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2013 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 eleventh 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.

  • Retirement of Sergeant Wassmouth, promotion of Officer Small to Sergeant.
  • Complete Police Department web site update.
  • Rochester, Marion, & Mattapoisett Police sponsor first National Night Out.

We have tried to continue our efforts to find grant opportunities for the department again this year. Many grants have been eliminated due to funding cuts. We were awarded the following:

Grants

  • Child Passenger Safety Equipment Grant : $1,500

Arrests - 37

  • Burglary - 3
  • Simple Assault - 8
  • Sex Offenses - 1
  • Drug Violations - 3
  • Driving Under the Influence - 5
  • Protective Custody - 8
  • Other Offenses - 7
  • Juvenile Arrests - 2

Property crimes continue to be a major portion of the department's workload with a slight decrease in overall criminal offenses. The total value of items stolen as a result of these crimes was $58,030 for 2013. The department still lacks a detective to follow up on many of these cases.

Criminal Offense Occurrences - 385

  • Rape - 1
  • Aggravated Assault - 2
  • Simple Assault - 15
  • Burglary/Breaking & Entering - 24
  • Purse Snatching - 1
  • Theft from Building - 11
  • Theft from Motor Vehicle - 11
  • All Other Larceny - 22
  • Vehicle Theft - 4
  • Counterfeit/Forgery - 3
  • Larceny by False Pretense - 9
  • Credit Card Fraud - 1
  • Stolen Property Offenses - 1
  • Vandalism/Destruction/Damage - 44
  • Drug Violations - 19
  • Statutory Rape - 4
  • Weapon Law Violations - 4
  • Bad Checks - 10
  • Disorderly Conduct - 5
  • Driving Under the Influence - 15
  • Protective Custody - 8
  • Liquor Law Violations - 5
  • Trespass - 9
  • All Other Offenses - 65
  • Traffic Offenses - 92

Motor Vehicle Accidents - 101

  • Fatal Accidents - 0
  • Accidents with Injury - 27
  • Non-Injury Accidents - 74

Traffic Citations and Written Warnings - 278

Firearms Permits Issued - 318

  • License to Carry a Firearm - 293
  • Firearms Identification Card - 25

Bad Check Program

  • Total Funds Recovered for Victims - $2,484.27

Fees Collected - $51,995.03

  • Firearms Licenses - $27,000.00
  • Fees for reports & Misc. Fees - $852.04
  • Grants Received - $1500.00
  • Gifts & Donations - $600.00
  • Detail Fees - $9174.49
  • Court Fees - $485.00
  • Registry Fees - $11,215.00
  • Parking Fees - $128.50
  • Civil Marijuana Fines - $1040.00

Police Department Personnel

Full-Time Personnel / Year Appointed

  • Chief Paul H. Magee - 2003
  • Sergeant Pamela Canney - 1995
  • Sergeant William Chamberlain - 2001
  • Sergeant Robert Small - 1998
  • Officer Shaun Peterson - 2010
  • Officer Robert Nordahl - 2009
  • Officer Adam Brightman - 2013
  • Officer Sean Crook - 2001
  • Officer Donald Kemmett - 1998
  • Officer Kevin Flynn - 2004

Reserve Officers

  • George Buler
  • Stephen Reimer
  • Robert Lavallee
  • Russell Litchfield
  • Nathan Mendes
  • Elizabeth Rich
  • Douglas Mendes

Part-Time Officers

  • Benjamin Katz
  • Jason Denham
  • Nathan Valente
  • Isaac Perry

Administrative Assistant

  • Suzanne Maksy

Department Matrons

  • Patricia Knight
  • Kathleen Massey
  • Deborah Morrell

I encourage you to visit this web site (www.rochestermapd.com) to sign up for e-mail alerts, keep up to date on department activities and news releases, and to find out about and access many of the services and forms provided by the department. You can also check us out on Facebook.

The Town of Rochester currently uses the CodeRed Emergency Notification system to make reverse 911 type calls to town residents and businesses. The system is used only for official town emergency messages. This system is administered in partnership with the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department.

Most town resident and business phone numbers are already in the system but we encourage anyone who has changed their phone number, has an unlisted number, uses a cell phone, or those with VOIP lines to register the phone number at www.pcsdma.org or by calling 508-830-6200 Monday through Friday. The service is free to Rochester residents and residents in other participating communities.

Registering cell phones is strongly encouraged because you will be able to receive alerts when communications by landline are not an option due to power outages, downed phone lines, or when you are away from home.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul H. Magee, Chief of Police

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