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 Alstead Police Town Report

I would like to take this opportunity to give you the annual police statistics but first an update on Alstead police staffing and equipment. I was sworn in as the fifth Police Chief on June 5, 2017 and hit the ground running. My immediate issues were getting the 2009 Ford Explorer decommissioned and awaiting the delivery of the new 2017 Ford Interceptor, meeting with the interim chief and others and acquainting myself with office and patrol procedures. With two full-time officers, I am looking forward to increasing police presence in our community with positive interaction, including reinstituting a DARE program at the Vilas Middle School.

The Alstead Police Department handled over 500 police calls last year. A partial list of most frequent or significant call types are as follows:

Accidents (3), Arrests (20), Criminal Investigations (50) and Citations (178). The breakdown of the citations are as follows: 102 for Speed, 11 for Unregistered Vehicles, 20 for Defective Equipment, 18 for Uninspected Vehicle and the remainder for other miscellaneous violations.

Police equipment and other stuff….as approved by warrant article this year, the police department entered into a lease agreement for a new Police Ford Interceptor. The department now has  2016 and 2017 cruisers, equipped to handle the town's needs for several years.  Officer Adam Howard became a Certified PT Instructor and has taken on an increasing role in the Alstead Schools. He will be attending DARE Certification program in September. Administrative Assistant Penny Gendron has completed two years of employment with the department and recently completed training for CPR Certification and Updated Registered Sex Offender Laws. The Alstead Police Department is now working on updating our website and has a Facebook page, check it out for current information and links. 

Sincerely, Chief Stephen Murrell