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2010 Annual Report

I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2010.  This is my first report as Chief of Police to the Town as I was appointed April 1, 2010.

Personal: Retired Chief William F. Waters was appointed patrolman in 1972, Sergeant in 1992, Chief of Police in 2000, and retired March 31, 2010. Bill made numerous positive changes in the department.  He upgraded technology, made many improvements to the building and property; he researched and obtained needed grants, and demanded respect and professionalism from all that work for him.  Chief Waters is highly respected by all members of the Nahant Police Department as well as the residence in town. I had the pleasure to work with and for Chief Waters and never regretted one second. He was a true leader that we all looked up to. One of the toughest days so far in my career was the day I drove Retired William F. Waters’s home after his last tour of duty.   Many thanks for all you have done for us and the town and the best of luck for a long and happy retirement.

Chief William F. Water retired. Sgt. Robert C. Dwyer was appointed Chief of Police to replace Chief Waters. Officer Noah W. Clark was appointed patrolman to replace Officer Michael Waters who was promoted to sergeant.   Noah W. Clark is a town resident and a great asset to the Nahant Police Department. As a reserve, Officer Clark showed great interest in becoming a full-time officer. He demonstrated that by working many unpaid hours, learning the details of the job, and preparing for full-time employment with the Nahant Police Department. Officer Clark’s hard work and dedication paid off as he was appointed full-time to the Nahant Police Department April 8, 2010.

Training: Our Training program continues with in-service and specialized training every year. All officers are required annually to complete and test out of numerous hot topic’s to include, CPR/DEFIB, Seizure of Fleeing Suspects, Victims with Disabilities, Eyewitness Identification, Suicide Prevention, Domestic Violence, Legal Update and Defensive Tactics. 

 A majority of Nahant officers attended specialized training in the following areas, Cyber-Bulling, Cyber-Crimes, Infectious control, How to Recognize Counterfeit Products, Gang Related Issues, Active School Shooter and 911 Training. In addition our EMT-D officers are sent to courses every year and recertify every second year.

We will continue to take advantage of training opportunities that are made available to the department. Law enforcement training and education go hand and hand.  Training and education allow the officers to make the correct decisions in stressful situations.

Building and Equipment: Building Improvements: painted all interior trim, repaired chimney, repaired exterior back stucco wall, replaced one rear exterior door, one interior door, touched up exterior paint, and minor repairs to the cell blocks. The biggest project was the re-conditioning of the police officers locker-room, with the help from the Nahant Police Union the locker room was painted, new carpet installed, along with twelve new lockers for the officers to secure their police equipment. 

The building is in good condition with no major repairs or renovations planned, but as Retired Chief William F. Waters has written in his annual report for many years we have greatly out grown the building and we no longer meet the minimum square footage required for a police facility.  As first mentioned in his 2002 annual report; serious thought should be given to a replacement structure.

Cruisers: We purchased one new 2010 Ford Crown Vic Police Cruiser. Due to the financial situation we did not request a new cruiser in Fiscal Year 09.  I have included the purchase of a new cruiser in my FY12 budget proposal.  It is important that we maintain the replacement cruiser program annually. If we hold onto a cruiser more than three years the maintenance costs far exceeds the value of the vehicle. The cruisers are in-service 24hours a day 365 days a year.  

Notice Concerning Telephone Solicitation: The Nahant Police Department does not endorse or sponsor any telephone solicitations. Any organization purporting to be raising funds on our behalf or the behalf of any Police group should be considered with suspicion.

Please notify the Nahant Police Department or the Massachusetts Attorney General Office should you be solicited.  Nahant residents are encouraged to submit their telephone numbers to the National Do Not Call List. A link to this site may be found at www.nahantpolice.org.

Grant Funding: “Community Policing Grants” from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) have been completely eliminated by the Governor. The elimination of these funds has impacted the services we have been providing over the past several years.  Due to the lack of funding from EOPSS I need to fund some of these expenses/services through my operating budget. On a positive note Officer Conti secured a SETB (State Emergency Telecommunications Board) grant in the amount of $6000.00. This money comes directly from surcharges that appear on your phone bills every month and represents Nahant’s share of these funds. These funds will be used for continuing education training for the officers.  We were also able to obtain an equipment grant for $11,134.68 from Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC). We purchased many different items such as, medical kits, emergency blankets, military style cots, tarps, portable generator, submersible pumps, and utility trailer. These items are stored at the town hall and are accessible if needed for an emergency.  I did manage to secure a bicycle helmet grant from EOPSS; we received seventy five helmets that were distributed by Officer Conti over the summer months.

Interested In Law Enforcement As A Career? The Nahant Police Department is a modern, progressive, innovative department and is committed to the Philosophy of Community Policing. If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement the following information is provided so that you may have a better understanding on how to become a Nahant Police Officer.

Reserve Officers: In order to be considered for appointment as a Reserve Police Officer you must have attended and graduated from a Municipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers.  The ideal candidates will also posses E911 dispatcher training and First Responder or EMT certification and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license.   The Nahant Police Department will consider hiring and sponsoring (depending on vacancy) an individual that meets criteria set forth.  A candidate must be responsible for his/her own training academy expenses as well a signed waiver of liability releasing the Town of Nahant from any and all claims as a result of injury or accident related to the academy training.

Full Time Officer: Must take and successfully pass a competitive examination. The examination is held once every three years and the passing candidates remain eligible for appointment during that period. The ideal candidate for full time employment shall have completed a Municipal Police Training Committee Full Time Academy.  Equivalent academies from other states will be considered if the Municipal Police Training Committee approves them.  The ideal candidate shall also be E-911 certified and EMT/D certified and holds a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The candidate must furnish three references preferably from the law enforcement field and must undergo a comprehensive background check. Notice of examination date will be posted at www.nahantpolice.org as well as being published in the local newspaper. Next scheduled police exam will be held in the spring of 2012.

Racial Profiling Notice: If you believe that you were stopped by a Nahant Police Officer because of your race or gender, please report the incident by calling the Nahant Police Department at 781-581-1212 or by calling this toll free number 1-866-6RACIAL (1-866-672-2425). For additional information, visit the Executive Office of Public Safety and Gender Profiling Hotline page; http://www.state.ma.us/eops/hotline.htm

Information Technologies/Web-Site: I would like to thank Will Letourneau for his continuous efforts in keeping the computer systems up and running in the department.  I would also like to thank Robert Wilson for his efforts maintaining the departments’ web-site.  Last but not least, I’d like to thank Officer Timothy Furlong for managing the department web-site.


Incident Statistics:

 

Incident:

Number Of Incidents:

Total Incidents Handled
Total Offences

17,156
387

Arrests

128

Simple Assault

13

Aggravated Assault

8

Juvenile Arrests

17

Forcible Rape

2

DWI

17

Burglary

12

Larceny

35

Assault and Battery

21

Traffic Town By-Law Offenses

74

Protective Custodies

25

Disorderly Conduct

11

Parking Violations

582

Animal Complaints 62

 

 

Fines and Fees:

$ Totals:

Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines

$9,445.00

Alarm Fees

$412.50

Firearm Permits

$412.50

Insurance Request Report Fees

$150.00

Parking Waiver Fees

$1,800.00

Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties

$21,140.00

Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties

$2,315.00

Grants

$17,134.68

Miscellaneous Revenue

$290.00

Please note: The financial numbers are based on the calendar year not the fiscal year in accordance with this report.

In Conclusion: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Selectman and the Town Administrator Mark Cullinan for having the confidence in me as the new Police Chief for the Town of Nahant.  I’m extremely excited and grateful to be in this position.  I’m confident that the department will continue to march forward striving for improvements daily.  I would also like to thank the following town hall employees’ for all they do for us; Town Accountant Deborah A. Waters, Treasurer Joni Bingham, Assistant Treasurer Kathy Famulari, Town Clerk Peggy Barile, Administrative Assistants Sue Behen and Katie Costin, Retired DPW Supt. Robert Ward and the newly appointed DPW Supt. Timothy Lowe for their continued support during the past year. Also to the dedicated members of the Beautification Committee for planting and maintaining the flower beds at the station, their hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.

Thanks and appreciation to the departments Executive Secretary Roz Puleo who has been a tremendous help since my appointment as Chief of Police. Also to the patrol officers, (full-time & reserve) for their unselfish dedication to duty and their commitment to the Town of Nahant and the residence they protect and serve.

I would like to thank our legislative delegation, Senator Thomas McGee and Representative Steven Walsh for their assistance throughout the year.

I would also like to extend a special thanks to the Citizens of Nahant for their continued support and cooperation throughout the year.  If you observe a crime or something that appears suspicious do not hesitate, report it to the Nahant Police Department immediately!!  Residence reporting unusual behavior to the police is a key factor in keeping the town safe.
                                  
Respectfully submitted,
Robert C. Dwyer
Chief of Police

POLICE DEPARTMENT FULL-TIME ROSTER | 2010
ADMINISTRATION
Robert C. Dwyer, Chief
William F. Waters, Chief Retired March 31, 2010
SUPERVISORS
Thomas T. Hutton, Lieutenant
J. Paul Manley, Sergeant
Stephen R. Shultz, Sergeant
Michael D. Waters, Sergeant
PATROL OFFICERS
Eugene W. Spelta
Armand R. Conti
Keith W. O’Brien
Timothy M. Furlong
Joseph M. Lyons
Andrew Constantine
Noah Clark
SECRETARY TO THE CHIEF
Roz Puleo
POLICE RESERVES
Eric Alpert
Michael Dwyer
Robert DeSantis
Michael Halley
John Livoti
J.R. Plourde
Sarah R. Furlong
William Donnellan
Christopher Ward
John Hogan
Sean Furlong
POLICE MATRONS
Eileen Peterson
Sue Cadigan
Tawnie Sirois
Rosamond Puleo
KEEPERS OF THE LOCK-UP
Michael J. Kairevich, III
J.R. Plourde
POLICE CHAPLIN
Rev. Larry Titus
Nahant Village Church

2009 Annual Report
I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2009.  This is my final report as Chief of Police to the Town as I will be retiring early in 2010.

