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.

05-15-2017

TOWN MEETING:

On May 13 , 2017 the Town of Chester held the annual town meeting.  The town meeting was attended with approximately 150 residents in attendance.  The overall process was a success with the cooperation of the Board of Selectman, Budget Committee and the citizens of Chester.  I want to give a heartfelt thank you to the citizens of Chester for their continued support as we move towards the future.

Regards,

Chief Berube 

04-19-2017

Full Time Police Officer opening: 

The Chester Police Department is seeking motivated, hardworking applicants of exceptional character for the position of full time police officer.  Candidates must be at least 21 years old and must have high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and excellent communication and writing skills. Must have ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of NH (NHPSTC). Preference will be afforded to those candidates already certified by NHPSTC or whose out-of-state police certification would be recognized by NHPSTC. Applicants may be required to pass a written exam, physical agility test, oral board interviews, psychological testing, extensive background investigation and medical examination. Current base pay ranges from $39,520 to $52,700 depending upon experience / qualifications.  

The Town of Chester offers an excellent benefits package.  

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Chief of Police

Aaron P. Berube

Chester Police Department

84 Chester Street

Chester, N.H.

 

04-19-2017

National Take-Back initiative for dangerous controlled substances

CHESTER, NH – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Chester Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public a nationwide, one day collaborative drug take-back initiative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s homes. This national initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.  Bring your medications for disposal to Chester Police Department at 84 Chester Street, Chester, N.H. 03036. No needles or liquids can be accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Citizens are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information in regards to this initiative, please contact Chief Aaron P. Berube at the Chester Police Department (603) 887-2080.

 

03-02-2017

***CONCEALED CARRY LAW / CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY***

Now that the Chester Police Department has had time to review the concealed carry law, we want our residents to know that if you still feel the need to have a permit, we will happily process the request with the required fee and within the required allotted time. However, be aware, they are not necessary unless you plan on visiting one of the 28 reciprocating states (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, IA, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, UT, VA, WV, WY).

I have provided the following links for additional information:

https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/permitslicensing/plupr.html

http://www.wmur.com/article/what-you-need-to-know-about-nhs-new-concealed-carry-law/8971114

Regards,

Chief Aaron P. Berube

03-01-2017

****PUBLIC MEETING UPDATE****

Date : February 28, 2017

Re: Home invasions / burglaries meeting update

Thank you for everyone that attended the meeting in regards to the burglaries.  The discussions that took place were open and inviting.  This type of transparent communications is essential for your police department to provide the best service it can.

Regards,

Chief Aaron P. Berube 

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 Randy Kerkman
  • Officer Todd Crumb
  • Auxilary Officer Trevor Gardner

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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