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Press Release | Halloween 2020

Press Release
Halloween 2020

After great thought and consideration, we at the Litchfield Police Department firmly believe it is in the best interest of the community to proceed with Halloween. This year’s Halloween celebration will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 6pm until 8pm. That being said, we also need to ensure the residents of Litchfield are taking the necessary steps to keep our children and families safe from COVID-19. 

This years’ Halloween will be celebrated with some added recommendations to help make our community safer. We strongly urge parents to wear a mask or face covering and engage in social distancing while escorting their children from home to home. This means keeping your children together and avoiding other groups or people if at all possible. Additionally, we would recommend the wearing of masks for all with but one exception. Children wearing a mask as part of their costume, should not wear an additional mask. With children running around, we fear the additional mask could hinder their breathing.  

When your children are approaching a home, we recommend that only one child approach the home at a time, to help ensure social distancing. At the conclusion of your candy collecting, there are two methods to sanitize your children’s candy. Using hand sanitizer on the outer packaging of candy is an acceptable method of ensuring the candy sanitized. Another method would be to leave the candy for a seventy-two (72) hour period in a garage or other area away from the children. These added measures will help to make certain the  candy is free from COVID-19.

For those residents who will be handing out candy, we have a couple recommendations for you folks as well. If you choose to distribute candy, we ask that you keep a light on outside your home to notify trick or treaters that you’re handing out candy. If you choose not to hand out candy we ask you turn your lights off for the two hour period. When distributing candy, we ask that residents place prepackaged bags of candy on a table in their driveway or yard. Please do not personally hand out candy to the trick or treaters, and please do not hand out personally made edible items. We ask that you maintain social distancing while handing out candy this Halloween as well as wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer frequently. 

Everyone please do your part to ensure the safety of our community. We hope everyone has a safe and spooktacular halloween this year. I know our Officers will be out and about on October 31st hoping to see some super spooky costumes!!!!!

THANK YOU LITCHFIELD!

Last night, the Litchfield Police Association accepted beautiful support and appreciation bags from the community.  Police Association President, Rachael Lang and several other members were on hand to receive these bags of kindness.  Words could not express our gratitude and how humbled we feel for all of your thoughtfulness.  Thank you community members for your support!  We would also like to extend a huge THANK YOU to, Laura Gandi for organizing this support and appreciation action for our police association members.  We are all so proud and honored to serve as members of, “TEAM LITCHFIELD!”

The Litchfield Police Association

Manchester PD Charity Run “FOOTRACE FOR THE FALLEN”

Special Thanks to Rachael Lang, Meredith Mitchell, Abbigail Paquette, Sarah Guyer, Jeanne Jones and little Jaime Jones. All volunteered to run and raise money for Manchester Police Department’s PAL Program. The team completed the 5K in 34.34 minutes.

Left to right: Rachael Lang- LPD, Meredith Mitchell, Abbigail Paquette, Sarah Guyer- team captain and holding Jaime Jones, Jeanne Jones. 

LPD Breast Cancer Support

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this year the Litchfield Police Department is proud to show our support to anyone who has had their lives affected by breast cancer. 

***We honor all those who have lost the battle, we salute all those who have survived, and we stand with all those who are fighting!***

Officers will be seen wearing a newly designed pink badge. Along with this change you may also see officers showcasing beards. Officers of the department have signed on with the JustGiving charity and the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County in an exciting fundraiser and opportunity to help raise awareness for child victims and their families. 

***Please consider visiting the links below and helping in anyway you can***

Just Giving – Team Litchfield
The Breast Cancer Site
Breast Cancer Justice

LPD Seeking Candidates for a Full-Time Police Officer

LITCHFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE OFFICER -FULL TIME

SIGN ON BONUS
$5,000 for Certified Officers*

SALARY and Benefits: Ranges from $25.18 per hour to $35.20 per hour, depending on experience. Nine paid holidays, Medical, Dental and Life insurance as well as accrual of earned time. Full uniform and equipment provided by the department with annual clothing allowance.

The Litchfield Police Department  mission is to remain diligently prepared, always demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, and to embrace community policing practices as we honorably serve the citizens of Litchfield.         We are currently seeking to fill the position of certified full time Police Officer. We are seeking career and community oriented individuals who desire to be part of a professional and progressive department. Applicants should embrace and embody the qualities highlighted in our mission statement. New Hampshire full time certified Police Officers are preferred, however all are encouraged to apply. A test date will follow if necessary.

*Bonus contingent upon successful completion of the hiring process

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Create and maintain a feeling of safety and security within the community.
  • Facilitate safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic as well as enforcement of traffic laws.
  • Promote and preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and family quarrels.
  • Investigate crimes against persons and property.
  • Provide any required services on an emergency basis.
  • Accurately record information concerning activity and events handled during the tour of duty, including the securing, recording, and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into the Department.
  • Maintain weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition at all times.
  • Respond promptly to all calls and assignments.
  • Serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other official papers promptly and accurately when so directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must be able to meet the minimum qualifications for certification as set forth by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council. Applicants who are NH Certified Police Officers are preferred. Applicants must be knowledgeable in the techniques and practices of law enforcement and have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, related to the regular practice of law enforcement. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, understand and follow administrative direction, and work effectively with superiors, other Town employees and the general public. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of hire, possess a valid driver’s license. They must also have a high school diploma or equivalent. All applicants must be able to pass a written exam, oral board, background as well as physical and psychological examination.  

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

A Litchfield Police Department specific application may be obtained in person at the Police Department or click here for an online application and need to be submitted to:

Litchfield Police Department
2 Liberty Way
Litchfield, New Hampshire 03052

The positions will remain open until a satisfactory list is compiled or the positions are filled. For further questions or information contact Captain Thomas Scotti at 603-424-4047.

Written exam and PT test will occur on October 10, 2020 at the Campbell High School. The dress code for exam and PT test is PT gear.

EOE
April 2014