Update to the Residents of Pelham on Police Response of COVID-19

PELHAM

POLICE DEPARTMENT

14 VILLAGE GREEN

PELHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03076

Telephone (603) 635-2411 Fax (603) 635-6959

Chief of Police

Joseph A. Roark

 

COVID – 19

To the residents of Pelham, NH,

As a precaution, our agency is going to implement a few changes in the way we respond and handle our daily calls for service. Effective immediately, when feasible we are limiting face to face interactions with the public. As the COVID-19 continues to spread in this area, our goal is to protect the health and wellbeing of the public and your first responders.

We are asking the public to call the police station, (603) 635-2411, for any non-emergencies rather than walking in to file a report. Officers have been instructed to take reports that are less serious in nature over the phone. We will utilize our email system for written statements and photographs of minor property damage.

Any serious or in progress crimes will be investigated in person immediately. All emergency calls will be responded to immediately. When appropriate, officers will keep approximately 6 feet away from people if they have to investigate a crime in person.

These precautions are being put in place in order to continue sufficient staffing until the pandemic is minimized. Please know that we are open and function to full capacity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need us, CALL US.

Our quality of service will continue at the highest professional level, however, the manner in which we do day to day business, is changing temporarily. Again this is for the safety of the public and first responders.  

Please be advised that we will not be providing fingerprint services at the station, car seat installations, and we will not be responding to assist with VIN verifications until further notice.

As this situation continues to evolve, we will make appropriate changes as needed. Please stay connected with our social media and sign up for citizen observer tips at www.pelhampolice.com. We will update the public as the situation evolves.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Chief Joseph A. Roark  

 

Additional recommendations and COVID-19 updates are available  

NH Dept. Of Health & Human Services - https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergen…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

The State of New Hampshire has set up a 24/7 hotline for questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 - http://www.211nh.org/