The Administrative Services Division includes those services necessary to support the operation of the other divisions in the department and assure quality control. Administration also handles requests for copies of police docmentation (Accident, Incident and Arrest Reports).
DISPATCH AND RECORDS
The Tilton Police Dispatch Center fields several thousand radio and phone calls per year. It is a very important function of our agency as they are responsible for your safety and the safety of the Officers on the street through our phone and radio systems.
Our Dispatchers go through extensive training to remain calm, sometimes handling callers who are under an extreme amount of stress. At the same time they have to manage high priority radio traffic in the field. They are also responsible for assisting Detective Division and managing the extremely confidential information generated by our computer systems.
Our Records staff has to maintain thousands of records, some of which have to be maintained for life and handle the large number of request that come in daily for copies of reports. The Adminstrative staff is also responsible for billing, payroll, updating personnel records and handling all the administrative office functions of the agency.
The Operations Division is responsible for ensuring the community has fast and efficient service from our Uniformed Officers. It also oversees all police equipment, fleet needs, training and professional standards.
OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT SERVICES COMMAND
Operations and Support Services are under the direction of Captain Ryan Martin who directs the day-to-day operations of the department to include the Administrative Employees.
The Patrol Division receives and responds to all calls for emergency services, conducts timely initial investigations and appropriate follow-up, prevents crime through pro-active, directed and non-directed patrols and prepares documentation on all calls for service and police reports. To request assistance from Patrol Operations for all non –emergency matters you can call 603-286-4442 or for emergency Dial 911
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
Officer William Patten
The Tilton Police Department is responsible for several schools within the Community. Winnisquam Regional High School and Winnisquam Regional Middle School have a combined student population of approximately 900 students and the staff, which work, in the schools. We also have a world renowned Private High School as well called the Tilton School, which draws students from around the world. The Tilton Police Department is dedicated to ensuring students in our community get a safe education while in Tilton. As part of that commitment we have a full-time Officer dedicated to the needs of the schools and students of Tilton. The SRO also works to help students develop a positive relationship with police and support the staff in the schools.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER
Realizing Police cannot solve crime without your help, each agency should have Officers dedicated to the day to day interaction with community members to help solve crimes, improve quality of life issues and support community events. The community relations officer oversees other Officers assigned to community relations, special events and he also heads up the Tilton Police Explorer Post for our agency.
Over the last two decades, Law Enforcement like all other businesses in the world has become totally dependent on technology and computers to run efficiently. From computerized reporting, mobile data terminals, state-wide and national databases and the need for statistical data and computer related or "cyber" crimes - police now need a computer specialist to function properly.
Support Services encompasses Detectives, Narcotics Investigations and Prosecution
DRUG TASK FORCE
Tilton Police Detectives also investigate Illegal Narcotic Sales in association with the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task Force. Our Detectives work closely with outside agencies, to include State and Federal agencies to solve some of the largest drug investigations in the state. For more information or to make an anonymous tip, contact Detectives-Narcotics at 603-286-8207 ext. 107.
Drug Investigations Narcotics/Intelligence Division investigates all violations of the Controlled Drug Act, 318-B:2 to 318-B:30, as outlined in the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated. The Detectives working Narcotics/Intelligence Division also investigate vice functions such as prostitution and gambling.
Prosecutor Christopher Paquette
The Office of the Prosecutor is responsible for case preparation, arraignments, answering motions for discovery and prosecuting the largest number of complaints of any agency in the Franklin Court System. The Tilton Police Department Prosecutor is Officer Christopher Paquette.
Frequently Used ContactsFranklin District Court (603) 934-3290Belknap County Superior Court (603) 524-3570Belknap County Attorney (603) 527-5440Belknap County Jail (603) 527-5480Probation & Parole (Laconia) (603) 528-9240N.H. Public Defender (603) 224-1236