PersonnelI’m pleased to report there have been no changes in personnel during the past year. 
Roz Puleo was this years Lynn Chamber Of Commerce winner of the 2009 Nahant Town Pride Award,  there is NO ONE more deserving of this recognition.  Roz spends countless hours on all types of fund raising and volunteer work.  Just to name a few “Sea to Shinning Sea” road race, raising funds for the Nahant Lifesaving Station, Christmas Parade and the list goes on and on, in addition to her duties at the Police Department and School Crossing Guard.  Congratulations and “Well Done, Roz!”

Sadly, this year also marked the passing of, Officer Gerard E. Titus, NPD, Ret., a third generation Nahant Police Officer.  Some of you may remember that, Gerry’s Grandfather, Officer Peter Tierney was killed in the line of duty while serving the Town. Gerry was not only a good friend, but a very dedicated officer; he served the Town well and faithfully for many years. Those that knew Gerry will always remember and miss his smile and sense of humor.

Building and Equipment: The building is in fair condition with no major repairs or renovations planned. At this point in time we have greatly outgrown the building and no longer meet the minimum square footage required for a police facility.  We have used every available inch in the building and are in VERY cramped conditions. One caveat however, this building is well over 100 years old and was never designed as a police station. As first mentioned in 2002 serious thought should be given to a replacement structure to avoid the pitfalls of last minute crisis planning. You will continue to see the previous italicized sentence in every annual report I submit. Let’s not get caught short when the time arrives!  This is the last time you will see this recommendation in my reports for the above stated reason.  However, I urge the Town MOST STRONGLY to a least start the process!

Cruisers: Because of economic realities we did not continue with our program of replacing one cruiser per year in 2009.  Accordingly I have included the purchase of a cruiser in 2010.  Overall the fleet is in fair condition.  

Special Notice Concerning Telephone Solicitation:
The Nahant Police Department does not endorse or sponsor any telephone solicitations. Any organization purporting to be raising funds on our behalf or the behalf of any Police group should be considered with suspicion.

Please notify the Nahant Police Department or the Massachusetts Attorney General should you be solicited. Residents are encouraged to submit their telephone numbers to the National Do Not Call List. A link to this site may be found at www.nahantpolice.org

Grant Funding:  “Community Policing Grants” from the Executive Office Of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) have been completely eliminated by the Governor. This will have a negative impact on the services we have been providing.  We have depended on this funding not only to acquire new and replacement equipment and technologies, but also used this funding to pay for Internet Access, Email and Mobile Data Terminal (MDT’s) connection and support fees.  This cut in funding also eliminates our highly successful “Park and Walk Program”.  This program allowed more officers on the streets and at Town events when needed.   New sources of funding will have to be identified or services will be cut or reduced. We did acquire a 4 wheel drive (ATV) all terrain vehicle to be used for patrol of parks and beaches with FY09 funding.

Interested In Law Enforcement As A Career?
The Nahant Police Department is a modern, progressive, innovative department and committed to the Philosophy Of Community Policing.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement the following information is provided so that you may have a better understanding on how to become a Nahant Police Officer.

Reserve Officer: In order to be considered for appointment as a Reserve Police Officer you must have attended and graduated from a Municipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers. The ideal candidates will also posses E911 dispatcher training and First Responder or EMT certification and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The Nahant Police Department will consider hiring and sponsoring (depending on vacancy) an individual that meets criteria set forth. A candidate must be responsible for his/her own training academy expenses as well a sign a waiver of liability releasing the Town Of Nahant from any and all claims as a result of injury or accident related to academy attendance.

Full Time Officer: Must take and successfully pass a competitive examination. The examination is held once every three years and the passing candidates remain eligible for appointment during that period.The ideal candidate for full time employment shall have completed a Municipal Police Training Committee Full Time Academy. Equivalent academies from other states will be considered if the Committee approves them. The ideal candidate shall also be E911 certified and EMT/D certified and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The candidate must furnish three references preferably from the law enforcement field and must undergo a comprehensive background check. Notice of examination date will be posted at www.nahantpolice.org as well as being published in the local newspapers.  Next scheduled exam will be held in the Spring of 2012.

Racial Profiling Notice: If you believe that you were stopped by a Nahant Police Officer because of your race or gender, please report the incident by calling the Nahant Police Department at 781-581-1212 or by calling this toll free number: 1-866-6RACIAL (1-866-672-2425). For more information, visit the Executive Office Of Public Safety Racial And Gender Profiling Hotline page; http://www.state.ma.us/eops/hotline.htm

IT:  (Information Technologies) and Website: Thanks to the efforts of Will LeTourneau and Robert Wilson our, IT and Website needs have been well taken care of.


Incident Statistics:

 

Incident:

Number Of Incidents:

Total Incidents Handled
Total Offences

17,699
643

Arrests

147

Simple Assault

10

Aggravated Assault

7

Intimidation of Witness

2

Juveniles Taken Into Custody

27

Juvenile Arrests

21

Sodomy

2

Forcible Rape

2

DWI

21

Burglary

22

Larceny

51

Assault and Battery

9

Traffic Town By-Law Offenses

269

Protective Custodies

22

Disorderly Conduct

11

Parking Violations

352

 

 

Fines and Fees:

$ Totals:

Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines

$16,432.50

Firearm Permits

$412.50

Insurance Request Reports

$105.00

Parking Waiver Fees

$1,170.00

Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties

$24,728.00

Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties

$2,110.00

Grants

$47,053.50

Miscellaneous Revenue

$630.00

Please note: The financial numbers are based on the calendar year not the fiscal year in accordance with this report.

In Conclusion: As almost 48 years of service with the Town Of Nahant come to a close I feel very fortunate to have known and worked for and with some remarkable and outstanding individuals in all Town Departments and Boards.

I would like to take this final opportunity to thank the Board Of Selectmen and Town Administrator Mark Cullinan for their continued support; Town Accountant Deborah A. Waters, Treasurer Joni Bingham, Asst. Treasurer Kathy Famulari, Town Clerk(s) Harriet Steeves & Peggy Barile , Administrative Assistants Sue Behen and Katie Costin in the Selectmen’s Office, The Advisory And Finance Committee and the entire Town Hall staff and all other Departments, Committees and Boards for their assistance during the past years. DPW Supt. Ward for his assistance in maintaining our building and grounds through out the years. Also to the dedicated members of the Beautification Committee for planting and maintaining the station flowers and greenery.

I would like to thank our legislative delegation, Senator Thomas McGee & Representative Steven Walsh for their assistance through out their tenures.
Also to all members (full-time and reserve) of this department for their selfless dedication to duty.  I will miss you all, stay safe.

A special thank you to the Citizens of Nahant for your continued support and cooperation throughout the years.  I would strongly encourage any resident observing a crime or something out of the ordinary occurring to please contact the department immediately!

Respectfully Submitted,
William F. Waters, Chief

2008 Annual Report
I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2008.

PersonnelI’m pleased to report there have been no changes in personnel during the past year.

Training: Our training program continues with in-service and specialized training every year. In addition to the in-service Academy at Reading we have begun a new program offered by the Massachusetts Police Institute.
The MPI offers web based legal updates and other topics and allows for on line testing and grading. Additionally we have enrolled our “Reserve Officers” in this program. This is a valuable tool and very cost effective.
The Command Staff has been trained on Best Practices In School Safety And Emergency Response, sponsored by the District Attorney’s Office with training provided by the U. S. Secret Service.
All Officers have received 16 hours of defensive driving tactics provided by the Town’s Insurance carrier MIIA.
Officers Conti and Lyons have been trained on School Lock Down procedures. Our officers are all certified EMT-D’s.

Building and Equipment: Thanks to a Town Meeting appropriation we have completed a comprehensive rehabilitation of our dispatch area. This allowed for replacement of flooring, installation of new counter tops with appropriate storage cabinets for radio and computer equipment, new filing cabinets, installation of a bullet resistant front wall with security door and a complete paint job for the area, thanks to the painting skills of Sgts. Dwyer and Shultz. This project greatly cleared up the area of loose and hanging wiring that had been added over the years for computer terminals and other technologies.

The building is in good condition with no major repairs or renovations planned. At this point in time we have greatly outgrown the building and no longer meet the minimum square footage required for a police facility. We have used every available inch in the building and are in VERY cramped conditions. One caveat however, this building is well over 100 years old and was never designed as a police station. As first mentioned in 2002 serious thought should be given to a replacement structure to avoid the pitfalls of last minute crisis planning. You will continue to see the previous italicized sentence in every annual report I submit. Let’s not get caught short when the time arrives!

Cruisers: Because of the severe economic times we find ourselves in the department will NOT be requesting a replacement cruiser. While this is not a wise move it reflects the reality of the economy. Overall the fleet is in good condition.

Interested In Law Enforcement As A Career?
The Nahant Police Department is a modern, progressive, innovative department and committed to the Philosophy Of Community Policing.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement the following information is provided so that you may have a better understanding on how to become a Nahant Police Officer.

