Police Department Divisions

Communications

The Raymond Emergency Communications Dispatch Center was established in April of 1974 – a central location for radio and telephone communications for the town’s emergency services personnel where you could call to report your emergency, request assistance or information twenty-four hours a day. It continues today… as the Communications Center for the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Public Works and other town departments as an integral part of the town’s operating organizations handling emergency and informational requests for service. We also serve the Town of Fremont’s Fire Department and Rescue Service.

Our dispatchers are well trained professional communication specialists performing highly responsible work in receiving and transmitting information of an emergency and routine nature. They provide the vital first link between citizens and the town’s resources. Our staff consists of six full time and one part time dispatcher, covering shifts on a twenty-four hour basis. High activity requires a minimum of two dispatchers on duty for the day and evening shifts, with one on for the midnight shift.

 

The dispatchers play a vital role in communications between the units on the road and the public. When you call, some of the questions that the dispatcher may need to ask normally are: your name, address, phone number, what happened, is anyone hurt, any weapons involved, description on suspects or vehicles. The information you provide will assist the units response in finding the location or apprehending suspects, or even saving a life.

 

When you call 911 in New Hampshire, the call is answered by the Bureau of Emergency Communications in Concord, where the call is routed to the appropriate dispatch center. If the call is of a medical nature, the 911 operator will remain on the line and give instructions to assist with your emergency.

Animal Control

There's a person in our community who works to protect stray, injured, abused, and unwanted animals. This person also helps the public deal with problems caused by animals.

 

Animal care and control professionals now perform a variety of services that help animals as well as people: rescuing injured animals, controlling stray and potentially dangerous animals roaming at large. We also work with the social services, and the law enforcement to protect all members of the family, both two-legged and four-legged.

Help Provide for Your Pet's Safety

Keep a collar and ID tags on your pet when outside and ensure that your pet is supervised or safely confined when you are not home. Spay or neuter your pet and keep him or her current on all necessary vaccinations, especially the vaccination for rabies.

 

Vaccination against rabies is required (RSA 436:100) for dogs, cats and ferrets. Rabies vaccination must be administered by a licensed veterinarian at the age of three (3) months. Revaccination is yearly of every third year. Save the Certificate!

 

Licensing

Licensing of all dogs over four (4) months of age is required each year by April 30 (RSA 466:1). To obtain a license the owner must present a current rabies certificate from a licensed veterinarian and pay the required fee.
$6.50--- spayed/neutered (must show proof)
$9.00--- not spayed/neutered$20.00-5 or more dogs
$2.00-1 dog owned by senior citizen

Licenses can be purchased at the Town Hall.

 

A quick call to the town hall (895-4735) will keep us up to date on your pet's status. We get notified of unregistered dogs, and most of them have moved on, so help us to keep up to date on the correct status of your pet.

Tags, which are required to be worn by all dogs, indicate that the dog is licensed and has been vaccinated. In addition, tags identify the dog's owner incase the pet becomes lost, injured, impounded, or bites a human or another animal.

 

Restraint

All dogs must be kept under restraint at all times. "Restraint" is defined as under the direct control of the owner or responsible person by leash or confined in a secured fenced area on the owner's property.

It is a violation of RSA 466:31 (a), for a dog to be unrestrained, and can result in impoundment of the dog and fines issued to the owner.

 

Reporting Bites

In the event any animal bites or scratches any person such facts should be reported immediately to the Animal Control Officer or to the Police Department if Animal Control is not available, within 24 hours of the incident at (603) 895-4747

Prosecution

Attorney Lonnie McCaffrey of the Raymond Police Department serves as the prosecutor in the District and Family Courts that serve our district. If you need to contact the Raymond Police Department's
Prosecutor you may do so at the following:

 

Attorney Lonnie McCaffrey
603-895-0913 / 895-4747

 

Safety Complex
#1 Scribner Road
Raymond, NH 03077

 

Information for Witnesses Subpoenaed to Court

SUBPOENAS

The Raymond Police Department subpoenas virtually all civilian witnesses in criminal cases. This subpoena places you, the witness, under an obligation to appear on the date and time indicated for the hearing and to stay until the trial is completed or you are excused. Once sworn to testify, a witness has a duty to answer all questions truthfully. Failure to appear in answer to a subpoena may result in charges. To avoid any problems, scheduling conflicts should be reported to the Prosecutor's Office at the earliest opportunity.

