Police Department News

This is a current listing of news items for the Lebanon Police Department.
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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

2016 Bike Rodeo Health/Safety Fair

posted May 23, 2016, 2:42 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 23, 2016, 2:46 PM ]

Please bring your bike and join us at the Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Bike Rodeo Health/Safety Fair on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the CCBA basketball courts located on Taylor Street, Lebanon. Here are some of the things you can enjoy: 
  • Bicycle Registration 
  • Bicycle Safety Check
  • Bicycle Obstacle Course 
  • Helmet Fitting Check & Child Safety Info 
  • Helmet Sales (at a very reduced price) 
  • Firetruck and Ambulance Display 
  • Chips and Salsa Station 
  • Pool Pass Donation 
  • Gift Cards 
  • Bike Giveaways 
There will be pizza, snacks, t-shirts, and door prizes so bring your bike and enjoy the fun! This event is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lebanon and Lebanon Police Department. 

Lebanon Police Investigate Heroin Overdose

posted May 21, 2016, 9:01 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated May 23, 2016, 6:46 AM by Lebanon NH ]

On May 20, 2016 at approximately 10:30PM, Lebanon Police and Fire responded to a drug overdose at a residence on Barrows Street. The 35-year-old male victim was revived by Narcan and transported to DHMC where he is expected to recover. 

A subsequent investigation lead to the location and arrest of Douglas Larocque, Age: 45, of Romano Circle in Lebanon, who was determined to be the supplier of the heroin to the victim. 

Larocque was charged with Possession of the Narcotic Drug Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, a Class B Felony. He was held on $5,000 cash bail, and will be arraigned Monday morning at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire 2nd Circuit Court.

The investigation is on-going, and the heroin that was recovered, stamped “ANONYMOUS,” appears to have a high potency level. Although all heroin should be considered potentially lethal, this particular batch led to an overdose and near death and people should be cautioned accordingly.

Authorized by Chief Richard R. Mello 
Date: 5/21/16

Two Arrested for Drug Possession With Intent to Distribute

posted May 19, 2016, 10:32 AM by Lebanon Police

On May 19, 2016, Lebanon Police Officers responded to a medical call at 151 Heater Road, The Fort. After conducting an investigation, Kelly Barton, age 19, of Epsom, New Hampshire and Sarah Coppez, age 28 of Manchester, New Hampshire 
were both arrested on charges of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute.

Coppez and Barton were held on $10,000 cash bail and transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections and will be arraigned at Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on May 20, 2016.
Kelly Barton
Kelly Barton
Sarah Coppez
Sarah Coppez

LPD Bi-Weekly Highlights, 05/18/16

posted May 17, 2016, 10:00 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 18, 2016, 10:17 AM ]

The following report was included in the 05/18/16 Manager Update. Mobile device? Try this link instead: https://goo.gl/SqYfvh

WE'RE HIRING!! $5,000 Signing Bonus for Certified Officers!

posted May 16, 2016, 12:09 PM by Lebanon Police   [ updated May 16, 2016, 12:34 PM by Lebanon NH ]

The Lebanon Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer with a deadline for submission of Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:59PM. Minimum qualifications include: United States citizen, high school diploma or equivalent, must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment and the ability to pass a written, physical agility and oral board examination in addition to an extensive background check. Starting salary for non-certified candidates is $51,480. Full-time certified officers are encouraged to apply and will be compensated according to experience. New Hampshire Full-Time Certified applicants are waived from the written test. The 2016 salary range for Patrol officer is $51,480 to $62,108 along with a comprehensive benefits package.

(Full-Time certified candidates who are hired will receive a $5,000 signing bonus!)

