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2010 Annual Report

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and
Citizens of the Town of Rochester

I am pleased to submit my annual report as Chief of Police. This report follows the completion of my eighth year as Chief. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the Town Departments and employees for their continuing support of the Police Department during the past year. Without the strong support of the citizens of the community, our elected officials and other Town employees, especially Tracy Eldridge and those in the Communications Department, it would be difficult for us to successfully accomplish our mission. I also need to thank my Administrative Assistant, Suzanne Maksy, for her efforts to keep the administrative side of the department running smoothly. I would like to share some accomplishments from the past year.

In light of increasingly difficult financial times, we have tried to continue our efforts to find grant opportunities for the department. Again this year, most grants were eliminated due to state funding cuts. We were awarded the following:

  • "Click It Or Ticket" Traffic Enforcement Grant: $2,700 (reduced from $6,800 last year)

The department saw a decrease in arrests, down 17% over last year. Arrests for simple assaults doubled, drunk driving arrest were the same, and there was a decrease in traffic and other offense arrests.

Arrests - 66

  • Aggravated Assault - 1
  • Simple Assault - 10
  • Vandalism - 3
  • Weapons Offense - 1
  • Drug Violations - 1
  • Driving Under The Influence - 13
  • Liquor Law Violations - 1
  • Protective Custody - 7
  • Other Offenses - 13
  • Traffic Offenses - 12
  • Juvenile Arrests - 4

Property crimes continue to be a major portion of the department's workload, with a 15% increase in overall criminal offenses. The total value of items stolen as a result of these crimes was $62,707.00 for 2010. The department still lacks a detective to follow up on many of these cases.

Criminal Offense Occurrences - 463

  • Open & Gross Lewdness - 1
  • Aggravated Assault - 1
  • Simple Assault - 24
  • Intimidation - 6
  • Arson - 3
  • Burglary / Breaking & Entering - 24
  • Theft From Building - 13
  • Theft From Motor Vehicle - 8
  • All Other Larceny - 33
  • Vehicle Theft - 1
  • Counterfeit / Forgery - 24
  • Larceny By False Pretense - 6
  • Credit Card Fraud - 1
  • ID Fraud - 5
  • Wire Fraud - 1
  • Receive Stolen Property - 3
  • Vandalism / Destruction / Damage - 38
  • Drug Violations - 13
  • Weapons Violations - 1
  • Bad Checks - 26
  • Disorderly Conduct - 4
  • Driving Under The Influence - 15
  • Protective Custody - 7
  • Liquor Law Violations - 9
  • Runaway - 2
  • Trespass - 2
  • Other Offenses - 52
  • Traffic Offenses - 140

Motor vehicle accidents decreased for the first time recently by 6.5%. Crashes involving injuries decreased the most.

Motor Vehicle Accidents - 81

  • Fatal Accidents - 0
  • Accidents With Injury - 19
  • Non-Injury Accidents - 62

Traffic citation totals increased 10% over last year, with officers writing more written warnings with no fines than civil citations with fines.

Traffic Citations & Written Warnings - 659

The department issued 50% more firearms permits than the previous year, due largely in part to a law change extending the licensing period and spreading expiration dates.

Firearms Permits Issued - 103

  • License To Carry A Firearm - 90
  • Firearms Identification Card - 13

The department program assisting local businesses collect on bad checks met with great success this year, with a 100% increase in recovered funds over last year.

Bad Check Program

  • Total Funds Recovered For Victims - $3,510.38

Fees Collected - $37,685.69

  • Firearms Licenses - $9,350.00
  • Fees For Reports & Misc. Fees - $2,310.24
  • Grants Received - $2,700.00
  • Gifts & Donations - $2,069.00
  • Detail Fees - $8,632.45
  • Court Fees - $720.00
  • Registry Fees - $10,902.00
  • Parking Fees - $102.00
  • Civil Marijuana Fines - $900.00

Police Department Personnel

Full-Time Personnel / Year Appointed

  • Chief Paul H. Magee - 2003
  • Sergeant Pamela Canney - 1995
  • Sergeant James Wassmouth - 1992
  • Officer William Chamberlain - 2001
  • Officer Robert Nordahl - 2009
  • Officer Sean Crook - 2001
  • Officer Donald Kemmett - 1998
  • Officer Kevin Flynn - 2004
  • Officer Robert Small - 1998
  • Officer Shaun Peterson - 2010

Reserve Officers

  • George Buler
  • Stephen Reimer
  • Robert Lavallee
  • Nathan Mendes
  • Douglas Mendes

Part-Time Officers

  • Benjamin Katz
  • Russell Litchfield
  • Adam Brightman
  • Isaac Perry
  • Elizabeth Rich

Administrative Assistant

  • Suzanne Maksy

Department Matrons

  • Patricia Knight
  • Kathleen Massey
  • Deborah Morrell

Respectfully submitted,

Paul H. Magee, Chief of Police

View Annual Reports for: 2010   |   2011   |   2012

The department saw a decrease in arrests, down 17% over 2009 The department saw a decrease in arrests, down 17% over 2009

The department saw a decrease in arrests, down 17% over 2009

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