Director of Administration
Tony is a retired lieutenant with the Dracut, MA Police Department having served as the Commanding Officer on the early night shift for over ten years. He was a police officer with the Dracut Police Department since 1983 and served as a union official for the majority of his career. He served as Secretary for his local for over ten (10) years and was the president for four (4) years. He was the first command level officer to serve as president of a wall to wall unit. Lt. Archinski brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the New England PBA, including contractual negotiations, fact-finding, arbitrations, grievance procedures and disciplinary matters. He has been actively involved in the initial stages of the formation of the New England PBA. Tony is well respected and well regarded for his attention to detail and his expertise in the area of organizational development will serve this organization well. Prior to serving the citizens of Dracut, MA, Tony served his country in the United States Army and is a Vietnam era veteran. He is also a graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, MA with a Bachelor of Science in the Administration of Criminal Justice. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently the Chairman on the Dracut Board of Selectmen. Tony and his wife Susan reside in the Town of Dracut and are very active in local affairs. They have two children.
New Hampshire State Director
Steve Arnold is the New Hampshire State and Legislative Director for the NEPBA joining the organization in 2009 following his retirement. Steve is a retired Portsmouth, NH Police Detective with over 30 years of Union experience. In his career, Steve has served as the President of the NH Police Association, President of the NH Cops with Cancer Fund, is a co-founder of the NH Retirement Security Coalition and was a Trustee representing NH police officers on the NH Retirement System Board of Trustees. He is also a two-time recipient of the NH Congressional Law Enforcement Award. Steve lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife Jennifer and has four great sons.
New Hampshire Legislative Assistant
Chuck Flahive is the Legislative Assistant for the New Hampshire arm of the NEPBA. Chuck started his Law Enforcement career for the Town of Amherst MA in 1986. In 1991 he transferred to Nantucket Island PD, then left in 1999 to join the Salem NH Police department which he retired from in 2010. Chuck worked in many areas during his career including, SRO, ERT, Patrol, and his favorite, the motorcycle unit. Chuck received numerous commendations which included 2 for lifesaving and 1 for meritorious service for bravery as well as receiving an Outstanding Service Award from the Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving. Chuck has been active in fighting “anti-public employee” legislation at the NH State House for a number of years.