In cooperation with the people of Allenstown and in partnership with other public and private agencies, our mission is to assume a leadership role through a problem-solving approach to preventing crime and disorder, reducing citizen fear of crime, providing a variety of community policing services, provide traffic enforcement on the roadways to maintain safety and interacting and being visible within the community in order to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
We will steadfastly uphold and enforce the Constitution of the United States of America, the New Hampshire Constitution, the laws of the State of New Hampshire, and the ordinances of the Town of Allenstown.
It is our vision that the Allenstown Police Department will continue to be a cornerstone of progress and a model police department in service to our citizens, caring for our employees, and constantly improving the quality of the services that we render.
The Allenstown Police Department is committed to fulfilling its mission by upholding the following values:
We will strive to be responsive to the needs of the citizens of our community. Service to our citizens is a critical component of the foundation of what we do. Working cooperatively with the other departments of the town to enhance the quality of life in the community is essential.
We will treat all employees, criminal offenders and the public with fairness, honesty, compassion, consideration, and respect while recognizing individual diversity.
Allenstown Police Department
The Allenstown Police Department is a full-time police department serving approximately 4300 residents, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department consists of ten sworn officers including the Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, a Patrol Sergeant, a Detective Sergeant, and six full-time Patrol Officers. The department has a support staff made up of a Prosecutor, one full-time Administrative Assistant, one part-time Administrative Assistant, and a part-time Custodian. The department is located at 40 Allenstown Road, also known as US Route 3. Our dispatch services are provided by the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office which is also staffed 24 hours a day.
In addition to conducting criminal investigations, the department provides a variety of community policing services including, the D.A.R.E program, motor vehicle lockouts, bicycle registrations, employment fingerprints, vehicle identification (VIN) checks and vacant house checks for residents. The department works to prevent and deter crime from the businesses in town conducting business checks when they are closed and actively patrolling when they are open. The department takes an active role in community events such as old home day.
The department puts a strong emphasis on training the officers above and beyond the training they receive through the police academy. All of the officers receive extensive training from the National Incident Management Training System (NIMS). The department has taken part in a variety of full scale training exercises ranging from active shooter scenarios to natural disasters to hostage situations. The department also belongs to the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit.
Six full-time patrol officers respond to a variety of calls ranging from motor vehicle lockouts to burglaries to domestic disturbances, thefts, assaults and more. The patrol officers handle everything from the time a call is received through the resolution of that call. Often times they work in conjunction with the detective as well as other departments. In addition to responding to calls the patrol officers are also responsible for pro-active patrol of the town, enforcing traffic laws and community policing.
The detective works closely with patrol and leads the larger more in depth investigations. The detective also works a variety of cases from suspicious death investigations to sexual assaults, drug investigations, burglaries and more. The detective is also in charge of processing all of the evidence that comes through the department. The detective often works closely with other local, state and federal agencies. The detective is the department representative on the Concord Regional Crimeline and is also the sex offender compliance officer for the department.
The administrative assistants are the public’s first contact at the police station. They are responsible for answering the phones and dispatching incoming calls to the officers as well as taking care of the administrative functions of the department. They process all of the paperwork that comes through the department from parking tickets to pistol permit applications and more. They are also responsible for assisting the prosecutor doing everything from preparing subpoenas to sending discovery to defense attorneys.
The department has an attorney prosecutor who works out of our building at 40 Allenstown Road. All violation level and misdemeanor offenses are handled by our prosecutor at the 6th Circuit District Division and Family Division Courts in Hooksett, NH. Felony level cases are referred to the Merrimack County Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The prosecutor works with the officers towards the resolution and adjudication of all cases. She is also responsible for annual trainings with the officers regarding legal updates and case preparation.
|Michael Stark||Chief of Police||(603) 485-9500|
|Beth Tower||Lieutenant||(603) 485-9500|
|Dawn Shea||Lieutenant||(603) 485-9500|
|Bryan Wilcox||Master Police Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Michael Bowen||Detective||(603) 485-9500|
|Timothy Vincent||Master Police Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|David Fencer||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Hannah Higgins||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Scott Pihl||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Carlos Morel||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Dorothy E. Walch||Prosecutor||(603) 485-9500|
|Dawn Chabot||Administrative Assistant||(603) 485-9500|
|Cheryl Hey||Administrative Assistant||(603) 485-9500|
|Erin Young||Custodian||(603) 485-9500|