Reserve Officer: In order to be considered for appointment as a Reserve Police Officer you must have attended and graduated from a Municipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers. The ideal candidates will also posses E911 dispatcher training and First Responder or EMT certification and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The Nahant Police Department will consider hiring and sponsoring (depending on vacancy) an individual that meets criteria set forth. A candidate must be responsible for his/her own training academy expenses as well a sign a waiver of liability releasing the Town Of Nahant from any and all claims as a result of injury or accident related to academy attendance.

Full Time Officer: Must take and successfully pass a competitive examination. The examination is held once every three years and the passing candidates remain eligible for appointment during that period. The next exam will be held this Spring. The ideal candidate for full time employment shall have completed a Municipal Police Training Committee Full Time Academy. Equivalent academies from other states will be considered if the Committee approves them. The ideal candidate shall also be E911 certified and EMT/D certified and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The candidate must furnish three references preferably from the law enforcement field and must undergo a comprehensive background check. Notice of examination date will be posted at www.nahantpolice.org as well as being published in the local newspapers.

IIT: (Information Technologies)
Thanks to the efforts of Will LeTourneau, we are able to keep all of our computer and other technologies up and running. This is no small job given the fact that he maintains our Mobile Data Terminals, Server, Computer Work Stations, Firewall, AVL and other systems. Will, was very instrumental during the rehabilitation of our dispatch area. He has done an outstanding job keeping us up and running 24/7.

Our IT capabilities now provide for real time electronic transmission of arrest reports and other data with the District Attorney’s Office. We have also entered into the SWISS (State Wide Information Sharing System) program. This will allow the rapid exchange of information between participating agencies.

Website: I would like to invite all residents to review our website. It contains a wealth of information that I believe is very interesting and always changing and being updated. Please inform us of any other information you would like to see posted there. While visiting please take a moment and submit your answers to our completely revised “Community Survey” for 2008. This may be done on line or printed and mailed, this is an anonymous submission and no personal information is collected.

We again are deeply indebted to, Robert Wilson at Collage Works for his outstanding work and design on our behalf. I’m very hopeful this year we will be able to completely redesign our site. It should also be noted that Internet Access, e-Mail and our presence on Web are made possible in part by grant funding from EOPSS.

Racial Profiling Notice: If you believe that you were stopped by a Nahant Police Officer because of your race or gender, please report the incident by calling the Nahant Police Department at 781-581-1212 or by calling this toll free number: 1-866-6RACIAL (1-866-672-2425). For more information, visit the Executive Office Of Public Safety Racial And Gender Profiling Hotline page; http://www.state.ma.us/eops/hotline.htm

Special Notice Concerning Telephone Solicitation:
The Nahant Police Department does not endorse or sponsor any telephone solicitations. Any organization purporting to be raising funds on our behalf or the behalf of any Police group should be considered with suspicion.

Please notify the Nahant Police Department or the Massachusetts Attorney General should you be solicited. Residents are encouraged to submit their telephone numbers to the National Do Not Call List. A link to this site may be found at www.nahantpolice.org

Grant Funding: As you will see in the revenue section of this report funding from EOPSS (Executive Office Of Public Safety And Security) funding from this source was drastically cut. As this report is being written I’ve been informed that “Community Policing Grants” from EOPSS have been completely eliminated by the Governor for FY10. This will have a negative impact on the services we have been receiving and providing. A portion of this grant ($7,700.00) was used to fund internet access, Mobile Data Terminal Operations, Web Site Development and email access, these services will have to be cut or other sources of funding found.

FY 09 & FY 10 are going to be rough and challenging years to say to least. On the plus side Officer Conti was instrumental in securing a SETB (Statewide Emergency Telecommunications Board) grant in the amount of $11,000.00. This money comes directly from the surcharges that appear on your phone bills every month and represents Nahant’s share of these funds. These funds are used for continuing education training and the purchase of certain allowable equipment.


Incident Statistics:

 

Incident:

Number Of Incidents:

Total Incidents Handled
Total Offences

31,667
643

Arrests

153

Aggravated Assault

12

Intimidation of Witness

1

Juveniles Taken Into Custody

29

Juvenile Arrests

24

Forcible Rape

1

DWI

19

Burglary

19

Larceny

51

Assault and Battery

9

Traffic Town By-Law Offenses

257

Protective Custodies

31

Disorderly Conduct

13

Parking Violations

673

 

 

Fines and Fees:

$ Totals:

Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines

$15,785.00

Alarm Fees

$575.00

Firearm Permits

$575.00

Insurance Request Reports

$115.00

Parking Waiver Fees

$1,230.00

Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties

$32,285.00

Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties

$2,615.00

Grants

$58,053.50

Miscellaneous Revenue

$630.00

Please note: The financial numbers are based on the calendar year not the fiscal year in accordance with this report.

In Conclusion: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board Of Selectmen and Town Administrator Mark Cullinan for their continued support; Town Accountant Deborah A. Waters, Treasurer Joni Bingham, Asst. Treasurer Kathy Famulari, Town Clerk Harriet Steeves, Administrative Assistants Sue Behen and Katie Costin in the Selectmen’s Office, The Advisory And Finance Committee and the entire Town Hall staff and all other Departments, Committees and Boards for their assistance during the past year. DPW Superintendent Ward for his assistance in maintaining our building and grounds through out the year. Also to the dedicated members of the Beautification Committee for planting and maintaining the station flowers and greenery.

I would like to thank our legislative delegation, Senator Thomas McGee & Representative Steven Walsh for their assistance through out the year. Also to all members (full-time and reserve) of this department for their selfless dedication to duty.

A special thank you to the Citizens of Nahant for your continued support and cooperation throughout the year. I would strongly encourage any resident observing a crime or something out of the ordinary occurring to please contact the department immediately!

Respectfully Submitted,
William F. Waters, Chief

2007 Annual Report
I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2007.

PersonnelOfficer John Monoco resigned.  Andrew S. Constantine was appointed to replace Monoco.  Officer Constantine was Academy trained, resulting in the savings of thousands of dollars in associated training expenses.  Officer Constantine has demonstrated himself to be very capable, respected and well liked. In addition four new Reserve Officers were appointed this year. The new officers are, Sarah Vincent, Joseph Grodin, William Donnellen and Sean Furlong.  They have all demonstrated the characteristics necessary to perform their duties and I have received positive comments from their fellow officers and the general public.  I am pleased with their performance and welcome them onboard.

Training: Officer Matthew Furlong is completing his training at the MPTC (Massachusetts Police Training Committee) held at the “Reading Police Academy” for full-time police officers.  We look forward to having him back on the roster by mid February.
All regular officers receive a one week in-service refresher held at the Reading Academy each year.  In addition all officers receive EMT-D (Emergency Medical Technician- Defibrillator) training every year.

Our Field Training Officers (Sgt. J. Paul Manley & Officer Michael D. Waters) are responsible for the mentoring and in house training of new appointments as well as the entire department.

All officers are receiving NIMS (National Incident Management System) training.  This training is meant to integrate various internal and external operations in the event of unusual events.  Also all officers have received advanced SETB (Statewide Emergency Telecommunications Board).  This is advanced E911 systems training and is meant to provide extended E911 training. The cost of these training initiatives is funded by grants.  Reminder, please use the 911 system for emergencies only!  Routine calls should be directed to 781-581-1212.

Police Memorial: After many years of talking about a fitting tribute to our retired, deceased, full-time officers, it became a reality this year. No doubt that by now all citizens have seen this monument on the station grounds.  I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to Sgt. Steven Shultz and Officer Geno Spelta and the entire Nahant Police Union.  The officers mentioned were the driving force behind the fund raising and the design of the Memorial.  I also want to thank all that bought raffle tickets or contributed financially or in other ways to this project. This memorial was constructed with only private funding; no tax payer dollars were used.  Also appreciation goes to Nancee Peters, Amy Klee and the Garden Club for their efforts in landscaping the area around the Memorial as well as their dedication to keeping not only our grounds, but the entire Town looking its best.

Building and Equipment: The building is in good condition with no major repairs or renovations planned. At this point in time we have greatly outgrown the building and no longer meet the minimum square footage required for a police facility.  We have used every available inch in the building and are in VERY cramped conditions. One caveat however, this building is well over 100 years old and was never designed as a police station. As first mentioned in 2002 thought should be given to a replacement structure to avoid the pitfalls of last minute crisis planning. You will continue to see the previous italicized sentence in every annual report I submit. Let’s not get caught short when the time arrives! 

As in the past we will be budgeting for a replacement cruiser in 2008. This will continue the cycle of timely vehicle replacement, allowing for much greater trade in value and keeping our officers in safe vehicles.  Over the last several years this has been proven to be most effective.

Interested In Law Enforcement As A Career?
The Nahant Police Department is a modern, progressive, innovative department and committed to the Philosophy Of Community Policing.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement the following information is provided so that you may have a better understanding on how to become a Nahant Police Officer.

Reserve Officer: In order to be considered for appointment as a Reserve Police Officer you must have attended and graduated from a Municipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers. The ideal candidates will also posses E911 dispatcher training and First Responder or EMT certification and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The Nahant Police Department will consider hiring and sponsoring (depending on vacancy) an individual that meets criteria set forth. A candidate must be responsible for his/her own training academy expenses as well a sign a waiver of liability releasing the Town Of Nahant from any and all claims as a result of injury or accident related to academy attendance.

Full Time Officer: Must take and successfully pass a competitive examination. The examination is held once every three years and the passing candidates remain eligible for appointment during that period. The next exam will be held in the Spring of 2009. The ideal candidate for full time employment shall have completed a Municipal Police Training Committee Full Time Academy. Equivalent academies from other states will be considered if the Committee approves them. The ideal candidate shall also be E911 certified and EMT/D certified and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The candidate must furnish three references preferably from the law enforcement field and must undergo a comprehensive background check. Notice of examination date will be posted at www.nahantpolice.org as well as being published in the local newspapers.

