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2017 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 will be my final one as your chief. I will be retiring in September of 2018. I have enjoyed a total of 31 years in law enforcement with the last 15 and a half years serving as your chief. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Rochester.

The department lost long serving Reserve Officer Robert Lavallee to cancer November 28, 2017. Bob will be greatly missed.

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, 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.

Arrests - 44

  • Aggravated Assault - 2
  • Burglary - 2
  • Simple Assault - 12
  • Driving Under the Influence - 7
  • Protective Custody - 7
  • Other Offenses - 13
  • Juvenile Arrests - 1

Property crimes continue to be a major portion of the department's workload. The total value of items stolen as a result of these crimes was $32,659 for 2017. The department's detective follows up on many of these cases leading to arrests and property recovery.

Criminal Offense Occurrences - 414

  • Indecent A&B 14 or older - 2
  • Aggravated Assault - 10
  • Simple Assault - 27
  • Intimidation - 14
  • Burglary/Breaking & Entering - 21
  • Theft from Building - 2
  • Theft from Motor Vehicle - 10
  • All Other Larceny - 22
  • Vehicle Theft - 2
  • Forgery of Checks - 6
  • Larceny by False Pretense - 4
  • Credit Card Fraud - 1
  • Identity Fraud - 4
  • Stolen Property Offenses - 1
  • Vandalism/Destruction/Damage - 22
  • Drug Violations - 3
  • Statutory Rape - 1
  • Pornography - 2
  • Weapon Law Violations - 5
  • Disorderly Conduct - 10
  • Driving Under the Influence - 11
  • Protective Custody - 9
  • Liquor Law Violations - 6
  • Trespass - 5
  • All Other Offenses - 74
  • Traffic Offenses (all) - 140
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - 97
  • Fatal Accidents - 0
  • Accidents with Injury - 24
  • Non-Injury Accidents - 73
  • Traffic citations and Written Warnings - 280
  • Firearms Permits Issued - 201
  • License to Carry a Firearm - 184
  • Firearms Identification Card - 17
  • Marijuana Civil Citations - 7

Fees Collected - $30,406.58

  • Firearms Licenses - $17,950.00
  • Fees for reports & Misc. Fees - $581.55
  • Gifts & Donations - $1,350.00
  • Detail Fees - $3,947.53
  • Court Fees - $385.00
  • Registry Fees - $5,372.50
  • Parking Fees - $20.00
  • Civil Marijuana Fines - $800.00

Police Department Personnel

Full-Time Personnel / Year Appointed

  • Chief Paul H. Magee - 2003
  • Sergeant Robert Small - 1998
  • Sergeant Kevin Flynn - 2004
  • Detective Donald Kemmett - 1998
  • Officer Sean Crook - 2001
  • Officer Robert Nordahl - 2009
  • Officer Shaun Peterson - 2010
  • Officer Jason Denham - 2014
  • Officer Nathan Valente - 2014
  • Officer Alex Malo - 2015
  • Officer Alyson Rego - 2017
  • Officer Brendan Emberg - 2017

Part-Time Officers

  • Bryan Burger
  • Scott Smith

Reserve Officers

  • William Chamberlain
  • Robert Lavallee
  • Stephen Reimer
  • George Buler
  • Nathan Mendes

Administrative Assistant

  • Suzanne Maksy

Police Matrons

  • Patricia Knight
  • Kathleen Massey
  • Deborah Morrell
  • Kelly Massey
  • Ashley Daniel

I encourage you to visit this web site at: 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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