On August 6, 2019, at the Brentwood Selectmen’s meeting, Julissa Polanco was sworn in as the most recent member of the Brentwood Police Department. Julissa comes to our community with a strong background in law enforcement and education. Prior to coming to the Brentwood Police, Julissa worked as a corrections officer at the Rockingham County House of Corrections and part-time as an in-take security officer in mental health facilities in Massachusetts. She is presently trained and certified in CPR, first aid, Taser, pepper spray, and nonlethal impact weapons. Julissa is a graduate of the prestigious MOAB program, where students are trained in managing aggressive behavior through the use of verbal de-escalation techniques and compliance methods.
Julissa immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic when she was five years old and is fluent in Spanish and English. While growing up she studied at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and eventually received her Associates Degree in criminal justice from the Applied Software Analysis Institute in New York.
Presently, she lives on a farm in Fremont where she cares for a large number of animals, including alpacas, goats, dogs, rabbits, and cats.
Welcome to the Brentwood Police Julissa! We wish you a long, safe, and happy career in our community!
Traffic will be delayed during Brentwoods Fourth of July Parade.
July 4, 2019
Parade line up starts behind Swasey Central School at 9:00 a.m. The Parade procession starts at 10:00 a.m. The procession will travel west on Middle Road, turn right on to Crawley Falls Rd, then right on to Dalton Rd. The Parade will end back at Swasey Central School.
During the National Race event occurring July 5th-July 7th at New England Dragway parking on North Road and Route 27 is prohibited. Motorists should expect delays. Please seek alternate routes.
Pedestrians please be sure when walking to and from the event use side of roadway where tapped off for your safety.
This past weekend K-9 Officer George Abele & Dax participated in the United States Police Canine Association’s Region #4 trials. Thirty K-9 teams from all the New England States and New York represented in this highly competitive event hosted by the Portsmouth Police Department. K-9 Officer Abele and Dax performed remarkably well; Taking first place in the novice criminal protection category. Most importantly our team came in first in the entire novice division!
The Brentwood Police wish thank K-9 Officer Abele and Dax for their hard work and dedication to our profession. Please join us in congratulating this dynamic duo for this great performance!
Officer Joshua Turner, Heather Arkell, and members of the Portsmouth Rotary Club conducted interviews for the Officer Stephen Arkell Memorial Scholarship. This year 4 applicants were chosen from a highly competitive and qualified field of students. These students will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony at Exeter High School in June. Thank to everyone who applied. Keep up the great work in our communities!
On May 1st new part-time Officer Robert Gagnon qualified with his service equipment and was issued his coveted Brentwood Police star by Chief Arcieri. The Department is enthusiastic about bringing in this new officer, he has over 30 years of retail experience with his family’s business and has had a lifelong desire to be become a police officer. Officer Gagnon is looking forward to serving the citizens of Brentwood!
The Town of Brentwood celebrated the esteemed career of Captain David Roy and his 25 years of service to our community. This event was widely attended by town officials, current and former law enforcement officers, and many of our citizens. Captain Roy received numerous awards and plaques, including his original employment documents from 25 years ago when Town Clerk Phyllis Thompson swore him into the Police Department. Current Selectperson Phyllis Thompson made that presentation.
The Brentwood Police are truly thankful for Captain Roy’s many years of exemplary service.
The Scouts from Pack 192 Wolves visited the Brentwood Police for a tour of our facility on April 17th. The Cub Scouts enjoyed a K-9 demonstration by Officer Abele and Dax and had the opportunity to view our crime fighting equipment. A good time was had by all!