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.

The women and men of the Chester Police Department give a heartfelt condolence to the Scott family and friends in your time of loss.   Leroy was a fixture in this community and will be greatly missed.


Detective position

I am pleased to announce that our Detective position has been filled.  Kennedy Richard of Londonderry, N.H. has joined our team.

Detective Richard joins us after retiring full time with almost 30 years of experience.  The past 23 years Detective Richard was an intrical part of the Derry Police Department.  

The Detective position within our agency will be a  huge asset and I am excited to have him serve our community.

Please give the police department a call and welcome Kennedy to our family.


Chief Berube  


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.


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

Detective Lieutenant :

Kennedy Richard

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 Amanda Basnar
  • *slotted to attend the part time officer academy in August 2016
  • *Officer Todd Crumb
    • Graduated from the part time officer’s academy on May 5, 2016.
  • Currently in the field training program.
    • Ofc. Crumb was the top academic recruit during the 271st part time academy.
    • Please congratulate Ofc. Crumb on a job well done!!!!!

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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