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.

PART TIME AND AUXILIARY OFFICER POSITIONS OPEN, 11-02-2016

The Chester, New Hampshire Police Department is seeking applicants for part-time police officers, auxiliary officers, as well as establishing an eligibility list for future anticipated full time openings. The successful candidate(s) must be able to pass a written test, physical fitness testing, medical exam, psychological exam, and a comprehensive background investigation. The candidate(s) must also possess current NH PSTC certification or be able to obtain the certification.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to:

Chief Aaron P. Berube

Chester Police Department

84 Chester Street

Chester, NH 03036

RECENT BURGLARIES, 11-01-2016

The Town of Chester recently had an increase in residential burglaries and attempted burglaries.

I want to take this opportunity to make the community aware of this type of activity.

The current Opiate epidemic has created an environment that forces addicts to use any means necessary to provide for their habit, often with burglaries. 

In an effort to stop these egregious crimes I want to remind the folks in Chester to :

-Lock your doors, windows and close your garage doors in your absence

-Report suspicious activity, no matter what type, to the police department

-Neighbors watching out for neighbors / neighborhoods

-Turn your alarm system on, if applicable 

I am aware of the seriousness of this, and am currently implementing additional resources to be more “proactive” and not “reactive” in addressing this problem.

Let’s all work together to make this a safer community and send a message to the criminals that we won’t tolerate this and take the appropriate measures to stop these crimes before they happen.

If one resident makes an unwelcoming environment for a burglar, the burglar will move on to the next home. If an entire neighborhood creates an unwelcoming environment, the burglar will move on to the next neighborhood, if an entire community creates an unwelcoming environment, the burglar will more onto the next community. 

It is my goal, along with the women and men of the Chester Police Department to make the Town of Chester a safer community.

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

Regards,

Chief Berube

 

 SCAMS / FRAUD 09-02-2016

Dear Chester residents,

The Chester Police Department has had an influx in scam and fraud calls recently.  The scams range from victims being told they owe the I.R.S. money to insurance companies telling you a family member was injured and in the hospital.  I ask that you carefully consider the information being relayed to you.  If it sounds to good to be true, it is probably not true.  A majority of the scam and fraud investigations we handle are unfortunately from another country.  When they are from another country, it drastically reduces what enforcement actions Unites States law enforcement can take.     

Please call the Police Department and speak with an officer if you have any questions or feel you have been scammed.    

I have attached several websites for review that provide good information and ways to protect yourself in the future.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

https://www.usa.gov/common-scams-frauds

http://www.fraud.org/

Regards,

Chief Berube

 

 

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

Detective Lieutenant :

Kennedy Richard

Email : krichard@gsinet.net

Full Time Officers:

Full Time Administrative Assistant:

  • Heather Paquette

Part Time Officers:

  • Officer / DARE Scott Haggart
  • Officer Robert McConn
  • Officer Nicholas McLellan
  • Officer Randy Kerkman
  • Officer Todd Crumb

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

Resident Pistol / Revolver License Application : https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/permitslicensing/documents/dssp85.pdf

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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