- What Federal and State resources are available as it pertains to security and preparedness?
Since September 11, 2002, all community members should be vigilant for any suspicious activity. If you should see anything suspicious, please call your local law enforcement agency.
When calling, please be prepared to communicate:
- What it is that is suspicious
- Where is it located?
- Did you see anyone apart of the suspicious item or nature?
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victim Notification Service - ICE and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security - The federal agency charged with disaster preparedness, immigration and border patrol, travel and transportation security, and threats and protection.
- Be Prepared, Stay Informed - Protecting America, together. Information on how citizens, businesses, and government can work together.
- Preparing for the Unexpected - A readiness plan to help you prepare.
- Emergency Planning for America's Schools - A resource to help school officials plan for any type of emergency situation.
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - A program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.
- Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management - The state agency charged with disaster preparedness, natural hazards, technical hazards, terrorism, and training.
- I missed the Drug Take-Back Day. Can I drop off unused medication at the Goffstown Police Department?
The Goffstown Police Department does not maintain a drug disposal box to accept unused medications. Currently, we do not have the storage space required to safely secure a large quantity of unused medications. If you are looking to dispose of unused medications prior to the next Drug Enforcement Administration-sponsored Drug Take Back Day, the following locations accept unused medications year-round:
- New Boston Police Department
- Bedford Police Department
- Manchester Police Department
- Catholic Medical Center
- How do I obtain a Gun Permit?
You must complete an application consisting of current and past employment, work and residence information, and the names and addresses of three references. Once submitted, the process takes approximately 14 business days. A $10 fee is due upon approval and receipt of the permit. You must print out the form and drop it off at the PD. Please fill out the form completely. References: They should NOT be a relative, if possible. They should know that you're using them as a reference. Picking up Your Permit: This must be done in person - you must pick up your own permit. If you cannot pick up the permit on a weekday between 8:15 am and 4 pm, please call the Records Division at 497-2900 to make other arrangements. Bring a photo ID (i.e., driver's license) Please bring exactly $10 cash or a check. We cannot make a change. We do Not accept credit or debit cards.
- How do I obtain a Record Check?
Only you can request a copy of your Criminal/Motor Vehicle record. All criminal and motor vehicle record checks are done at the NH State Police Criminal Records Department 10 Hazen Dr. Concord, NH 271-2538. They are open Monday through Friday 8:15 to 4:15, require a $25 fee and they're done while you wait. A photo ID is required to obtain the information.
- What information will my Record Check contain?
Any and all adult criminal convictions will be reported. Any motor vehicle convictions for the previous 10 years will be included. You may want to verify with the requesting agency if a statewide check is needed. This would then need to be done through the NH State Police.
- How do I have fingerprints taken?
The organization requesting fingerprints from you will supply a fingerprint card. You must bring the completed card(s) to your resident police department. Fingerprints can be taken Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
- How do I get copies of an Incident Report?
Requests must be made in writing either by request forms obtained at the Police Station or by a letter from an individual or Insurance Co., etc. The fee is $15 for the first 5 pages and $2 for each additional page. Incident reports are individually reviewed for release. Incident reports cannot be released if there are suspects, accused, or arrested parties mentioned in the report. Edited copies may be released in certain cases. Any questions pertaining to the release can be answered by our record clerks.
- How do I obtain a Domestic Violence Petition (DVP)/Restraining Order?
You need to apply at the District Court in your City or Town.
- How is the order served?
The order can only be served in hand (in person) by a police officer. The order can be served at a place of employment or residence. The order will be served as timely as possible. All reasonable attempts are made to locate the defendant. The petition is Not in Effect until served to the defendant. If problems arise prior to service being made, the plaintiff should contact their local authorities and advise them of the problem at hand. Service of the petition will be attempted at that time.
- What do I do once it’s been served?
The temporary restrictions must be followed by the defendant and plaintiff until the appearance in court. You need to appear in court on the date listed on the petition to address charges. The court then decides whether or not the order will continue or be revoked.