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Please Join Us at our National Night Out Event

posted by Lebanon Police   [ updated by Lebanon NH ]

National Night Out

10th Annual Canine Classic Golf Scramble

posted by Lebanon Police   [ updated by Lebanon NH ]

Our two K9 teams, Officer Tracy and Briggs and Officer Perkins and Max, are trained and certified with The Vermont Police Canine Association (VPCA) in Pittsford, Vermont, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance and training to police service dog teams in Vermont and New Hampshire.  VPCA holds an annual golf fundraiser and this year it is being held on Friday, August 12th at the Montague Golf Club in Randolph, Vermont with an 11:00am tee time.  Registration starts at 10:00am.  The cost is $85 per person or $340 for your foursome which includes golf, cart, dinner, and awards.  Prizes will be raffled off during dinner.  There are currently several team openings. Please contact Officer Jon Tracy at (603)448-1212 for more information. 
Officer Jon Tracy and K9 Briggs

Officer to Receive Meritorious Police Service Award

posted Jul 20, 2016, 7:30 AM by Lebanon Police

At the Lebanon City Council meeting tonight, July 20th, at 7:00pm, Officer Peter Begin will receive a Meritorious Police Service Bar for Lifesaving. These bars are awarded to any member of the department who is distinguished by performing physical act(s) to save another person. 

During the weekend of May 25th, Officer Peter Begin was off-duty and attending his son’s basketball game in Hampton, New Hampshire. During the game, one of the opposing players collapsed on the court and was in obvious distress. Officer Begin, and another gentleman in attendance, immediately ran to the boy’s aid and determined the boy was in cardiac arrest. Officer Begin and the other good Samaritan began to administer CPR to the boy while an external defibrillator was retrieved within the building. Officer Begin assisted in administering the AED, which subsequently shocked the boy’s heart. Within a matter of seconds, the boy’s pulse had returned and he regained consciousness. 

We are proud to honor Officer Peter Begin at the City Council meeting tonight and cordially invite the public to attend. Officer Begin exhibited tremendous professionalism in his actions and is deserved of this recognition.
Meritorious Award

Lebanon Police Officers Travel to Dallas to Honor the Five Slain Police Officers

posted Jul 18, 2016, 8:13 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 8:40 AM by Lebanon NH ]

Two Lebanon Police Officers traveled to Dallas, Texas this past weekend to honor the five police officers who were murdered on July 7, 2016. Our officers attended the funerals of the final two police officers laid to rest and provided much-needed support to the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police. 

The Lebanon Police Department is also keeping the Baton Rouge, LA Police Department in our thoughts as they cope with the loss of three police officers on July 17, 2016. 

The Lebanon Police Department's patch is featured in the accompanied photograph after having been placed on a makeshift memorial by our officers. 
LPD patch displayed on make-shift Dallas Memorial for fallen officers.

Thank You from the Lebanon Police Department

posted Jul 13, 2016, 9:38 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 9:01 AM by Lebanon NH ]

Chief Richard Mello and the Lebanon Police Department would like to publicly thank those in our community who have reached out to us over the past week to offer their support, thanks and gratitude for the work we do in the community. We have been inundated with phone calls, emails, food platters, flowers, cards and notes from our residents, business owners and community members at large. We pride ourselves on partnering with, and supporting, our community on a daily basis and we are especially grateful for the support and gratitude that has been showered upon us after recent events. 

The Lebanon Police Department would also like to recognize and remember the five Dallas, Texas Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty on July 7th. Those officers made the ultimate sacrifice for their community and it is a stark reminder that the officers of the Lebanon Police Department go on duty each and every day ready to make that same sacrifice if called upon. 
[05-11-16] Lebanon Police Honor Fallen Officers

Lebanon Police Officers Participate in Week Long Firearms Simulation Training

posted Jul 13, 2016, 8:34 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 9:25 AM by Lebanon NH ]

During the week of July 11th, all Lebanon Police Officers will participate in F.A.T.S. (Firearms Training Simulator) Training that will take place at the Lebanon Police Department. The F.A.T.S. Training is offered by New Hampshire Primex, the City's Risk Management carrier, who has brought in the equipment and trainers for the entire week. Each officer is exposed to a variety of scenarios, some of which may require the use of force and other that may require de-escalation. This program provides our officers with realistic, dynamic, scenario-based training that will better prepare them for possible real-life encounters. 

