Colebrook Police Department
The year 2003 has been very eventful. Though we lost Officer Potter shortly after he exited the police academy, we were fortunate to hire Officer Timothy Stevens through a Federal Community Oriented COPS Grant. Officer David Radun was hired in August of 2003. Obtaining these officers allowed the department to provide twenty-four hour service to your community. This full time service has been very productive in enhancing the Towns security needs.
Officer David Radun is currently completing his training at the New Hampshire Police Standards & Training Academy and will be graduating March 26th, 2004. This will increase the department to a Chief and four full-time officers.
Grants obtained in 2003 were the COPS Grant (providing a full-time officer), and the Homeland Security II Grant (new portable digital radio). The Colebrook Police Athletic League received a Federal PAL Grant of $19,000.00, which continues to finance the hockey teams and several after school activities for our youth.
Though we did not receive a Coos County grant this year, there were still ample funds to keep our youth programs going, thanks to Officer Jules Kennett. For the past several years, it has been Officer Kennett who has coordinated numerous athletic activities, coaching & grant writings. He has done an exceptional job with the help of many volunteers. Also, a special thanks to the efforts of Camilla Stewart whose record keeping efforts for the league have kept us on the right path.
I may be biased, but the men employed within the police department are professional, intelligent and have a great desire to serve this community and keep it safe. Even though I may be leaving my position as your Chief of Police, I encourage you to talk with the officers on a regular basis. They are a great group of men.
We will continue to improve and upgrade the police service in the future and will continue to provide you with the highest degree of security for you and your families. God bless you all.