police http://nhpr.org en Manchester Police Chief Finalist For Job In Mass. http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-chief-finalist-job-mass <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manchester Police Chief David Mara is one of four finalists to head up the police department in <a href="http://www.somervillema.gov/news/4-police-chief-finalists-citywide-interview-june-25" target="_blank">Somerville, Mass</a>.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:45:06 +0000 Michael Brindley 50361 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Chief Finalist For Job In Mass. Thousands Of Police Turn Out For Arkell's Wake http://nhpr.org/post/thousands-police-turn-out-arkells-wake <p>Nearly 2,000 police officers from around the state and their region paid their respects to fallen Brentwood Officer Steve Arkell and his family Tuesday night.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48853 at http://nhpr.org Thousands Of Police Turn Out For Arkell's Wake Police Commissioner Resigns But Questions Remain http://nhpr.org/post/police-commissioner-resigns-questions-remain <p>Although Police Commissioner Robert Copeland submitted a letter of resignation earlier today, the people of Wolfeboro worry about the possible long-term impact the racial controversy could have on their town. NHPR's Sean Hurley spoke with residents over the weekend, before Copeland’s resignation and looks more closely at what led to today’s events.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:43:11 +0000 Sean Hurley 48772 at http://nhpr.org Police Commissioner Resigns But Questions Remain Police Memorial Ceremony Held One Week After Brentwood Officer Killed http://nhpr.org/post/police-memorial-ceremony-held-one-week-after-brentwood-officer-killed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered in Concord Monday to observe the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. The name of Officer Steve Arkell, who was killed a week ago, was on everyone’s minds, but he will be formally added to the memorial next year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:10:46 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48726 at http://nhpr.org Police Memorial Ceremony Held One Week After Brentwood Officer Killed Vigil Held For Fallen Brentwood Police Officer Steve Arkell http://nhpr.org/post/vigil-held-fallen-brentwood-police-officer-steve-arkell <p>During a vigil for fallen Brentwood police Officer Steve Arkell was held Tuesday night, hundreds of Brentwood residents and members of surrounding towns gathered, candles in hand, to mourn and celebrate the life of a man who served the community he grew up in.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48444 at http://nhpr.org Vigil Held For Fallen Brentwood Police Officer Steve Arkell N.H. Attorney General Declines To Prosecute Police Officer For Drug Bust Fatality http://nhpr.org/post/nh-attorney-general-declines-prosecute-police-officer-drug-bust-fatality <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report by the New Hampshire attorney general says a tired police officer, poor planning and a series of bad decisions converged eight months ago to turn an attempted drug bust in </span>Weare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> into a chaotic fatal shooting. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Joseph Foster ultimately opted not to prosecute </span>Weare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> police officer Nicholas </span>Nadeau<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the death of Alex Cora </span>DeJesus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:46:52 +0000 Associated Press 47484 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Ensnare 30 Low-Level Heroin Dealers In Sweep http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-ensnare-30-low-level-heroin-dealers-sweep <p>Over the last two days, police in Manchester arrested 30 street-level heroin dealers. Three were on Wednesday and at least 27 on Thursday&nbsp;since 5 o’clock in the morning.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:23:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 43897 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Ensnare 30 Low-Level Heroin Dealers In Sweep N.H. House Rejects License Plate Scanner Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-rejects-license-plate-scanner-bill <p>The House not only rejected allowing police to use license plate scanners, it then took the extra step of voting 214-135 to forbid that the issue be revisited in any form this year.</p><p></p><p>While supporters argued that plates information would be retained in the scanners for just 3 minutes, and might help solve crimes, critics like Manchester Democrat Joel Winters argued they erode privacy and embolden police to improperly conduct surveillance on the innocent.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:01:08 +0000 Josh Rogers 41894 at http://nhpr.org State Concludes Investigation Of Former New London Chief, No Criminal Charges Filed http://nhpr.org/post/state-concludes-investigation-former-new-london-chief-no-criminal-charges-filed <p>The New Hampshire attorney general's office says no criminal charges will be brought against a former police chief accused of inappropriate interactions with women. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:56:58 +0000 Associated Press 39835 at http://nhpr.org Police Training & Use Of Deadly Force http://nhpr.org/post/police-training-use-deadly-force <p>“Officer-involved shootings”: that’s when police fire their guns during confrontations with suspects. &nbsp;After two such shootings recently killed two people, questions have been raised about police use of deadly force.&nbsp; But many in law enforcement say it’s become a more dangerous job, and that they go to great lengths to avoid harm.&nbsp; We’ll look at police training and protocols.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38214 at http://nhpr.org Police Training & Use Of Deadly Force A Look At The Police Investigation Into Nashua's Mayor And Her Husband http://nhpr.org/post/look-police-investigation-nashuas-mayor-and-her-husband <p></p><p>There are new details about the police investigation of Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and her husband, <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1020517-469/informant-accuses-nashua-mayor-husband-of-drug.html" target="_blank">including allegations of bid-rigging, kickbacks and drug use</a>.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 38017 at http://nhpr.org A Look At The Police Investigation Into Nashua's Mayor And Her Husband From Batons To BearCATs: The Tools Of Policing Over The Years http://nhpr.org/post/batons-bearcats-tools-policing-over-years <p>Law enforcement officials use myriad tools to help them work better, faster, and smarter. These tools have changed greatly over time, as needs shifted and technology advanced. This graphic outlines some of the most significant changes in the tools of policing of the 19th and 20th centuries.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Sara Plourde 34494 at http://nhpr.org From Batons To BearCATs: The Tools Of Policing Over The Years The Tussle Over Police Tactics http://nhpr.org/post/tussle-over-police-tactics <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Recently, more New Hampshire police departments have been acquiring the controversial armored truck, called the BearCat, causing outrage among some groups concerned about civil liberties and what they see as an increasingly militarized police force. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 32728 at http://nhpr.org The Tussle Over Police Tactics Facial Recognition Databases Add To Privacy Concerns http://nhpr.org/post/facial-recognition-databases-add-privacy-concerns <p>Facial recognition databases containing millions of are being scanned by local and federal government agencies to help curb everything from driver’s license fraud to terrorism. The growing library of faces also consists of non-offenders and innocent witnesses; many of the photos were taken without the subject’s consent or knowledge. For some, this accumulation of facial data is adding to growing concerns over individual privacy rights.</p><p><strong>Craig Timberg </strong>is the Washington Post’s national technology reporter and has been <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/state-photo-id-databases-become-troves-for-police/2013/06/16/6f014bd4-ced5-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html" target="_blank">covering this story</a> along with Ellen Nakashima.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:04:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29821 at http://nhpr.org Facial Recognition Databases Add To Privacy Concerns Police Scanner Transparency http://nhpr.org/post/police-scanner-transparency <p>When shots were fired before midnight on April 18<sup>th</sup>, curious, <a href="http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/police-scanner-streams-see-surge-in-traffic-after-boston-bombing" target="_blank">concerned people tracked the dramatic killing</a> of one Boston marathon bombing suspect, and the tense manhunt for his younger brother throughout the night. Many watched and listened through online streaming and social media, others followed the intense action on Boston police scanners; some 180,000 people were tuned in to the scanner feeds during peak traffic. And then, it stopped…</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:43:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26492 at http://nhpr.org Police Scanner Transparency