In response to the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, the Brentwood Police Department will be limiting exposure to the general public and responding to emergency calls only. This includes the closing of the police department’s public lobby. We will continue to provide service when necessary via phone or internet communication with non-emergency calls for service. Our goal is to keep the public safe within our duties and responsibilities and to keep all Brentwood Police Department officers and employees safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions about non-emergency police response, please call the police department at;
ALWAYS CALL 9-1-1 IF THERE IS A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY
The Brentwood Police Department is actively engaged and continuously monitoring the progress of COVID-19. We are working closely with our partner agencies at the local, state, and federal level to take the necessary precautions as suggested by the latest and ever-changing guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and NH Dept. of Health and Human Services to reduce the transmission of the Coronavirus. The Brentwood Police Department will continue to keep you informed as the situation changes, understanding the current Coronavirus situation is fluid, ever changing, and constantly evolving.
We encourage residents to practice social distancing, frequent handwashing, and limited gatherings to no more than 10 individuals per the latest CDC recommendation. Please be vigilant in staying home if you are showing symptoms of sickness such as cough, fever, or flu like symptoms.
The following are steps the public can take to help prevent the transmission of COVID-190, as well as influenza and other respiratory illness, in general:
People who develop symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath should seek healthcare advice by phone from either the NH Division of Public Health and Human Services at 603-271-4496 or call your primary care physicians office for guidance.
For ongoing updates and information:
Brentwood Police Department website: www.brentwoodpd.org or the Brentwood Police Department’s Facebook page.
Town of Brentwood website: www.brentwoodnh.gov
NHDPHHS website: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/
U.S. CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
ALWAYS CALL 9-1-1- IF THERE IS A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Chief Ellen M. Arcieri
Brentwood Police Department
Each year the Rotary Club of Portsmouth seeks scholarship applications from high school seniors scheduled to graduate this spring and will be begin study at a post-secondary institution (either a 2 or 4 year program). Applicants must also reside in the Exeter School District. Children and Grandchildren of Exeter Rotary members are not eligible for this scholarship.
These scholarships are one-time, non-recurring awards that range from $1,500 to $5,000 and are made on a non- discriminatory basis to individuals who demonstrate the same sense of community, volunteerism and love of athletics that Stephen possessed. A family’s financial need may also be taken into consideration by the reviewing committee. Individuals with special learning circumstances, who have worked to overcome these circumstances, are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.
Applicants are encouraged to work with their high school guidance counselor and/or college advisor when submitting the application. Once all applications have been received, the Rotary Scholarship Committee will select a pool of finalists to be interviewed individually in May. Recipients of the award are notified approximately four weeks after the application deadline. The Scholarships are awarded to the students during the annual Exeter High School Scholarship Awards Night Ceremony in June.
Go to - https://officerarkell5k.org/ - to obtain an application
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in December as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and which continues to expand. Cases have been identified in the United States, as well as many other countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State and local health departments, including the New Hampshire (NH) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services’ (DPHS), are monitoring this rapidly developing situation. Information about this outbreak is available on the NHDHHS website and is continuously being updated.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
The NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have websites specifically focused on COVID-19 with many resources:
NH Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street – Hugh Gallen State Office Park
Concord, NH 03301
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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March 2, 2020
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NH DHHS Announces First Presumptive Positive Test Result for Person in NH tested for COVID-19
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) announces the first presumptive positive test result in New Hampshire for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new 2019 coronavirus. This individual is an adult male from Grafton County and is currently isolated at home with mild symptoms. DHHS conducted testing today on the individual after they returned from travel to Italy and notified their healthcare provider after developing fever and respiratory symptoms within 14 days of travel.
“This morning, we identified the first presumptive positive test result for COVID-19 in New Hampshire. This positive test is in an individual who traveled to Italy and developed symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within several days of travel. At this time, there is no evidence of more widespread community transmission in New Hampshire,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan. “The State is conducting an investigation to determine potential exposure to other people in order to quickly isolate and test any additional people with suspect coronavirus.”
The NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL) conducted the test and identified the presumptive positive result. The patient’s specimen is being sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today for confirmatory testing. The CDC is conducting confirmatory tests on all state laboratory tests that are found to be presumptively positive for COVID-19.
DHHS has started a contact investigation and is reaching out to individuals who may have been in direct contact with the individual. Public health professionals will monitor any close contacts and ask them to self-quarantine for 14 days following their last exposure to monitor for potential symptoms of the virus. Household contacts of the person who has presumptively tested positive have been self-quarantining at home since the state and healthcare providers determined that the individual met the criteria to be evaluated for COVID-19.
The U.S. expects to detect more introductions of COVID-19 through travel, as well as more person-to-person spread and community transmission of this virus. The CDC and New Hampshire are conducting aggressive containment efforts, including ongoing use of isolation and quarantine measures to decrease introductions and spread of the virus.
Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:
• Stay home and avoid public places when sick (i.e. social distancing)
• Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
• Wash hands frequently
• Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of a person who is sick
• Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices, or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
There is sustained and widespread transmission of COVID-19 in several countries. The CDC has currently issued travel advisories for the following countries, but given the rapidly changing situation, these advisories are frequently changing:
• Level 3 Travel Warning (avoid all nonessential travel due to widespread community transmission): China, Iran, Italy and South Korea
• Level 2 Travel Alert (practice enhanced precautions due to sustained community transmission): Japan
• Level 1 Travel Watch (practice usual precautions but limited community spread has been reported): Hong Kong. For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cds/2019-ncov.htm. For the latest information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
February 26. 2020
The Brentwood Police Department is investigating numerous thefts from vehicles occurring 10:00PM February 25th – 5:00 am February 26th. Vehicles were reported to have been un-locked at the time of the thefts.
Police have determined the suspect(s) traveled Crawley Falls Road, South Road, Lake Road, Skim Milk Lane and Wendell Drive. Police have been able to recover some items that were stolen.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sgt. Wicks of the Brentwood Police Department 642-8817.
Lock your vehicle.
Don’t leave keys or garage door openers in your vehicle. Leaving your keys or garage door opener in your vehicle gives thief(s) opportunity to access your garage or home.
Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in the trunk out of plain view.
Remove bags especially gym bags the thief may break the car window to check out what is in the bag.
Alarm your vehicle. If your vehicle is already alarmed upgrade the alarm to include glass sensors so it will sound off if a window or other glass is broken.
Park your vehicle in a lighted area. If you see something suspicious or someone strange
If you discover your vehicle broken into don’t get in your vehicle. Call the police immediately and report it.
February 25, 2020
The Brentwood Police Building Facility Committee will meet March 9, 2020 at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held at the Brentwood Town Hall, 1 Dalton Road Brentwood NH in the Cross Room.
The public is invited to attend.
The Brentwood Police Department wishes to invite you to coffee with a cop. On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:30 AM at the Brentwood Public Library. Please bring your questions and concerns.
See you there!
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.