It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Newington Police Department web page. Our department is excited about the almost daily advances that are occurring in electronic technology and look forward to future enhancements.
The Newington Police Department is a relatively small service-provider agency with jurisdiction throughout the Town of Newington, New Hampshire. We serve a residential population of less than 1,000, but we are also responsible for a large commercial-industrial area and the related employees and consumers.
We are committed to providing superior services to all persons within our jurisdiction and strive, through continual training and education, to improve as much as we are able, consistent with the limitations placed upon a municipal agency.
I hope that you will view the other pages of our web site which will address the history of the department, the components which make up the Newington Police Department, and some of the activities in which we become involved. If this department can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact us via email, telephone, or through the U.S. mail.
COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations
March 20, 2020
All of us, including our families, should consider themselves as possibly exposed to COVID-19 and should therefore self-monitor for symptoms (see below) at least daily. Healthcare workers (including Fire and EMS) are at risk for unrecognized exposure within the community and at work, and therefore should self-monitor for symptoms at least twice daily. With sustained community exposures already occurring, quarantining asymptomatic persons to prevent exposure to others (called containment) is of little value because the likelihood is that you and everyone else have already been exposed during every day activities. The bug is out of the box.
Instead of quarantining to limit exposures between asymptomatic persons who are likely to already have been exposed, we need to isolate symptomatic people who are the most likely to spread disease.
For this reason, CDC and NYS DOH and Saratoga County Public Health now advise healthcare facilities to allow asymptomatic workers to continue to work even after exposure to a confirmed positive COVID-19 patient.
Asymptomatic healthcare workers can remain at work with twice daily symptom checks (see below). This recommendation applies even to high risk exposures defined as no PPE or PPE breach when in close contact to a positive patient during an aerosol generating procedure (CPR, intubation, nebulization). Note that some EMS agencies may choose to quarantine members after high risk exposures (see: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/hcp/guidance–risk–assesment–hcp.html).
If symptoms occur, members should not report to work or, if at work, immediately stop, notify their supervisor, self-isolate at home away from household members to whatever extent possible, and if symptoms are severe or worsening, telephone their healthcare provider. In contrast to those exposed who we no longer quarantine, those who are ill should be isolated for 2 reasons – once you have symptoms you are the most likely to spread disease to others and staying home with supportive flu-like care allows most people to recover. A COVID-19 test is not required because false negatives may occur and treatment would not be altered as long as symptoms are not severe or worsening.
Self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID19 illness include NEW onset (twice daily):
- Measured temperature (100.4F or greater). If a thermometer is not available, then a subjective feeling of febrile is acceptable and defined as “feeling hot compared to room temperature or your forehead feeling hot when touched by the back of your hand.”
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
- flu-like symptoms
Any one of the above symptoms not attributable to a previously recognized condition should trigger medical leave.
Remember, the new norm is:
- Social distancing; staying at least 6 feet away from others
- Wash hands frequently
- Decon surfaces with an EPA approved disinfectant (epa.gov/pesticideregistration/list–n–disinfectants–use–against–sars–cov–2). Specialized decon is not needed. If you are sick, stay home and if you are well, come to work because our County needs us more now than ever.
***CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION***
The Newington Police Department is committed to providing the best service we can to the public. In an effort to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus, the Department is taking steps aimed towards protecting our officers and the general public. We will be limiting face-to-face interactions when possible. Until further notice, we will not be taking walk-ins for applicant fingerprint services to the public. For records requests, please call (603) 431-5461 and arrangements will be made over the phone. For all non-emergencies we ask that you call the Department and ask to speak to an officer.
Public Safety continues to be our top priority. The Newington Police Department will continue to actively patrol the town and will respond to all crimes in progress and crimes against persons in the same manner. Our officers are encouraged to practice social distancing. This is out of an abundance of caution to keep our staff and the public safe. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!
*Please call the station if you have any additional questions.
For the most up-to-date information on Covid-19, please visit:
NH Department of Health & Human Services www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
World Health Organization
Retired Chief Stimson Recognized
On September 15, 2017 Retired Chief Stimson was recognized for his years of dedicated service to the Town of Newington, as the Town’s first appointed Chief of Police.
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The Mission of the Newington Police Department is:
“Commitment To Community”
The Mission of the Newington Police Department is to efficiently safeguard the lives and property of our citizens, to reduce the fear and incidence of crime, and to promote a safe environment through a police-citizen partnership. We will do so with mutual trust and integrity, while at all times holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. We undertake our duty with courage, serving as guardians to our community, Industrial area, Pease International Tradeport and the New Hampshire Air National Guard, without fear or favor.