In cooperation with the people of Allenstown and in partnership with other public and private agencies, 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 to improve the quality of life for citizens.
We will steadfastly uphold the constitution of the United States of America, the New Hampshire constitution and the laws of the State of New Hampshire. We will enforce the laws of the land and the ordinances of the Town of Allenstown.
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 adhere to the highest ethical standards and accept responsibility for our decisions and actions. We uphold and demonstrate moral behavior that is expected of a community’s police department.
We will treat all employees, offenders and the public with fairness, honesty, compassion, consideration, and respect while recognizing individual diversity.
We will be fair and consistent in the performance of our duties and responsibilities. As positive role models, we will take pride in maintaining the quality of our services through our performance, appearance and continued education and training. We will instill trust and teamwork by providing support to fellow employees and promoting cooperation and effective communication.
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 constant improvement to the quality of the services that we render.
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 eleven sworn officers including the Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, a Sergeant, seven full-time patrol officers and a detective. The department has a support staff made up of a prosecutor, one full-time administrative assistant, one part-time administrative assistant and a custodian. The department is located at 40 Allenstown Road, also known as 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. She 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. She 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 after probable cause hearings and arraignments are completed by our prosecutor. The prosecutor works with the officers and the detective towards the resolution and adjudication of all cases. She is also responsible for annual trainings with the officers regarding legal updates and case preparation.
|Paul Paquette||Chief||(603) 485-9500|
|Michael Stark||Lieutenant||(603) 485-9500|
|Dawn Shea||Detective Sergeant||(603) 485-9500|
|Beth Tower||Sergeant||(603) 485-9500|
|Bryan Wilcox||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Michael Bowen||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|David Fencer||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Timothy Vincent||Officer||(603) 485-9500|
|Hannah Higgins||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|