Interested candidates can register for testing through www.PoliceApp.com/LebanonNH no later than 11:59PM on Friday, June 3, 2016. Additionally, a City of Lebanon application can be downloaded from our PoliceApp site, or from http://lebcity.net/Jobs/EmploymentForm.pdf, and must be completed and brought on the first day of testing or emailed to andrea.fedele@lebcity.com.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to the first step in the process, the written and physical agility tests, tentatively scheduled for early June 2016. The Lebanon Police Department reserves the right to limit candidates eligible to take the physical agility test to those scoring 70% or higher on the written test. Candidates will be tested at the 35th percentile for physical fitness and the standards can be found at www.pstc.nh.gov/faqs.htm#coopers

The City of Lebanon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Child Health & Community Program Annual Golf Tournament

posted May 12, 2016, 6:22 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated May 12, 2016, 6:28 AM by Lebanon NH ]

Join Us! Donate! Be a Sponsor! These are ways you can be a part of our annual child health and community programs golf tournament on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. For over twenty years, the Lebanon Police Department has raised funds to support our youth and community programs. Last year, the monetary donations raised allowed us to make donations to local nonprofit organizations in Lebanon. As well, we provided pizza for the Lebanon Middle School Lock-Ins at the CCBA, bike helmets for kids who did not have them and made a donation to Toys for Tots. We used money raised to create a handout card on the Hands Free Law and purchase a pop-up tent and merchandise to distribute during public relation events throughout the year and at summer Farmers’ Markets in Colburn Park. 

Raffle donations and participation from the corporations, local businesses and individuals in the Upper Valley have made this tournament a success each year, as well as a fun time for those participating. This year we are proud to again partner with CHaD, The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Mascoma Savings Bank. We are excited to have their sponsorships and look forward to others joining us to support our child health and community programs. 

At this time, our teams are more than half full and our deadline is fast approaching on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  
If you would like additional information, please contact Officer Peter Begin at Peter.Begin@lebcity.com or Administrative Assistant Beth Beraldi at 448-8800 Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com
Golf Tournament

Combating Drugs & Addiction Takes More Than Enforcement - There is Help Available!

posted Mar 10, 2016, 10:58 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 1:02 PM by Lebanon NH ]

We continue to hear input from within our community regarding the ongoing drug and opioid epidemic that the entire region has been struggling with. Yes, we do utilize police enforcement in an effort to stem the tide of these drugs entering our community and we will continue to do so. However, the Lebanon Police Department also realizes that enforcement alone is not going to solve this problem.

In January, we held a community forum on the ongoing opioid problem that focused on the causes behind addiction and the resources that are available within our community and surrounding area. This coming Friday, March 11th, City Manager Dennis Luttrell and Chief of Police Richard Mello will be taping a Lebanon in Depth segment that is dedicated to discussing the resources available to those who need assistance battling addiction. Susan Thistle, Executive Director of Headrest, will be among the guests who will be discussing services and treatment options. The Lebanon Police Department and the City of Lebanon is dedicated to addressing this ongoing crisis through a collaborative effort.

Information on Headrest and Services Provided:

"The mission at Headrest is to assist those who are addicted, in crisis or without support by developing, maintaining, and delivering effective programs, regardless of their ability to pay."

Headrest provides a 24-hour crisis hotline service to individuals living in NH, VT, and Nationwide. Trained Crisis Intervention Counselors provide information and referral services to populations at risk for substance use disorders and suicide. Through active listening, Counselors assist with the following: suicide lethality assessments and intervention, domestic violence intervention, substance use assessments and other relevant issues.

We offer a 90 day Low-Intensity Residential Treatment Program where we provide services for 10 individuals. These are individuals who have recently completed some form of substance use disorder treatment and are in need a safe, sober environment to help transition them back into the community. While here, they may receive substance use disorder counseling, case management and referrals with obtaining employment, securing housing and other critical services.

In our Out-Patient Counseling programming, we provide individual, couples, family and group counseling services to adolescents and adults. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors also provide DWI aftercare services and conduct substance use evaluations. 

The Intensive Out-Patient Program is a 12-week, graduated program for individuals requiring more intensive treatment. Individuals participate in 9 hours of group and 1 hour of individual counseling per week. 

We offer a Woman’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy group to integrate concepts from Cognitive Behavior Therapy with the Eastern Wisdom Philosophy of Mindfulness. Clients are educated successively in 4 areas: Mindfulness – the core of DBT, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulations and Stress Tolerance. We also offer a Women’s Group using the Seeking Safety Program designed by Dr. Lisa Najavits to treat individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and trauma disorders.

Headrest offers State and Community Education to schools, businesses, and other organizations.  Please call for details.

The Lebanon in Depth segment will be available from CATV in the near future and we'll post a link when available. 

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