Police Department Space Needs Working Group

In CIP Warrant Article #8, Town Meeting of May 2017, the Town put aside $15k for a Police Department ”Space Needs Assessment Study”.  An RFP (Request for Proposal) was created and sent out to a dozen New England architectural firms as well as being posted on the New Hampshire Municipal Association and Primex webpages.  We received seven (7) submissions from architectural firms interested in evaluating the Police Department’s current space, and determining what they will need in the future.

The Selectmen formed a small working group of Selectmen, employees, and residents interested in reading and evaluating those submissions.  The working group met with four of the firms, and then made a recommendation to the Selectmen as to which submission they believed best suited the Town’s needs.

Their choice was Harriman, a 150-year-old Architecture, Engineering, and Planning firm with offices in Auburn and Portland, ME, Portsmouth, NH, and Boston, MA.  Harriman assigned architects William Gatchell and Judy Johnson to the project, and the kickoff meeting was held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019.  Harriman plans to conduct an existing facility and site evaluation in time for the next meeting on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, at 9:00am here at Town Hall.

If you have any questions or would be interested in participating in this process, please feel free to contact the Selectmen's Office.

Working Group Members

Police Chief


Building Inspector

Planning Coordinator

Karl Knudsen




Michael Oleson

Road Agent

Recreation Director

Herb Rowell


Building Department AA, Recording Secretary