. Officer Miano is a Field Training Officer, assisting in the training of new officers on the road. Officer Miano is also a Defensive Tactics instructor and helps train our officers during our in-house training weeks.
Officer Miano was recently assigned to the Community Affairs Division in August of 2022 as the new Mounted Patrol officer. Officer Miano has been riding horses for fun most of her life, and has been very eager to take her equine skills to the next level. Becoming part of the Mounted Unit has been a dream of hers since she was a child and is very excited for this new chapter.
Intern Hannah Beaudry
Hannah Beaudry is an accomplished horsewoman who has been riding since a young age. Hannah is a huge asset to the Mounted Unit. Hannah is a full-time college student, but still dedicates a significant amount of time assisting the Mounted Unit in a wide range of tasks. Hannah assists in training the horses, assisting with tasks around the barn, and joining the officers on their events. Hannah plans to graduate college and start her career in Law Enforcement. Her dream is to one day become the next Mounted Patrol Officer!