Special Notice Concerning Telephone Solicitation:
The Nahant Police Department does not endorse or sponsor any telephone solicitations. Any organization purporting to be raising funds on our behalf or the behalf of any Police group should be considered with suspicion.

Please notify the Nahant Police Department or the Massachusetts Attorney General should you be solicited.  Residents are encouraged to submit their telephone numbers to the National Do Not Call List.  A link to this site may be found at www.nahantpolice.org.

Community Policing Initiatives: The AVL (Automatic Vehicle Locater) system has been installed.  The AVL system was obtained through a grant from EOPS (Executive Office Of Public Safety).  This will allow for real time tracking of our cruiser fleet and will be of great benefit to the dispatchers as well as increasing officer safety.  We are awaiting delivery of a highway signboard. This will allow for real time postings of emergencies and other public service information.  We have also added on board digital video recorders to our cruisers, providing enhanced officer safety.  We have been able to continue our summer time park and walk program, which provides us with additional personnel for traffic and parking enforcement.

Website: I would like to invite all residents to review our website. It contains a wealth of information that I believe is very interesting and always changing and being updated. Please inform us of any other information you would like to see posted there. While visiting please take a moment and submit your answers to our completely revised “Community Survey” for 2007. This may be done on line or printed and mailed, this is an anonymous submission and no personal information is collected.  We again are deeply indebted to, Robert Wilson at Collage Works for his outstanding work and design on our behalf. It should also be noted that Internet Access, e-Mail and our presence on Web are made possible in part by grant funding from EOPS. 

Racial Profiling Notice: If you believe that you were stopped by a Nahant Police Officer because of your race or gender, please report the incident by calling the Nahant Police Department at 781-581-1212 or by calling this toll free number: 1-866-6RACIAL (1-866-672-2425). For more information, visit the Executive Office Of Public Safety Racial And Gender Profiling Hotline page; http://www.state.ma.us/eops/hotline.htm


Incident Statistics:

 

Incident:

Number Of Incidents:

Total Incidents Handled
Total Offences

19,401
618

Arrests

148

Aggravated Assault

15

Intimidation of Witness

3

Juveniles Taken Into Custody

32

Juvenile Arrests

25

Forcible Rape

2

DWI

18

Burglary

17 

Larceny

44

Assult and Battery

14

Traffic Town By-Law Offenses

402

Protective Custodies

43

Disorderly Conduct

7

Parking Violations

802

 

 

Fines and Fees:

$ Totals:

Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines

$15,525.00

Alarm Fees

$175.00

Firearm Permits

$1,225.50

Insurance Request Reports

$120.00

Parking Waiver Fees

$990.00

Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties

$31,017.00

Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties

$10,014.00

Grants

$67,840.00

Miscellaneous Revenue

$1,214.75

In Conclusion: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board Of Selectmen and Town Administrator Mark Cullinan for their continued support; Town Accountant Deborah A. Waters, Treasurer Joni Bingham, Asst. Treasurer Kathy Famulari, Town Clerk Harriet Steeves, Administrative Assistants Sue Behen and Katie Costin in the Selectmen’s Office, The Advisory And Finance Committee and the entire Town Hall staff and all other Departments, Committees and Boards for their assistance during the past year.  Also DPW Supt. Ward for his assistance in maintaining our building and grounds through out the year.

I would like to thank our legislative delegation, Senator Thomas McGee & Representative Steven Walsh for their assistance with both legislative and fiscal matters.  They are to be commended for their tireless work for keeping EOPS (Executive Office Of Public Safety) funded as this is the source of many grant opportunities. 

Also to all members (full-time and reserve) of this department for their selfless dedication to duty.  The esprit de corps remains high despite the slanderous, unfounded, unsubstantiated and ill conceived remarks of a one time candidate for the Board Of Selectmen.

A special thank you to the Citizens of Nahant for your continued support and cooperation throughout the year.  I would strongly encourage any resident observing a crime or something out of the ordinary occurring to please contact the department immediately!

Respectfully Submitted,
William F. Waters, Chief

2006 Annual Report
I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2006.

PersonnelThe year had numerous changes of department personnel.  Sergeant Gallery retired after many years of faithful service to the Town.  I know all will join with me in wishing Tom many happy years of well-deserved retirement. 
Steven Shultz was appointed to the rank of Sergeant following a competitive examination.  Officer John Monaco was appointed to fill the vacancy of Officer Matt Furlong who transferred to the Lynn Police Department.  Officer Michael Kairevich III resigned for private sector employment.  Officer Matthew Dupont was appointed to replace Sgt. Gallery, but resigned after only six months to accept a position with the Boxford Police Department.  They were replaced by two able officers, Joseph Lyons and Timothy Furlong. We are happy to welcome aboard the three newest officers and are hopeful that they will make their careers in Nahant.

Training: We continue our in-service training at the Municipal Police Training Committee Academy at Reading.  Each officer receives one-week refresher training each year.  In addition our EMT-D officers are sent to courses every year and recertified every 2nd year.  Our Field Training Officers (Sgt. J. Paul Manley & Officer Michael D. Waters) are responsible for the mentoring and in house training for the new hires as well as the entire department. We continue to take advantage of training opportunities that are made available from time to time by the office of District Attorney Jon Blodgett.

Website: I would again invite all residents to review our website. It contains a wealth of information that I believe is very interesting and always changing and being updated. Please inform us of any other information you would like to see posted there. While visiting please take a moment and submit your answers to our completely revised “Community Survey” for 2006. This may be done on line or printed and mailed, this is an anonymous submission and no personal information is collected.  We again are deeply indebted to, Robert Wilson at Collage Works for his outstanding work and design on our behalf. It should also be noted that Internet Access, e-Mail and our presence on Web are made possible in part by grant funding from EOPS. 

Racial Profiling Notice: If you believe that you were stopped by a Nahant Police Officer because of your race or gender, you may report the incident by calling the Nahant Police Department at 781-581-1212 or by calling this toll free number: 1-866-6RACIAL (1-866-672-2425). For more information, visit the Executive Office Of Public Safety Racial And Gender Profiling Hotline page; http://www.state.ma.us/eops/hotline.htm

E911: Nahant was among the first communities in the Commonwealth to switch over to the new E911 operating system.  This equipment replaces the older system with a windows driven computer system with mapping software that graphically displays on a map the callers location and will eventually allow pinpointing of E911 cellular calls that are placed in Nahant to come directly to the Nahant PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point).  A present all cellular calls are directed to State Police in Framingham and this sometimes results in much confusion and delayed responses.  All personnel have been trained and are proficient in the new system.

Special Notice Concerning Telephone Solicitation:
The Nahant Police Department does not endorse or sponsor any telephone solicitations. Any organization purporting to be raising funds on our behalf or the behalf of any Police group should be considered with suspicion.

Please contact the Nahant Police Department or the Massachusetts Attorney General should you be solicited.

Building and Equipment
:
The building is in good condition with no major repairs or renovations planned. At this point in time we have greatly outgrown the building and no longer meets the minimum square footage required for a police facility.  We have used every available inch in the building and are in VERY cramped conditions. One caveat however, this building is well over 100 years old and was never designed as a police station. As first mentioned in 2002 thought should be given to a replacement structure to avoid the pitfalls of last minute crisis planning. You will continue to see the previous italicized sentence in every annual report I submit. Let’s not get caught short when the time arrives!   I will be submitting an article for the Annual Town Meeting in 2008 to form a study and advisory committee to look into “Police Department Building Needs”. 
As in the past we will be budgeting for a replacement cruiser in 2007. This will continue the cycle of timely vehicle replacement, allowing for much greater trade in value and keeping our officers in safe vehicles.  Over the last several years this has been proven to be most effective.

Interested In Law Enforcement As A Career?
The Nahant Police Department is a modern, progressive, innovative department and committed to the Philosophy Of Community Policing.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement the following information is provided so that you may have a better understanding on how to become a Nahant Police Officer.

Reserve Officer: In order to be considered for appointment as a Reserve Police Officer you must have attended and graduated from a Municipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers. The ideal candidates will also posses E911 dispatcher training and First Responder or EMT certification and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The Nahant Police Department will consider hiring and sponsoring (depending on vacancy) an individual that meets criteria set forth. A candidate must be responsible for his/her own training academy expenses as well a sign a waiver of liability releasing the Town Of Nahant from any and all claims as a result of injury or accident related to academy attendance.

Full Time Officer: Must take and successfully pass a competitive examination. The examination is held once every three years and the passing candidates remain eligible for appointment during that period. The next exam will be held in the Spring of 2009. The ideal candidate for full time employment shall have completed a Municipal Police Training Committee Full Time Academy. Equivalent academies from other states will be considered if the Committee approves them. The ideal candidate shall also be E911 certified and EMT/D certified and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The candidate must furnish three references preferably from the law enforcement field and must undergo a comprehensive background check. Notice of examination date will be posted at www.nahantpolice.org as well as being published in the local newspapers.


Incident Statistics:

 

Incident:

Number Of Incidents:

Total Incidents Handled
Total Offences

19,325
611

Arrests

145

Aggravated Assault

13

Intimidation of Witness

1

Juveniles Taken Into Custody

27

Juvenile Arrests

22

Forcible Rape

1

DWI

12

Burglary

13 

Larceny

41

DWI

20

Traffic Town By-Law Offenses

397

Protective Custodies

45

Disorderly Conduct

8

Parking Violations

795

There are numerous other violation categories. Any resident desiring detailed information can contact the records section, M-F 8AM-4PM.

