Chief Edward Andersen, was sworn in as the sixth full time Chief of Police March 13, 2014.  Chief Andersen is no stranger to the town of New London, commencing his career in law enforcement as a New London Police  Cadet.  He subsequently became a Dispatcher, part time Officer, full time Officer, Corporal, Sergeant and finally Chief of Police.

Chief Edward Andersen               Officer Christopher Currier

Lieutenant Emily Cobb                 Officer Timothy Monahan

Sergeant David Keith                    Officer Michael Wilson

Detective Ernest Rowe                 Officer Thomas Anderson

Corporal Eben Lamson                 Canine Vilo

Officer James MacKenna              Admin. Asst Donna Larrow   

Officer Jeffrey Daley           

Officer Stefanie Welch       

Officer Joseph Walz       

                                               

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                                                    New London Police Department 2018

In 2018, staffing changes included the promotion of Part-time patrol officer Geoffrey Dailey to Full-time officer. Officer Daley graduated the Full-time Academy in August of 2018. In July of 2018 we hired Full-time Certified Officer Stephanie Welch to fill a vacant Part-time Officer position. Officer Welch was then promoted to the open Full-Time position in October of 2018.  Part-Time Officer Russell Lamson resigned his position as well as our Crossing Guard and Parking Enforcement staff Mary Hoyt and Bus Traffic control member Matt Hoyt.  We wish them well in their future endeavors.

Upgrades in the department included the addition of two radar speed boards. These are being utilized on our back roads to make the daily motoring public aware of the posted speed limits and the speeds they are traveling. It is said that signs have an impact for about 3 weeks before the usefulness wears off. With this in mind, we are strategizing for the spring, summer and fall months where we will rotate these signs to different town locations.

In 2018 training included the following courses: NH Work Zone, TAC Decision Making for a Patrol Supervisor  and Team Leaders, FBI Leeda, ALS Update, 3 year PT Instructor, Taser, CPR &AED, Self-Care that sustains our services to others, The Many Faces of Facebook, Law Updates, Intoxilyzer 5000, Court Preparation & Testimony, Camera Training, Intention Leadership, Criminal Intelligence Systems, LE Threat Liaison Officer, HR for Non HR Professionals, Active Attack Intergraded Response, Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents Schools, FEEMA National Incident Management Systems introduction, Basic Drug Investigation. 

We continued our public service events in 2018 including our sixth “Stuff a Cruiser” event, public speaking engagements on current criminal trends, Touch a Truck, Hospital Days events and Halloween activites. We continue to offer the drop box service for unused prescription medications; it is conveniently placed in our lobby for quick access and drop offs by the public. A list of what can be received is itemized on the box.  We have also a “sharps” box in an effort to provide a proper disposal of used and unused needles which will keep our community safe.

2018 was again a very busy year for the New London Police Department. We responded to 3275 more calls for service over 2017. We ended the year on handling 15,943 calls. SafeWise announced that New London ranked #1 (number one) for the 2018 “Safest City” in New Hampshire.  SafeWise also ranked New London as the 20th (twentieth)  2018 “Safest City” in the United States. Although our volume of calls has increased, it appears that we are making a difference in serious crimes against people and property. 

In 2018 Detective Rowe continues to represent the Town of New London at the local intelligence gathering meetings. Information is shared to assist all agencies with investigations. Detective Rowe has continued his public speaking presentations such as "Being a Good Witness” talk. In 2018 New London Police Department has conducted numerous drug investigations, some of which led to the seizure of money and a firearm. Detective Rowe continues to investigate thefts, sexual assaults, and other crimes. In 2019 we look forward to providing the town with presentations on how the opioid epidemic will impact our community.

On a final note, the department has a message for you, the citizens of New London.  If you “See Something, Say Something”.  If you feel like something is wrong,  probably something is wrong.  All too many times people don’t report things because they deem them to be insignificant or just a silly concern. Please, make the call.  A timely report helps us to serve you better.

On behalf of the department, I would like to thank the citizens of the community for your support and commitment to the departments and employees of the town of New London. Thank you!

Respectfully submitted,

Edward G Andersen

Chief of Police