Sincerely,

Kenneth G. Fifield

Chief of Police

  • Once again we were able to find homes for every stray dog or cat last year through our adoption program.

  • The rabies clinic was successful and will be run again this year.

  • The ACO ran 10 Cat clinics this year and a rabies clinic.

  • Reminder, most animal control calls are non-responsible owners not animals

  • Reminder although ACO works part time the Police Department handles Animal calls 24/7 please call County dispatch for these calls at 539-2284.

  • Grant funded patrols – Again we conducted several patrols through cooperative grants.  Speed patrols, DWI, & area wide DWI patrols, DWI Check point, Safe Commuter patrols.

  • We continue to offer the SHIELD program at the Paul School and other local crime prevention seminars at the public safety building: including Fraud, Firearm Safety & Home Defense, and “Hard Targets” property crime protection.

  • The Firearms Safety course was very popular; I support an armed citizenry and the right to Self-defence. I believe criminals take notice.

CRIME AND INVESTIGATIONS TREAD:

Officer of the year:
  • The FACEBOOK page has been very successful. This last year we had over 25,000 views.  It is designed to post relevant Police information to the community, please like our page and receive timely posts. We are also maintaining our web page for more statistical purposes.

  • We have a link to receive emergency notices to your phone or device, look for this on Facebook.

  • We post items regularly on the PEG channel for those who would rather view TV instead of social media.

  • We are continuing to host Regional trainings which bring more high quality training to our Officers at a lower cost than sending them out.

  • We are receiving equipment from the Government surplus program which we might not otherwise be able to purchase.

  • Again we are encouraging homeowners to display your street number at your residence; this saves valuable time, and could save a life.

  • We are looking to acquire two pole mounted speed collection devices. These can be used to gather traffic data at problem areas. This will enable us to develop a plan to assess and address any problems that we find, thus deploy manpower when, where it will be most effective.

  • We are hoping to finish the 2nd floor of the Public Safety Building this year, with a proposal put forth by the PSB committee. The competition of the building will allow for 24 hour EMT coverage with a substantial reduction in response times. It will also provide an emergency management operations, improvements to the Police department sally port and evidence holding.  This final completion of the PSB will serve this community for the foreseeable future and bring us into compliance with best practices standards for the facility.

Charges of Interest:

603-522-3232

Year in review:


This last year was challenging in many respects, we were able to make progress in some areas but lost ground in others.  We had a significant increase in overdose responses and the Heroin problem is one of our main challenges. We responded to 17 overdose calls, one fatal, and several close calls brought back by Narcan.  We have found in many cases that crimes are also linked to the drug problem.  We are developing a proactive response to these problems, and are going to reach out to the community for more solutions.  In other areas were able to reduce overall crime numbers while at the same time handling more reported calls; consequently our road enforcement efforts were reduce due to officer availability.  I feel we need to deploy more basic patrol to deter criminal activity and to keep the roads safer, and we will put more emphasis on that this coming year. It is my continuing goal to keep the residents of our Town safe, and to be able to live in a community where we still can enjoy the small Town way of life.

Improvements:
Policing Efforts in 2015:

Annual Report

Wakefield Police Department Report

2015

POLICE REPORT

Wakefield Police Department

The members of the Police Department have voted for Officer Claire Briggs as Officer of the Year. Claire is EMT certified and has provided emergency medical services to several people, and saved a few lives.  She also is a rock solid Police Officer with a great attitude.

Animal Control:
Aggravated Assault
8
DWI
29
Assault
22
Involuntary Emergency Admission
22
Burglary
5
Liquor Law Violations
36
Theft
17
Drug related charges
31
Criminal Threatening  / Intimidation
21
Other mother vehicle arrests
170
Criminal Mischief  / vandalism
13
Domestic violence related
89
Sobriety check point
5Open warrants
49



2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Calls For Service
5546
8205
10461
11700
12745
12219
12887
15029
14373
14056
14574
15963
15716
Burglary
28
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22
31
34
47
39
45
49
44463132
Criminal Trespass
42
56
32
34
23
48
39
46
37
3619
32
15
Theft
63
101
118
83
7584
1081159679778179
Criminal Mischief
124169891168710185798475305134
Arrests
307636473477514572642637549677524580464
Motor vehicle thefts




109101510148106
Domestic violence related cases




617369719880768096
Sexual assault related cases




111281410812914
Motor vehicle activity
1486
2134
1586
1268
1394
1318
2449
2411
2382
1860
1907
1868
1329
Accidents
120
156
154
131131149132150130127121109126
Animal Control Calls
NR
NR142202194174224
1022
972
1022
1030
1010
860
Motor Vehicle incidents
NRNRNRNRNR275
247
231
220
152
230
192
208