CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu on Tuesday announced he will nominate Bob Quinn of Seabrook for commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Safety and Perry Plummer of Dover to replace Quinn as assistant commissioner.

Plummer is currently state director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

“I am deeply honored that Gov. Sununu has placed his faith and trust in me to lead the Department of Safety,” Quinn said. “I am both humbled and proud to have worked under the leadership of Commissioner John Barthelmes, along with the finest men and women in public safety for over 34 years. I am committed to ensuring that the Department of Safety continues to work with all partners to ensure that New Hampshire remains as one of the safest states in the United States.”

“New Hampshire will be in good hands with Bob Quinn leading the Department of Safety,” Sununu said. “As the current assistant commissioner and former colonel of the New Hampshire State Police, Bob serves on the front lines and understands what it takes to oversee this vitally important department.”

Plummer called his nomination "a great honor," adding, “I am excited to bring a Homeland Security and fire service background to the leadership team."

“From spearheading the School Safety Taskforce to overseeing disaster relief and response, Perry works 24/7, 365 days a year to keep the Granite Staters safe,” Sununu said. “I am confident he will carry that same work ethic and dedication into his new role.”

The Executive Council's confirmation votes for Quinn and Plummer are expected to take place March 27.