Fines and Fees:

$ Totals:

Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines

$19,435.00

Alarm Fees

$175.00

Firearm Permits

$725.00

Insurance Request Reports

$950.00

Parking Waiver Fees

$630.00

Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties

$34,009.00

Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties

$11,005.00

Grants

$58,731.65

Miscellaneous Revenue

$1,141.00

Community Policing Initiatives: Thanks to continued, but reduced State Funding we have not had to eliminate any of our programs.  Some of these programs have been scaled back.
Park and Walk program, Are You Okay Program (which has also continues to be available to the Swampscott Police Department at no cost to that municipality), RAD courses run by Sergeant Stephen Shultz, which are always well received by the ladies that participate.  We would like to encourage any female in Nahant that hasn’t taken this course or would like a refresher to sign up and bring a friend. Nahant residency is NOT required.  This is a tremendous course in self-defense for the ladies.
As this is written we are waiting for the installation of the AVL (Automatic Vehicle Locater) system.  This should be up and running by this May.  The AVL system was obtained through a grant from EOPS (Executive Office Of Public Safety).  This will allow for real time tracking of our cruiser fleet and will be of great benefit to the dispatchers as well as increasing officer safety.

In Conclusion: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board Of Selectmen and Town Administrator Mark Cullinan for their continued support; Town Accountant Deborah A. Waters, Treasurer Joni Bingham, Asst. Treasurer Kathy Famulari, Town Clerk Harriet Steeves, Administrative Assistants Sue Behen and Katie Costin in the Selectmen’s Office, The Advisory And Finance Committee and the entire Town Hall staff and all other Departments, Committees and Boards for their assistance during the past year.

I would like to thank our legislative delegation, Senator Thomas McGee & Representative Steven Walsh for their assistance through out the year with both legislative and fiscal matters.

This year we lost longtime Reserve Officers, Arthur Collins, Dexter Shultz and Edmond Locke due to an adverse ruling of PERAC  (Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission) concerning maximum age.  I would like to express my heartfelt sense of loss and best wishes and a sincere thank you to each of them their many years of dedicated service to the Nahant Police Department.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to thank each and every member of this department for their loyalty and dedication to duty. A special thank you to you, the Citizens of Nahant for your continued support and cooperation throughout the year.

Respectfully Submitted,
William F. Waters, Chief

2005 Annual Report
I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2005.

The year 2005 was another extremely busy for this department. Calls for service continue to increase every year.

Personnel: Officer Matt Furlong resigned to take a position with the Lynn Police Department. Matt was a very competent, well-liked and able police officer. We all will miss him and wish him well in his new endeavor.

Training and Programs : We continue our in-service training at the Municipal Police Training Committee Academy at Reading. Each officer receives one-week refresher training each year. In addition our EMT-D officers are sent to courses every year and recertified every 2nd year. Our Field Training Officers ( Sgt. J. Paul Manley & Officer Michael D. Waters ) are responsible for the mentoring and training for the new hires as well as the entire department.

Grants: As stated in past years grant programs have been drastically cut back or in some cases eliminated. I have recently learned that the Legislature is considering a “Grant Formula” based upon some of the criteria the State uses to distribute Lottery Sales Revenue. This will indeed be bad news for Nahant as one of the factors this system uses is population while completely ignoring our unique geographical location with immediate proximity to Logan Airport flight patterns, the Boston Shipping Channels and other issues specific to Nahant.

Hopefully given that this budget is in draft form it will be changed! I will be in contact with our legislative delegation to express my displeasure and concerns on this proposal. That being said this year we again were very fortunate to receive a “ Community Policing Grant” from the Executive Office Of Public Safety in the amount of $61,750.00.

Website: I would again invite all residents to review our website. It contains a wealth of information that I believe is very interesting and always changing and being updated. While there please take a moment and submit your answers to our “Community Survey”. We again are deeply indebted to, Robert Wilson at Collage Works for his outstanding work and design on our behalf. It should also be noted that Internet Access, e-Mail and our presence on Web are made possible in part by grant funding from EOPS. The public is invited to look at our web site at www.nahantpolice.org and while there please take a moment to give your feed back by taking our “Community Survey”.

A new webpage has been added to assist those interested in a Law Enforcement Career with our department. As a public service the information is restated here;

Interested In Law Enforcement As A Career?

The Nahant Police Department is a modern, progressive, innovative department and committed to the Philosophy Of Community Policing. If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement the following information is provided so that you may have a better understanding on how to become a Nahant Police Officer.

Reserve Officer; In order to be considered for appointment as a Reserve Police Officer you must have attended and graduated from a Municipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers. The ideal candidates will also posses E911 dispatcher training and First Responder or EMT certification and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The Nahant Police Department will consider hiring and sponsoring (depending on vacancy) an individual that meets criteria set forth. A candidate must be responsible for his/her own training academy expenses as well a sign a waiver of liability releasing the Town Of Nahant from any and all claims as a result of injury or accident related to academy attendance.

Full Time Officer; Must take and successfully pass a competitive examination. The examination is held once every three years and the passing candidates remain eligible for appointment during that period. The next exam will be held in the Spring of 2006. The ideal candidate for full time employment shall have completed a Municipal Police Training Committee Full Time Academy. Equivalent academies from other states will be considered if they are approved by the Committee. The ideal candidate shall also be E911 certified and EMT/D certified and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The candidate must furnish three references preferably from the law enforcement field and must undergo a comprehensive background check. Notice of examination date will be posted at www.nahantpolice.org as well as being published in the local newspapers.

Building and Equipment: The building is in good condition with no major repairs or renovations planned. One caveat however, this building is well over 100 years old and was never designed as a police station. As mentioned last year thought should be given to a replacement structure to avoid the pitfalls of last minute crisis planning. You will continue to see the previous italicized sentence in every report I submit. Let’s not get caught short when the time arrives!
As in the past we will be asking for a replacement cruiser in 2006. This will continue the cycle of timely vehicle replacement, allowing for much greater trade in value and keeping our officers in safe vehicles.

Community Policing Initiatives:
Thanks to State Funding we have not had to cut any of our programs that were developed as a result of these funds being made available.

Park and Walk program, Are You Okay Program (which has also continues to be available to the Swampscott Police Department at no cost to that municipality), RAD courses run by Officer Stephen Shultz, which are always well received by the ladies that participate.

The “Neighborhood & Waterfront Crime Watch Programs” are beginning to generate interest after a low level of initial participation by the citizenry. I would strongly recommend that if you or neighborhood is interested contacting Crime Watch Officer Conti. Officer Conti is always available to your group or organization. I urge you to become more involved in YOUR community.

Sgt. Manley is developing two new initiatives for the upcoming year. One is the 55 Alive Program for persons over 55 years of age in which participants receive a reduction in their automobile insurance for successful completion. The other is a police explorer program for the younger people in Town. We hope for wide community participation.

Incident Statistics:  
Incident: # Of Incidents:
Total Offenses Committed 689
Arrests 206
Aggravated Assault 8
Intimidation of Witness 3
Juveniles Taken Into Custody 23
Juvenile Arrests 11
Forcible Rape 3
Burglary 25 
Larceny 41
DWI 20
Traffic Town By-Law Offenses 421
Protective Custodies 27
Disorderly Conduct 13
Parking Violations 914
Total Recorded Incidents 31,238

There are numerous other violation categories. Any resident desiring additional information can contact the records section, M-F 8AM-4PM.

Fines and Fees:  
Fines and Fees: $ Totals:
Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines $21,935.00
Alarm Fees $245.00
Firearm Permits $675.00
Insurance Request Reports $130.00
Parking Waiver Fees $870.00
Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties $35,979.00
Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties $12,205.00
Grants $61,750.00
Miscellaneous Revenue $1,216.60
Total Revenue Received $135,005.60

Special Notice Concerning Telephone Solicitation:
The Nahant Police Department does not endorse or sponsor any telephone solicitations. Any organization purporting to be raising funds on our behalf or the behalf of any Police group should be considered with suspicion.

Please contact the Nahant Police Department or the Massachusetts Attorney General should you be solicited.

Racial Profiling Notice: If you believe that you were stopped by a Nahant Police Officer because of your race or gender, you may report the incident by calling the Nahant Police Department at 781-581-1212 or by calling this toll free number: 1-866-6RACIAL (1-866-672-2425). For more information, visit the Executive Office Of Public Safety Racial And Gender Profiling Hotline page. http://www.state.ma.us/eops/hotline.htm

In Conclusion: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board Of Selectmen, the Town Administrator Mark Cullinan; Town Accountant Deborah Waters, Treasurer Joni Bingham, Town Clerk Harriet Steeves, Administrative Assistants Sue Behen and Katie Costin in the Selectmen’s Office and the entire Town Hall staff and all other Departments, Committees and Boards for their assistance during the past year.

I would like to thank our legislators, Senator McGee & Representative Walsh for their assistance through out the year with both legislative and fiscal matters.

Sincerely,
William F. Waters
Chief Of Polic
e

2004 Annual Report

I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2004.

The year 2004 was another extremely busy for this department. Calls for service continue to increase every year.

Personnel: This year Clerk/Dispatcher, Ellie Foley resigned after 14 years of loyal and faithful service to this department. We all wish her many sunny days enjoying Nahant’s Beautiful Beaches. Officer Peter Sherber resigned to join the State Police, we all wish him well in his new endeavor. Keith O’Brien a resident of Nahant was hired to replace officer Sherber. Officer O’Brien was hired from our established list. He was the top scorer in addition to being the most qualified. At the time of his appointment he was working full time for Tufts University Police Department. Officer O’Brien was Academy Trained and Certified, saving the Town a considerable sum in training expenses. I am very pleased to welcome him onboard. I know he will be a valuable asset to this department.

