POLICE DEPARTMENT

Police Department:  (603) 887-2080

Aaron P. Berube
Chief of Police
84 Chester Street

Police Department general Email:  chesterpd@gsinet.net  (this e-mail is not monitored on a regular basis)

Welcome to the Chester Police Department

The mission of the Chester Police Department, in partnership with the community, is to promote and maintain a peaceful, safe and secure environment. The Department recognizes its members as its most valuable resource, and will strive to maintain the quality of public service through committed leadership, supervisory direction, career development, and training.

Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday April 30, 2016 from 10am-2pm Chester Police Officers will be collecting any unwanted or expired prescription drugs at the Chester Police Department, 84 Chester Street.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

 

 

As a friendly reminded I would like to provide the New Hampshire law relative to licensing dogs:

Licensing of Dogs

Section 466:1

    466:1 Procuring License; Tag. – Every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months old or over shall annually, cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed for one year in the office of the clerk of the city or town in which the dog is kept, and shall cause it to wear around its neck a collar to which shall be attached a metal tag with the following information thereon: the name of the city or town, year of issue of license and its registered number. The tag and license shall be furnished by the clerk at the expense of the city or town. Regardless of when the license is obtained, the license shall be effective from May 1 of each year to April 30 of the subsequent year.

Please visit Acting Town Clerk Erin Newnan or her Assistant Town Clerk Barbara Cannon for dog licenses.  They are happy to assist in the licensing process.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Regards,

Aaron P. Berube

Chief of Police

Hands free

 

                                                                        NEW HANDS-FREE ELECTRONIC DEVICE LAW
                                                                                               EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015.
                                                                            BE A SAFE DRIVER, BE A FOCUSED DRIVER
What does this mean?
• No use of hand-held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays
• This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry
• Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed
• Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed
• One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed
• Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices (hand-held or not) except to report an emergency. Anyone violating this will be subject to penalties and license suspension or revocation.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with Bluetooth functionality, auto service centers can install after-market systems or over the ear devices can be purchased at retailers such as Staples, Best Buy or your cell phone carrier.
Penalties for Violations
• 1st Offense
• 2nd Offense
• 3rd Offense within 2 years
• $100 fine
• $250 fine
• $500 fine
Penalty assessments will be added to the fines
Why is the NH Law Important?
• During the past 4 years, 116 fatal crashes in New Hampshire were caused by distraction
• The increasing use of electronic devices is fast becoming the primary distraction
• While texting, a driver is 23 times more likely to crash
• Sending or receiving a text distracts the driver for almost 5 seconds
• At 50 miles per hour, we travel longer than the length of a football field during that 5 seconds
• Even dialing a phone number increases the risk of crashing by 3 times

Chief of Police:  Aaron P. Berube

Full Time Officers:

Full Time Administrative Assistant:

  • Currently in the hiring process

Part Time Officers:

  • Officer / DARE Scott Haggart
  • Officer Robert McConn
  • Officer Nicholas McLellan
  • Officer Randy Kerkman
  • *Officer Amanda Basnar
  • *slotted to attend the part time officer academy in July 2016
  • *Officer Todd Crumb
    • *Graduates from the part time officer’s academy on May 5, 2016

Chester Police Association Please click on the link above for Association Website

D.A.R.E.   http://www.dare.com

Search for Registered Sexual Offendershttp://www.familywatchdog.us/

NH State Police Sexual Offender Site: http://www4.egov.nh.gov/nsor/

Commonly used documents and forms: http://www.nh.gov/safety/forms.html

Printable Vacation Notice Form: Vacation NoticePDF

Printable Statement Form: Statement-FormPDF

How to pay an Animal Control fine or Parking Ticket

                    

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