The men and women of the Tilton Police Department work extremely hard to bring closure to your cases. Our Detectives work very hard to solve cases like the armed robbery of Tilton Kay Jewelers Store at Tanger Outlets in 2011, in which a robbery crew from Los Angeles California committed three violent armed robberies in New Hampshire over a 3-month period. The suspects were eventually charged and convicted of the Tilton Kay Jewelers armed robbery, Hannoush Jewelers armed robbery and the Northeast Credit Union armed robbery.

The Tilton Police Department were also proudly recognized by the New Hampshire Retail Merchants Association as the “ 2012 Law Enforcement Partners of the Year” and recognized and asked to be keynote speakers at the National Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail Annual Conference in Dallas. In 2014 the Tilton Police Department was recognized by the New England Organized Retail Crime Association in Worcester Massachusetts for agency and case of the year award. Through dedication and a partnership with New Hampshire retail merchants, we have been able to identify and arrest several multi-state organized retail crime groups who targeted New Hampshire. These groups included a nationwide counterfeit check and identity theft ring from Philadelphia and a east-coast based organized retail crime ring from Brooklyn New York who had been stealing toner ink cartridges from Staples, Target and Office Max for a couple years. In that case the suspects stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in office products from Maine to Florida before being caught in Tilton.

Each year we also continue our efforts with highway safety education and enforcement to reduce accidents and keep our roads safe. We partner in several highway safety initiatives throughout the year, which focus on the leading causes of accidents such as distracted driving and or operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

We also continue a constant effort towards reducing the level of illegal drug activity in the community. Through prevention, education, statewide partnerships, investigations and arrest we believe we are making a difference. We pride ourselves in being proactive and work very hard to reduce illegal drugs in our community. 

From 2015 to 2017 New Hampshire found itself in the middle of a huge Opioid Crisis and health emergency. Law Enforcement, state and local community leaders knew we would need to find new ways to prevent the next generation from being exposed to dangerous drugs.  In 2016 we were one of two agencies in the state to begin a pilot program in the Middle School with a new drug prevention program called LEAD ( Law Enforcement Against Drugs) which is a partnership between our Law Enforcement and the schools. Both Officers and Teacher get the same training and then present the material to students together. It is evidence based, age appropriate drug and anti-bullying prevention education which targets those critical years. We also incorporated something new called "Adopt-A-Cop" where a middle school class would adopt an Officer for the semester. Both LEAD and "Adopt-A-Cop" are ways in which we can help by being a positive role model for the students and better the relationship between students and Police Officers so that are more likely to make good choices. 

In 2017, we also began a new partnership with other agencies on the county to attack the drug trafficking in our area and work cases together rather than the "island approach".  Now we work under the county sheriff on larger cases which affect multiple communities or need additional resources. 

In November of 2017, we plan to expand our lobby and dispatch hours to 16 hours, 7 days per week which will greatly assist residents, businesses and victims of crime who come to the station after hours. It will also be an important tool to keep Officers both on the streets and in your neighborhoods.

Lastly, I am very proud of all of my staff for the incredible job they do each year and the accomplishments they have achieved.

We will always continue to work hard, providing the best possible police service to protect the community. Please feel free to stop in and meet with me about your neighborhood, any issues you might have or simply say hello.

Thank you again for all your support,

Chief Robert Cormier
Tilton Police Department