On Friday, November 8, 2019, Officer Robert Gagnon graduated from the New Hampshire Part-Time Police Academy. This is a very challenging program for individuals seeking a career in law enforcement. Candidates must fulfill their normal full-time employment obligations and then take part in evening and weekend training during this intense 14 week program. The trainees attend this instruction at the New Hampshire Police Standards & Training Council Facility in Concord for up to 19 hours per week in addition to their commuting time.
BRENTWOOD POLICE taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 26 at the Brentwood Police Department, 1 Dalton Road,
BRENTWOOD, NH– On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Brentwood Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Brentwood Police Department at 1 Dalton Road. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com
The Brentwood Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Officer Frank McInnis from the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council Academy in Concord. After 16 weeks of intense training, with topics covering a multitude of disciplines including pursuit driving, fitness, constitutional law, defensive tactics, and first aid training. Frank will undergo 10 additional weeks of field training with veteran Brentwood Officers, .
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!