 

SCHEDULING

Dates and times of trials are set by the Clerk of Court's office at the Candia District Court. Once the Clerk's office sets a trial date, subpoenas are issued by the Raymond Police Department. We encourage you to appear at Court at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of trial. On arrival, report to the Clerk's office and sign in. You should then meet with the Prosecutor to review any statements you have given to the police and have any questions answered.

There are times when a case does not proceed to trial at the time listed on the subpoena. The delay is often a result of an earlier scheduled trial taking more time than was anticipated. This is a matter over which the Police Department has no control. Generally, delays will not last too long without the Court making some accommodations.

At the time of trial, the State is required to have all its witnesses appear in order to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. Although all the witnesses may appear at the time of trail and a Judge is prepared to hear the matter, the accused may plead guilty, bringing an abrupt end to the proceedings. A defendant need not give any advance warning of the intention to plead guilty. In such a case, the witnesses will be dismissed after the Judge accepts the guilty plea.

If the Police Department is aware of any change of pleas in advance of the trial, every effort will be made to inform you by phone that your appearance in Court is no longer necessary. It may appear to some witnesses that if they do not testify, they have wasted their time going to Court. However, many defendants would not plead guilty unless the witnesses were present to testify. Then, the witness will have played a vital role in the administration of justice simply by being present. Without your assistance, the crime might not have been solved, or if solved, the resulting charge might have been dismissed just because you were not present in Court ready to testify.

 

JUVENILE HEARING

By state law, juvenile proceedings are not open to the public. Witnesses in juvenile cases are cautioned that it is a criminal offense to publish the names or addresses of juveniles in juvenile proceedings.

 

SEQUESTRATION

It is not uncommon for the Defense or Prosecution to request that the Judge make an order of sequestration for the witnesses. Sequestration means that witnesses may only be in the courtroom when they are testifying. Such motions are routinely granted by the Court so the testimony of one witness will not be influenced by that on another.

 

SUPERIOR COURT APPEARANCES

There are instances when a Raymond case may be referred to the Rockingham County Superior Court. This may occur when the court decides that the offense is a felony. In these instances, witnesses may have to testify in the Superior Court as well as before the Rockingham County Grand Jury. The County Attorney conducts the prosecution of all criminal cases in the Superior Court and coordinates the scheduling of all hearings.

 

WITNESS FEES

Witnesses who are subpoenaed to appear in Court, be it District or Superior, are allowed a witness fee for each day or part of a day they are in attendance. The State also pays a mileage fee per mile, round trip, to the Courthouse. You must be excused by the Prosecutor before being eligible to collect the fee. Once excused, you will report to the Clerk of Courts' office to complete all required paperwork. Any questions about fees or mileage should be addressed to:

 

NH CIRCUIT COURT
10th Circuit – District Division – Candia
110 Raymond Rd.
Candia, NH 03034
 

Circuit Clerk : Robin Pinelle
Deputy Clerk: Maureen Murphy
Phone : 1-855-212-1234
Hours : Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Rockingham Superior Court
Rockingham County Courthouse
10 Route 125
Brentwood, NH


* Mailing Address is : P.O. Box 1258, Kingston, NH 03848-1258


Clerk : Maureen O'Neil
Phone : (603) 642-4249
Hours : Monday- Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Raymond Police Department's adult criminal cases are scheduled for arraignments and trials on Mondays. Juvenile hearings are scheduled for Tuesdays. Sometimes it is necessary to schedule cases at other times. Hearings vary in length from fifteen minutes to several hours. Superior Court Grand Jury and trials are scheduled throughout the week.

Many times citizens witness a crime and expect to be subpoenaed or are subpoenaed but their appearance is canceled. This may result from a negotiated plea of guilty being entered by the defendant, therefore, no trial takes place.

Expect a delay of four to eight weeks between the defendant's plea of not guilty and the date scheduled for trial. Priority is given to those cases where the person is in jail. In these instances, the delay between arraignment and trial is usually three weeks. If you need further information, contact the Raymond Police Department Prosecutor at (603) 895-0913 and explain that you are a State's witness in need of assistance.

Speed Trailer

The Raymond Police Department currently utilizes a speed survey trailer to assist with speed enforcement and awareness. The trailer is placed at designated locations throughout the town. These locations are generally determined based on requests for speed enforcement and other motor vehicle related complaints.

Statistical data regarding time of day, number of vehicles, and vehicle speeds is captured. Questions regarding the speed survey trailers or speed enforcement may be directed to msmith@raymondnh.gov.

Use of the survey trailer is suspended during the inclement weather or when the snowbanks make it impossible for safe and proper placement.

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