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2011 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 ninth 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: $1,200 (reduced from $2,700 last year)

The department saw a slight decrease in arrests over last year. Arrests for simple assaults, drunk driving, and juvenile decreased and there was an increase in aggravated assaults and other offense arrests.

Arrests - 56

  • Aggravated Assault - 3
  • Simple Assault - 5
  • Vandalism - 2
  • Drug Violations - 1
  • Driving Under The Influence - 3
  • Liquor Law Violations - 3
  • Disorderly Conduct - 1
  • Protective Custody - 7
  • Other Offenses - 18
  • Traffic Offenses - 12
  • Juvenile Arrests - 1

Property crimes continue to be a major portion of the department's workload with a slight increase in overall criminal offenses. The total value of items stolen as a result of these crimes was $56,132.00 for 2011. The department still lacks a detective to follow up on many of these cases.

Criminal Offense Occurrences - 469

  • Rape - 1
  • Robbery - 3
  • Aggravated Assault - 9
  • Simple Assault - 16
  • Intimidation - 10
  • Burglary / Breaking & Entering - 20
  • Purse Snatching - 1
  • Theft From Building - 7
  • Theft From Motor Vehicle - 9
  • All Other Larceny - 59
  • Vehicle Theft - 4
  • Counterfeit / Forgery - 5
  • Larceny By False Pretense - 7
  • Credit Card Fraud - 1
  • ID Fraud - 1
  • Embezzlement - 1
  • Stolen Property Offenses - 6
  • Vandalism / Destruction / Damage - 36
  • Drug Violations - 10
  • Bad Checks - 12
  • Disorderly Conduct - 6
  • Driving Under The Influence - 5
  • Protective Custody - 11
  • Family Offenses - 1
  • Liquor Law Violations - 5
  • Trespass - 14
  • All Other Offenses - 99
  • Traffic Offenses - 110

Motor vehicle accidents decreased again for the second year in a row. Non-injury crashes decreased the most.

Motor Vehicle Accidents - 74

  • Fatal Accidents - 0
  • Accidents With Injury - 18
  • Non-Injury Accidents - 56

Traffic citation totals decreased over last year with officers writing more civil citations with fines than written warnings with no fines.

Traffic Citations & Written Warnings - 437

The department issued more firearms permits than in the previous year.

Firearms Permits Issued - 154

  • License To Carry A Firearm - 138
  • Firearms Identification Card - 16

The department program assisting local businesses with collecting on bad checks met with great success again this year.

Bad Check Program

  • Total Funds Recovered For Victims - $3,182.86

Fees Collected - $28,049.11

  • Firearms Licenses - $13,775.00
  • Fees For Reports & Misc. Fees - $538.58
  • Grants Received - $1,200.00
  • Gifts & Donations - $300.00
  • Detail Fees - $1,982.03
  • Court Fees - $175.00
  • Registry Fees - $9,915.00
  • Parking Fees - $163.50
  • Civil Marijuana Fines - $100.00

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

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