Training and Programs: This past year Officer Michael Waters attended and graduated from a forty hour “Child Seat Belt Technician Course”. Anyone desiring professional installation of a child motor vehicle seat is urged to contact the department for an appointment. Our full time officers receive annual training and recertification from the Municipal Police Training Committee at Reading. The past several years have seen the development of a more comprehensive training program for our Reserve Officers. Most of this training is done in house under the supervision our Field Training Officers, Sergeant Manley and Officer Waters. We are also fortunate to be able to retain our LETN (Law Enforcement Television Network) thanks to continued grant funding from the Executive Office Of Public Safety. As in the past our officers continue to be recertified EMT’s.

Grants: As stated in past years grant programs have been drastically cut back or in some cases eliminated. We again were very fortunate to receive a” Community Policing Grant” from the Executive Office Of Public Safety in the amount of $61,750.00. We also received a Bureau Justice Assistance/Department Of Justice vest grant of $3,345.00.

This year we also took delivery of a “state of the art” identification system known of AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System). This system allows for the immediate capturing and transmittal of finger prints and compares them with the Federal and State databases resulting in automatic hits of wanted individuals. This system has already resulted in the arrest of several fugitives from justice from other States and jurisdictions.

We were also pleased to obtain a new computerized system for quickly processing on line Firearm License To Carry and FID cards. This system allows for the electronic processing of data, photographs and fingerprints. Greatly speeding up the accuracy and time required for issuing permits.

We also received a $3,500.00 grant from the Commonwealth for an additional AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator). All police cruisers in addition to the station now have these life saving devices readily available.

The department also received $2190.21 in asset seizure forfeiture as a result of a joint effort on a criminal enterprise from the U.S. Department Of Justice.

If you look at the Police Department Reports over the last five years you will see that our philosophy of actively seeking out and applying for grants has paid handsome dividends. Although very time consuming and difficult to obtain and manage it has been well worth the effort. This department now possesses some of the finest and latest technological law enforcement equipment available and all at no cost to the taxpayers of Nahant.

We will continue to actively pursue any available outside funding sources.

Website: I would again invite all residents to review our website. It contains a wealth of information that I believe is very interesting and always changing and being updated. While there please take a moment and submit your answers to our “Community Survey”. We again are deeply indebted to, Robert Wilson at Collage Works for his outstanding work and design on our behalf. It should also be noted that Internet Access, e-Mail and our presence on Web are made possible in part by grant funding from EOPS.

A new webpage has been added to assist those interested in a Law Enforcement Career with our department. The same information will be found at the end of this report.

Building and Equipment: The building is in good condition with no major repairs or renovations planned. One caveat however, this building is well over 100 years old and was never designed as a police station. As mentioned last year thought should be given to a replacement structure to avoid the pitfalls of last minute crisis planning. You will continue to see the previous italicized sentence in every report I submit. Let’s not get caught short when the time arrives!

As in the past we will be asking for a replacement cruiser in 2005. This will continue the cycle of timely vehicle replacement, allowing for much greater trade in value and keeping our officers in safe vehicles.

Community Policing Initiatives:
Thanks to State Funding we have not had to cut any of our programs that were developed as a result of these funds being made available.

Park and Walk program, Are You Okay Program (which has also continues to be available to the Swampscott Police Department at no cost to that municipality), RAD courses run by Officer Stephen Shultz, which are always well received by the ladies that participate.

The “Neighborhood & Waterfront Crime Watch Programs” are beginning to generate interest after a low level of initial participation by the citizenry. I would strongly recommend that if you or neighborhood is interested contacting Crime Watch Officer Conti. Officer Conti is always available to your group or organization. I urge you to become more involved in YOUR community.

As this report is written I’m waiting for approval for State Funding to enable the department to purchase an “Incident Command Vehicle”. This vehicle will be four wheel drive and equipped with state of the art communications equipment and will be put to use in the event of a natural or man made disaster. This would allow for one vehicle to communicate with all Federal, State and Local Agencies in the event of crisis and serve as a mobile command post.

Incident Statistics:  
Incident: # Of Incidents:
Total Offenses Committed 877
Arrests 223
Aggravated Assault 11
Intimidation of Witness 3
Juveniles Taken Into Custody 36
Juvenile Arrests 18
Forcible Rape 1
Negligent Manslaughter 1
Burglary 16
Larceny 38
DWI 20
Traffic Town By-Law Offenses 610
Protective Custodies 31
Disorderly Conduct 11
Parking Violations 1,068
   
Total Recorded Incidents 18,842

There are numerous other violation categories. Any resident desiring additional information can contact the records section, M-F 8AM-4PM.

Fines and Fees:  
Fines and Fees: $ Totals:
Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines $16,627.50
Alarm Fees $425.00
Firearm Permits $1,075.00
Insurance Request Reports $176.00
Parking Waiver Fees $630.00
Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties $39,545.00
Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties $11,965.00
Grants $77,250.00
Miscellaneous Revenue $50.00
Total Revenue Received $147,743.00

Interested In Law Enforcement As A Career?

The Nahant Police Department is a modern, progressive, innovative department and committed to the Philosophy Of Community Policing.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement the following information is provided so that you may have a better understanding on how to become a Nahant Police Officer.

Reserve Officer; In order to be considered for appointment as a Reserve Police Officer you must have attended and graduated from a Municipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers. The ideal candidates will also posses E911 dispatcher training and First Responder or EMT certification and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. If you lack the M unicipal Police Training Committee Academy basic course for reserve police officers, the Nahant Police Department will consider sponsoring you to allow you to attend the academy. In order to be sponsored the candidate must be interviewed by the Chief, furnish three references and be able to pass a comprehensive background check. A sponsored candidate must be responsible for his/her own training academy expenses as well a sign a waiver of liability releasing the Town Of Nahant from any and all claims as a result of injury or accident related to academy attendance.

Full Time Officer; Must take and successfully pass a competitive examination. The examination is held once every three years and the passing candidates remain eligible for appointment during that period. The next exam will be held in the Spring of 2006. The ideal candidate for full time employment shall have completed a Municipal Police Training Committee Full Time Academy. Equivalent academies from other states will be considered if they are approved by the Committee . The ideal candidate shall also be E911 certified and EMT/D certified and hold a valid Massachusetts drivers license. The candidate must furnish three references preferably from the law enforcement field and must undergo a comprehensive background check. Notice of examination date will be posted at www.nahantpolice.org as well as being published in the local newspapers.

Special Notice Concerning Telephone Solicitation:
The Nahant Police Department does not endorse or sponsor any telephone solicitations. Any organization purporting to be raising funds on our behalf or the behalf of any Police group should be considered with suspicion.

Please contact the Nahant Police Department or the Massachusetts Attorney General should you be solicited.

Racial Profiling Notice: If you believe that you were stopped by a Nahant Police Officer because of your race or gender, you may report the incident by calling the Nahant Police Department at 781-581-1212 or by calling this toll free number: 1-866-6RACIAL (1-866-672-2425). For more information, visit the Executive Office Of Public Safety Racial And Gender Profiling Hotline page. http://www.state.ma.us/eops/hotline.htm

In Conclusion: I would again like to take this opportunity to thank the Board Of Selectmen, the Town Administrator Mark Cullinan; Town Accountant Deborah Cormier, Treasurer Nancy Locke, Town Clerk Harriet Steeves, Administrative Assistants Sue Behen and Katie Costin in the Selectmen’s Office and the entire Town Hall staff and all other Departments, Committees and Boards for their assistance during the past year.

I would like to thank our legislators, Senator McGee & Representative Walsh for their assistance through out the year with both legislative and fiscal matters.

Additionally I would like to thank all the personnel in this department for their unselfish dedication and loyalty to duty to the department and the town. Special thanks to Secretary/Clerk Roz Puleo for all the many duties she handles throughout the year.

Sincerely,
William F. Waters
Chief Of Police

2003 Annual Report
I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2003.

The year 2003 was extremely busy for this department calls for service and response increase dramatically over 2002.

Personnel: This year we had two patrolmen leave for private sector employment, Officer Paul S. English and Officer Kevin O'Brien. We all wish them well with their chosen fields of endeavor. Reserve Officer Matthew Furlong was appointed to fill the vacancy from the entrance exam list. We were most fortunate to have Mat come onboard. He is fully academy trained, EMT/D and 911 certified. Officer Furlong will make a fine addition to our department. I'm also very pleased to report Officer J. Paul Manley was promoted to sergeant form the promotional list. This appointment provides for supervision on various shifts that previously went without staff officers' supervision. Sergeant Manley has already demonstrated superior leadership skills.

Training and Programs : We continue to try to avail ourselves of various grants to receive specialized and updated training. This past year Sergeant Manley attended SRO (School Resource Officer) training this will complement his role as the department DARE Officer. Officer Stephen Shultz attended a RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) instructor course and has already conducted a very successful course for a group of ladies, which was very enthusiastically received by those who attended. Several more courses will be held each year. Please check our web site at www.nahantpolice.org for class dates and times.

I would also like to commend Officer Shultz for his fund raising efforts on behalf the RAD program. He has raised almost $2,000.00 dollars for this worthwhile endeavor. I would like to acknowledge a very generous donation from Wal-Mart in Lynn of $1,000.00 dollars for this purpose.

All officers receive annual recertification from the MPTC (Municipal Police Training Committee). We continue to make use of LETN (Law Enforcement Television Network) via satellite which is funded through the EOPS (Executive Office Of Public Safety) grant. In addition all officers receive annual EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training.

