New London Police Department congratulates Lieutenant Emily Cobb at a swearing in ceremony February 15, 2017.
"CRUISER" came to live at the station in April 2015. Now 2 years old, he has made this his home.
New London Police Department 2016
2016 staffing changes has seen the addition of Officer Emily Cobb being hired in February. Emily comes to New London from Claremont Police Department and is settling in nicely. If you see her around be sure to say hi. December 31st we will bid farewell to Lt Thomas Anderson as he retires after 17 years at New London Police Department. Tom came to New London as an officer in November of 1999. He has held the rank of Detective, Sergeant, and Lt. and will continue in New London as a part time officer. Tom has been a very valuable asset to the department and we will certainly miss his experience, professionalism, perspective and knowledge, not to mention his wit, charm and golf game.
Upgrades in the department included new weapon systems, Sturm Ruger generously donated eight patrol rifles for our officers. We continue to upgrade the training range to include an onsite shelter. This allows for training year round. The firm of CCI Managed Services in Claremont has been contracted to manage the police and dispatch computer servers, desktops, and wireless internet. We continue to use CrimeStar records management software for both police and dispatch. We have benefited significantly with the two working together to minimize down time and keeping systems current.
In 2016 training included: Two Active Shooter trainings at the college working to include the community and surrounding towns as a fully functional disaster. This is part of the grant to insure preparedness for all emergency services. We also trained in CPR; LE Narcan Licensure Training; School Incident Crisis Management for Rural Districts; Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium; Officer Involved Shootings; Drug Overdose Death Investigations; NIBRS; Felony Blood Draw; Juvenile Law Update; Field Training Officer; Civilian Response to Active Shooter; Legal Updates; FBI LEEDA Supervisor School; Domestic Violence - Lethality Assessment Program (LAP); Leadership Development; Firearms Instructor; Leadership and Management Skills for Women; Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training; RADAR operator; Directed LE Operational Planning; NH Law - Right to Know, DV, LAP; Verbal Judo for Administrative Personnel; Aggressive Behavior Mitigation and Personal Safety; Sex Offender Registration, NICS, NIBRS, AFIS, CJIS; Participated in DEA National Take Back Initiative.
We continued our public service events including our fourth Stuff a Cruiser event and the third “touch a truck” event. The drug drop off box in our lobby has been working out very well with many citizens taking advantage. As a reminder it is always open 24/7 for your convenience. We can also take in unwanted ammunition and firearms for disposal. In one instance we took in 49 grenade simulator fuses. Halloween changes were well received by most. We are going to continue to keep the road closed for future Halloween events. A sawyer lane resident reported roughly over 400 trick or treaters between the hours of 5PM and 7 PM. We would like to thank the citizens, the outing club and the police benevolent association for contributions and distribution of candy for this event. We look forward to our Candy Drive again next year.
In 2016 our calls for service were just over 12,500. We saw a 7 % rise in Motor vehicle accidents, a 20 % rise in burglaries, 24% rise in harassment cases, 37% parking complaints and a 400% rise in attempted suicides. We have seen a 40% drop in criminal threatening, 60% drop in criminal trespass, 22% drop in noise disturbances, 53% drop in unwanted subjects. Sexual Assaults are still high with 5 reported this year. We are seeing a 50% increase in our arrests. They were up to over 300 this year.
We received $12,720.00 in Highway safety grants that are used to target driving while impaired and traffic violations. We conduct these patrols to have high visibility to the motoring public to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities.
In excess of $37,000 was raised to institute our K9 program. In September 2017 we will receive our dog and training will begin. We are on track in up-fitting a decommissioned New London cruiser. Thank you to all those contributing and making this very valuable program a reality.
As we look toward 2017, I would like to remind everyone to keep vigilant when being contacted via telephone or internet as those scams are still prevalent. Make sure to let us know if you are going to be out of town. We are happy to have your property on our house watch list. We will check it regularly.
You may have seen the posters around town “See something, Say something” This means you…our community affords many eyes and ears that can assist the department. Nothing is too small, small details often add up to important details. Timing is important, too. Do not wait until “the morning”. Remember, we are here 24 hours a day seven days a week. So if you “See Something, Say Something”. We are happy to sort it out, and appreciate your assistance.
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. Without your support, we would not be able to provide the service you have come to know.
Edward G Andersen
Chief of Police
Chief Edward Andersen Officer Christopher Currier
Lt. Emily Cobb Officer Russell Lamson
Sgt. David Keith Officer Richard Mastin
Detective Ernest Rowe Officer Timothy Monahan
Officer Joshua Fisher Officer Michael Wilson
Officer Eban Lamson Officer Thomas Anderson
Officer James MacKenna Crossing Guard Mary Hoyt
Officer Marshall Osgood Admin. Asst. Donna Larrow
Lieutenant Thomas Anderson retired 12/31/2016 after 17 years on the New London Police Department.
Tom has graciously agree to remain on as a part time patrolman keeping his experiance and expertise in the town of New London
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.
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