NEWINGTON POLICE COMMISSION
There was a meeting of the Newington Police Commissioners on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the police department.
PRESENT: Commissioner Kenneth Latchaw, Commissioner F. Jackson Hoyt, Commissioner Steve Prefontaine, Chief Michael Bilodeau, Patrol Sergeant Michael Sullivan, and Administrative Assistant Diana St. Laurent.
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Prefontaine called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
On a MOTION by Commissioner Hoyt and seconded by Commissioner Latchaw, the Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the minutes from the April 3, 2017 meeting as written.
There were no other minutes.
POLICE COMMISSIONER INFORMATION
A. Staff Update – The Chief told the Commissioners that Officer Andrew Wood is attending the NH Police Standards & Training Council Academy in Concord. The Chief said that Officer Gordon got back to the States a few days ago and he will be on 28 days of earned leave from the military. He is still under active orders but is expected to be back to the department by June 1, 2017.
B. Other Police Commission Business –
1. Purchase Order Review – The Commissioners reviewed and signed the purchase order file.
2. Walmart Grant – The Chief told the Commissioners that the police department has been given a $1,000 grant from Walmart. The Chief said he is in the process of finishing the grant paperwork. The Chief said that the money will be used to update the crime scene equipment, fingerprint gear, casting for footprints and whatever else needs updating. Any money left over will be used for equipment for the cruisers.
3. Donation – The Chief told the Commissioners that town resident, Russell Jepperson, donated $2,500 to the police department. The Chief said he would like the money to be put towards the cost of the new ballistic vests. The Chief said that he will do a letter, for the Commissioners to sign, thanking Mr. Jepperson for his donation.
Commissioner Latchaw asked the Chief if the vests have been ordered and the Chief told him that have been.
Sgt. Sullivan told the Commissioners that patrol is running smoothly; the officers are busy doing motor vehicle work; Officers Smart and Appelbaum are getting involved in the drug work; later this month, Officer Appelbaum will be attending horizontal gaze and nystagmus training and Officer Smart will be attending expandable baton training.
A. No new business.
B. Non-Public Session RSA 91-A:3 II(c) Personnel Matter
On a MOTION by Commissioner Hoyt and seconded by Commissioner Latchaw, on a roll-call vote, the Commissioners went into non-public session at 4:32 p.m.
On a MOTION by Commissioner Hoyt and seconded by Commissioner Latchaw, on a roll-call vote, the Commissioners came out of non-public session at 5:02 p.m.
On a MOTION by Commissioner Prefontaine and seconded by Commissioner Hoyt, on a roll-call vote, the Commissioners voted to seal the non-public minutes indefinitely.
There were no other decisions or motions made during non-public session.
NEXT MEETING DATE/TIME/LOCATION
The next meeting of the Newington Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the police department.
On a MOTION by Commissioner Hoyt and seconded by Commissioner Prefontaine, the Commissioners voted unanimously to adjourn at 5:05 p.m.
For Kenneth Latchaw, Secretary by Diana St. Laurent