Grants: Grant programs have been drastically cut back or in some cases eliminated. The Governor's pledge of no new taxes along with the state's deficit has had disastrous implications as far as State Funding for “Community Policing Initiatives”. That being said we were fortunate to receive the following: a “Community Policing Grant” from EOPS of $61,750.00. A $9,800.00 grant was also obtained to replace our aging Breathalyzer with a state of the art unit. Also a grant of $7,000.00 was received from GHSB (Governor's Highway Safety Bureau) for equipment and four mobilizations for seat belt and OUI enforcement. A grant for $3,436.00 was obtained from BJA (Bureau Of Justice Assistance) for replacing certain bulletproof vests.

The "DARE Program" went unfunded again this year, we were however able to utilize a portion of our EOPS Grant to keep our program alive in the Nahant Johnson School as well as fund the SRO position. Without resumption of State funding the DARE program it will end in Nahant in 2005.

We will continue to strive for any and all grants that may become available. The grant writing and reporting requirements are very extensive, but do yield substantial dividends. Grant funding has made possible many initiatives, programs and equipment purchases that could not have been accomplished with out it.

Website: I would like to invite all residents to visit our website. It contains a wealth of information that I believe is very interesting. While there please take a moment and submit your answers to our “Community Survey”. We again are deeply indebted to, Robert Wilson of Collage Works for his outstanding work and design on our behalf. It should also be noted that Internet Access, E-Mail and our presence on Web are made possible in part by grant funding from EOPS.

Nahant 150th : As you all know this was the year of Nahant's 150th year of incorporation as a Town. The numerous and varied events of the past year kept the department extremely busy. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and commend all of the department personnel for their dedication to duty and the hard work on their part that allowed the Town Of Nahant and its residents and visitors to enjoy the many events that the committee planned, in a safe and enjoyable manor. We would also take this time to extend our thanks Skip Frary and all the members of the 150th Committee for their cooperation and assistance with all the many and various events, parade, fireworks, etc., etc.

Building and Equipment : The building is in good condition with no major repairs or renovations planned. One caveat however, this building is well over 100 years old and was never designed as a police station. As mentioned last year thought should be given to a replacement structure to avoid the pitfalls of last minute crisis planning. All of our equipment is in good condition thanks mainly to grants we have received over the past four years. We will be seeking replacement of one four-year-old cruiser in 2004 that has come to the end of its life as a useful, reliable and safe police cruiser.

Community Policing Initiatives:
Thanks to grant funding we were able to maintain the “Park & Walk Program” This program has been well received as it not only provides for additional patrols but puts the officers in direct contact with the general public and the local establishments. The “Neighborhood & Waterfront Crime Watch" Programs are beginning to generate interest after a low level of initial participation by the citizenry. We are anticipating the arrival of a state of the art fingerprinting system. This system known as AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) will enable us to take prints and immediately forward them to State and Federal agencies for submission and to check against their data bases. The AFIS system cost $36,000.00 and was funded by another EOPS grant.

As an anecdote to taking our “Community Policing Philosophy” even further, after the Town Of Swampscott tragically lost one of its elderly seniors last year we agreed to let the Swampscott Police Department piggy-back off of our “Are You Okay System”. This system was obtained by the Nahant Police Department on a previous EOPS grant. As a result of this in December they received an alert from us that one of their seniors had failed to answer the computer generated call.

Swampscott Police responded and found that the resident had fallen down the cellar stairs and had received a broken hip. There is little doubt the Nahant system saved a Swampscott resident's life. This is what I believe is the true spirit of Community Policing is about, not only reaching out to our community, but reaching out to other cities and towns to allow sharing of resources. This is more important now than ever due to shrinking resources. This department strongly urges all residents that may live alone or have health issues to become a member of this program. It's free and could save your life! For further information on this program please call 781-581-1212 and sign up today!

Incident Statistics:  
Incident: # Of Incidents:
Total Offenses Committed 834
Arrests 222
Juveniles Taken Into Custody 32
Juvenile Arrests 22
Neglient Manslaughter 1
Burglary 15
Larceny 38
DWI 19
Traffic Town By-Law Offenses 609
Protective Custodies 27
Disorderly Conduct 11
Parking Violations 1,130
   
Total Recorded Incidents 28,259

There are numerous other violation categories. Any resident desiring additional information can contact the records section, M-F 8AM-4PM.

Fines and Fees:  
Fines and Fees: $ Totals:
Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines $20,486.00
Alarm Fees $1,050.00
Firearm Permits $1,012.50
Insurance Request Reports $200.00
Exam Fees (Patrolman) $975.00
Parking Waiver Fees $960.00
Parking Ticket Revenue Fines and Penalties $44,920.00
Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties $28,135.00
Grants $81,986.00
Miscellaneous Revenue $1,107.00
Total Revenue Received $180,831.50

In Conclusion: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board Of Selectmen, the Town Administrator Mark Cullinan; Town Accountant Deborah Cormier, Treasurer Nancy Locke, Town Clerk Harriet Steeves and the entire Town Hall staff and all other departments, committees and boards that have interaction with the police department for their assistance during the past year.

I would like to thank Senator McGee and Representative Walsh for their assistance through out the year with both legislative and fiscal matters. Also appreciation and thanks go to John Mello DBA Nahant Dunken Donuts Café for his very generous donation of $2,000.00.

Additionally I would like to commend and thank all the personnel in this department for their unselfish dedication and loyalty to duty to the department and the town.

Last but certainly not least, thanks to you the private citizens of this town that have shown your support in many ways. The spirit of cooperation this department has received makes a tough job much easier.

Sincerely,
William F. Waters
Chief Of Police

2002 Annual Report

I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2002.

Personnel: This year we did loose one officer to the Lynn Police Department. However we were extremely fortunate to be able to obtain the services of Steven Shultz. Officer Shultz comes from a family of law enforcement professionals. He has previously worked for the N.Y.P.D. and a New Hampshire police department. Because of his past training and experience he qualified for a waiver from the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council. This saved the Town a considerable sum of money in training expenses. I know Officer Shultz will be a credit to this department.

Training: All officers have been requalified in firearms and shotgun use. In addition all officers have attended in service training held at the Reading Academy as well as in house training utilizing the LETN (Law Enforcement Television Network) system that was purchased (Grant) by a Grant in 2000. The annual funding of subscription services for this program has also been funded by Grants. Officers continue to be recertified as EMT's bi-annually through continuing education hours as well as refresher programs. Officers continue to receive specialized training form MPI (Mass Police Institute) as well as MCJTC (Mass Criminal Justice Training Council). Sgt. Dwyer attended and successfully completed a two-month "Police Supervision Course" sponsored by (MPI) Massachusetts Police Institute.

Grants: As predicted last year grant funding has either been completely eliminated, such as the DARE Program or greatly cut back. At this time I foresee very tough times ahead if the grant programs continue the present trend. The results of these grant cut backs will be devastating to our department, as we have relied so heavily upon this source of funding for technology enhancements to our operations. That having been said we did however manage to receive a "Community Policing Grant" of $61,750.00 from the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, (EOPS) Executive Office Of Public Safety. We were also able to obtain another (EOPS) grant in the amount of $15,500.00 from the "Weapons Of Mass Destruction Program". In addition we received a grant of $4,800.00 from the (GHSB) Governor's Highway Safety Bureau for enforcement and public education concerning seat belt use.

Building: Thanks again to the support of the Board Of Selectmen, Town Administrator Cullinan and Town Meeting Members, funding was made available to replace the failed roof on the Station. This building has gone under major improvements during the past three years. Both exterior and interior are now in fine condition. The cellblock and upstairs hallway were paneled. Thanks to a very generous donation from the Nahant Dunkin Donuts Café we were able to replace our tired flagpole with a new fiberglass 35' nautical pole. With annual routine maintenance we should be able to keep the building in a condition in which the Town and Officers can take pride. I would at this time like to speak to a twenty-year building replacement plan. We often hear the buzz word 5 year plan, however this project should be thought of now and put on the radar screen so the Town does not end up in a crisis mode when the time arrives. I believe that by the year 2023 a new building should be a reality. There are of course many issues to be addressed in this type of project, but now is the time to start giving thought to this project.

Website: Once again our sincere appreciation to Robert Wilson of Collage Works for his commitment to this project. This past year our site has been completely redone and is one of the finest, if not the finest police site in the Country. I would like to invite all to visit this site at www.nahantpolice.org. It contains a wealth of information with many searchable links. While there please take a moment to complete our "Community Survey Page" and rate our site. Your input is very important to our department.

Community Initiatives: This summer saw the implementation of our new "Park And Walk Program". This program is designed to put the officers in direct contact with our citizens by getting the officers out of the car, thus enabling them to have direct one on one dialog with the public. The program concentrates on the beach and recreation areas as well as direct contact with Nahant's merchants.

We also saw the start of a meaningful "Neighborhood Crime Watch" and "Waterfront Watch" program. I would encourage every resident of the Town to become involved. Our Crime Watch Officer, Armand Conti, holds monthly meetings for all citizens who want to help make Nahant a safer community in which to live. Officer Conti maybe contacted at 781-581-1212 or via our web pages at aconti@nahantploice.org

We have placed (AED's) Automatic External Defibrillators in all our cruisers as the police department is usually first on the scene there will be no delay in administering immediate care to someone in cardiac arrest.

This department also took delivery of a automatic speed trailer. This will be used in areas of high speeding incidents. You can expect to see this in many locations this upcoming Summer.

Main computer server was replaced and operating system updated from Windows NT to Windows 2000.