Several press organizations were invited to observe the training and participate in a sample scenario. The Valley News produced a short video showing the training, which can be seen here

LPD Officer Stuck by Dirty Needle

posted Jul 8, 2016, 9:49 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 7:45 AM ]

On Friday, July 8, 2016, at approximately 6:20AM, a Lebanon Police Officer responded to North Main Street in Hanover, NH to assist a Hanover Police Officer with a motor vehicle stop with two occupants. At the scene, the Lebanon Police Officer assisted by conducting a search of the vehicle’s interior. During that search, the Lebanon Officer was stuck by a used, dirty, uncapped hypodermic needle that was located in the center console of the vehicle.

The Lebanon officer went to DHMC where he was treated and released. The Hanover Police Department did make an arrest of two individuals in this case. The Lebanon Police Department would like to remind everyone that the ongoing drug epidemic knows no boundaries and is dangerous and life threatening in more ways than one.

We would also like to remind the general public that the Lebanon Police Department offers a free hypodermic needle disposal box that is located in the lobby of the police station and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the anonymous disposal of needles. This box is provided separately from our Prescription Drug Drop Box, which does not accept needles. 

Authorized by: Chief Richard Mello 
Date: 07/08/16
The Lebanon Police Department offers a free hypodermic needle disposal box that is located in the lobby of the police station and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the anonymous disposal of needles.

Lebanon Police Break Up Identity Fraud Ring

posted Jul 1, 2016, 10:18 AM by Lebanon Police

On Thursday, June 30, 2016 at approximately 7:00PM, Lebanon Police Officers were called to Best Buy on Plainfield Road for a report of a male subject who was possibly attempting to utilize fraudulent credit cards to purchase two smart phones. Store employees contacted police upon encountering suspicious behavior in the store at which point the male subject fled. Store employees were able to provide a description of the male subject and the vehicle he left in.

A short time later, an officer located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart, which is located across the street from Best Buy. The operator of the vehicle did not match the description of the subject from Best Buy, but shortly thereafter a male subject fitting the original description exited Walmart. After a brief investigation, it was determined that both male subjects had in their possession multiple fraudulent “cloned” credit cards and were attempting purchases in large amounts at both Best Buy and Walmart. While the subjects were not successful at Best Buy, they did make several purchases at Walmart, in addition to transactions that were declined.

Saquan D. Murray, age 22, of Springfield Gardens, New York and Cory McTaggart, age 21, of Jamaica, New York were both arrested at the scene. Murray is charged with 6 counts of Receiving Stolen Property, Class A Misdemeanors, and 6 counts of Identity Fraud, Class A Felonies. McTaggart was charged with 10 Class A Misdemeanors of Receiving Stolen Property and 11 Class A Felony counts of Identity Fraud. While being processed at the station, Murray was found to be in possession of 6 cloned fraudulent credit cards located in his sock. McTaggart was found to be in possession of 6 cloned fraudulent cards while at the scene and an additional 5 credit cards he had hidden in his sock. Also, McTaggart is charged with one Class A Misdemeanor count of Simple Assault for kicking an officer in the arm.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash for both Murray and McTaggart, which they could not post, and both were transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections. Both males will be arraigned today in the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court.
Saquan Murray
Saquan Murray
Cory McTaggart
Cory McTaggart

Please fill out the LPD Community Survey!

posted May 26, 2016, 10:04 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 26, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

The Lebanon Police Department is excited to unveil our Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Program. We have been working on this project and feel it will truly enhance our capabilities to better connect with the public, identify and creatively solve problems through citizen involvement, and better understand the issues that are of high concern to residents and businesses in the City.

For this program to work, officers will be given neighborhood areas of concentration where they will spend time getting to know people on a more personal level. They will work to improve these areas through public input, crime solving strategies, and creative response to problems. The overall goal of this program is the reduction of crime in Lebanon and to enhance Lebanon’s overall quality of life.

We will begin the program with a survey for residents and businesses. The survey can be found at:
There will also be hard copy surveys available in the near future.
Lebanon Police Community Survey

NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line Opens

posted May 12, 2016, 10:32 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 12, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

Governor Hassan and the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services announce the opening of a new 24/7 Substance Use Crisis Hotline. Those in crisis may call the hotline at 1-844-711-HELP (4357) or email hope@keystonehall.org

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