All cruisers are now equipped with (MDT's) mobile data terminals, which provide mobile data connection to the Station database as well as State and Federal interfaces.
These are just a few of the programs, equipment and initiatives made possible at no cost to the Town Of Nahant by Grant Funding.

Incident Statistics:  
Incident: # Of Incidents:
Arrests 188
Protective Custody 25
Aggravated Assault 22
Simple Assault 19
Arson 2
Burglary 32
Larceny 47
Drug/Narcotic Violations 31
Disorderly Conduct 57
DWI 26
Traffic Offenses 787
Parking Violations 1724
   
Total Recorded Incidents 14,691

There are numerous other categories of offenses, but space limitations prevent a complete listing. Any resident desiring additional information can contact the Records Section, M-F 8AM-4PM.

Fines and Fees:  
Fines and Fees: $ Totals:
Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines $12,835.00
Fire Arm Permits $1,062.50
Insurance Request Reports $95.00
Alarm System Fine/Fees $325.00
Parking Ticket Revenue $48,550.00
Misc. Revenue $48.55
Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties $5,535.00
Grants - State and Federal $91,350.00
   

In Conclusion: The past year has provided us with many new challenges and opportunities as we continue our many programs.

As this report is being prepared there are many fiscal unknowns that may have a devastating impact upon our day-to-day operations as well as negatively affecting our ability to obtain State and Federal Grants. Governor Swift has already deeply cut many State funded programs and no doubt Governor Romney will continue along the same path. This will not only adversely affect the Town but will severely impact the Police Department Operational Budget. With all different type scenarios on the horizon, I think it only prudent to mention the "O" (over-ride) word as one possible option to save essential Town Services, which have already been cut to the bone. As a taxpayer the prospect of raising my own property tax is not an appealing one, but one that does deserve careful thought and consideration, if we are to keep Nahant a desirable place to live and have your children grow up in!

My sincere thanks to the Board Of Selectmen and Town Administrator Mark Cullinan for their continued support. Appreciation also to the Members of the Fin-Com for their support and understanding when the roof repair estimate exceeded the appropriation do to the failed sheathing under the asphalt shingles.

Thanks and gratitude are in order also to, Town Accountant Debbie Cormier, Sue Behen and Paula Hatfield in the Selectmen's Office, Nancy Locke and Joni Bingham in the Treasurer's Office, Frank Cusack Chairman of the Insurance Committee, Public Works Supt. Robert Ward and his department for their assistance, Fire Chief Lee Fox and all the members of his department both full-time and call firefighters, Nancee Peters and the Beautification Committee for their hard work in keeping our grounds looking attractive and all those who have assisted this department in numerous ways through out the past year.

Last, but not least Ellie Foley and Roz Puleo in the station front office and the entire compliment of officers' both regular and reserve for their outstanding dedication to duty, loyalty and cooperation through out the past year.

Sincerely,
William F. Waters
Chief Of Police

2001 Annual Report

I herewith respectfully submit the Annual Report for the Nahant Police Department for the year ending December 31, 2001.

As you can see in the statistics section of this report the activity level and calls for service continue to rise each year.

Personnel: I am pleased to report there has been no turn over of personnel during the past two years. Officer Sherber graduated from the six-month training program held at the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Academy at Reading in September. This marks the first time in many years that we do not have a full-time officers awaiting academy training.

Training: All officers have been requalified in firearms and shotgun use. In addition all officers have attended in service training held at the Reading Academy as well as in house training utilizing the LETN (Law Enforcement Television Network) system that was purchased (Grant) last year. Officers continue to be recertified as EMT's bi-annually through continuing education hours as well as refresher programs. Officers continue to receive specialized training form MPI (Mass Police Institute) as well as MCJTC (Mass Criminal Justice Training Council).

Grants: Even in this time of available grants sources drying up our policy of pursuing grants is starting to pay off. This year we received a technology grant from COPS MORE 2001 in the amount of $75,000.00. This grant will enable the purchase of long overdue MDT's (mobile data computer terminals) for each cruiser. This will greatly improve officer safety on the street. This grant usually requires a 25% hard cash share of Town funds, we requested and received a waiver from the Department Of Justice from this requirement. We also received $9,400.00 for replacement of our aging bulletproof vests.

In addition we received $65,000.00 for the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, (EOPS) Executive Office Of Public Safety for our "Community Policing Program". It is the goal to use these funds to further promote the "Community Policing Philosophies and Concepts"; to investigate the possibility of Department Accreditation, development of a "Neighborhood Crime Watch Program", as well as a "Waterfront Crime Watch Program", implementation of a "Park And Walk Patrol Program" and also upgrade previously acquired technologies.

We also received a mini-grant of $500.00 for stepped up DWI patrols over the Christmas period. We are also working with several sources including the Office Of Sheriff Frank Cousins to pursue other grants for next year. The problem as previously stated is that funding is becoming harder to obtain due to budget cuts on the State and Federal Programs and also the lead-time between application and final acceptance is well over a year on some of these grants.

Building: Thanks to a favorable Town Meeting vote much need funds were voted for the rehabilitation of the station. All rot on the station has been removed and the building resided. New gutters, downspouts and windows have been installed. Blight on the neighborhood has been turned into a building we can all take pride in. I have requested funding in this years budget for the replacement of the roof. (Routine maintenance of the building and infrastructure along with timely vehicle replacement must remain a priority.) Once this is completed the building should continue to give many years of use with routine annual maintenance.

A new "emergency generator" which is capable of powering the entire building has been installed and a clean up of the deplorable and unsafe wiring system has been accomplished. A sincere thank you to the voters that supported the funding for these projects. I would also like to thank Roz Puleo for her efforts in rehabilitating the "American Eagle" which flies proudly over our front windows. Thanks also to Bob Cormier for his work in restoring what we believe to be the original "Police Station" sign that is below our front windows.

Radio System: The department's antiquated radio system has been completely replaced over the last two years, all at no expense to the taxpayer. Grant funding was used to purchase a communications console; four independent base stations for use with our BAPERN (Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network) system and all officers have had new portable radios assigned to them. As a result of a serious equipment problem associated with the new console, I was able to negotiate with the Motorla Corporation for 3 new mobile radios for the cruisers valued at over $7,500.00 at no cost to the Town. The new police communications system should give us at least twenty years of service with routine care.

9-11: As a result of the cowardly and despicable "Terrorist Attacks" on New York City, The Pentagon and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001 we received a "mutual aid" request from New York City. We sent a marked cruiser with Sgt. Dwyer and Officer Sherber to work at "Ground Zero". I am including a copy of the entire letter of appreciation that we received from, Roland Kandle, Director, NJCISM Team for the action of "our" officers.

 

November 16, 2001

Chief William F. Waters
Nahant PD
198 Nahant Rd.
Nahant, MA 01908

Dear Chief,

I would take this time to thank you for all the help your department has provided. Sending your personnel and vehicles has greatly helped more then we can ever explain. Our volunteers greatly appreciated the help getting from site to site at the Port Authority.

Without the help of your department and staff it would have made our job a great deal more difficult. What may seem as a small gesture to you meant the world to our team and those we are providing assistance to.

You can be proud of your officers. They did a wonderful job. They never questioned anything that was asked of them. At a time when there are no words to express our appreciation, thank you will have to do.

Sincerely,

S/ Roland Kandle, Director
NJCISM Team

 

I know that the entire Town and I can take pride in this letter and what our personnel did on scene.

Website: Our sincere thanks go to, Robert Wilson (Collage Works) for generously donating many hours of his time and expertise developing and maintaining our site. All residents are invited to visit this site at www.nahantpolice.org and to participate in our on line "Community Survey". Citizen comment is strongly encouraged by taking the time to complete this survey. I am happy to report that the overwhelming majority of responses have been highly favorable. This site is updated frequently and contains much useful information. We invite citizen input in what they would like to see this site contain.

Incident Statistics:  
Incident: # Of Incidents:
Arrests 127
Protective Custody 35
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 29
Simple Assault 13
Intimidation Of A Witness 11
Arson 1
Burglary 25
Larceny 52
Vandalism 36
Drug/Narcotic Violations 24
Disorderly Conduct 24
DWI 25
Traffic Offenses 1138
Parking Violations 1158
   
Total Recorded Incidents 15,332

There are numerous other categories of offenses, but space limitations prevent a complete listing.
Any resident desiring additional information can contact the Records Section, M-F 8AM-4PM.

Fines and Fees:  
Fines and Fees: $ Totals:
Town's Share of Motor Vehicle Citation Fines 10,402.50
Fire Arm Permits 412.50
Insurance Request Reports 225.00
Alarm System Fine/Fees 550.00
Parking Ticket Revenue 29,290.00
Lynn District Court Fines/Penalties 10,021.50
Grants - State and Federal 149,900.00
   
Total Revenue $200,801.50

In Conclusion: The past year has brought many improvements to all areas of this department's operation and physical plant, however many things remain to be accomplished to keep up to date and maintain our forward momentum.

My sincere thanks go to the Board Of Selectmen and Town Administrator Mark Cullinan for their continued support. Thanks and gratitude also to, Town Accountant Debbie Cormier, Sue Behen and Paula Hatfield in the Selectmen's Office, Nancy Locke and Joni Bingham in the Treasurer's Office, Frank Cusack Chairman of the Insurance Committee, Public Works Supt. Robert Ward and his department for their assistance, Nancee Peters and the Beautification Committee for their hard work in keeping our grounds looking attractive and all those who have assisted this department in numerous ways through out the past year.

Last, but not least Ellie Foley and Roz Puleo in the station front office and the entire compliment of officers' both regular and reserve for their outstanding dedication to duty, loyalty and cooperation through out the past year.

Sincerely,
William F. Waters
Chief Of Police

 
 
 

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