FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I, or someone I know has a substance abuse problem. Where can we find help?
Please click on the treatment locator icon or go to: http://nhtreatment.org
More information is available from the Community Partnership Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resource Guide.
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
Requests must be made in writing either by request forms obtained at the Haverhill Police Department, on the forms section of this site or by letter from an individual or insurance Co. The fee schedule is as follows:
Accident reports: See NH DMV
Incident reports: $15.00 first report, $30.00 additional reports, no charge for victim of a crime
Photos :$2.00 per photo
Copy of tapes/CD's: $25.00
Incident reports are individually reviewed for release. Incident report information that constitutes an unwarranted invasion of privacy, contains juvenile information, or an incident under investigation cannot be released. Redacted copies may be released in certain cases. Any questions pertaining to the release can be answered by our office staff. Substantial requests may require advanced payment. Each request will be processed as soon as possible. If additional information is required or the investigation is not complete your wait time for your request may take two weeks or more.
What are the NH car seat laws?
For this, and frequently asked motor vehicle law questions, please click here.
Is there school today?
This question is called into our agency frequently when it snows. SAU 23 makes all school cancellation decisions.
Information can be found on local radio stations, contact SAU 23, or check WMUR Channel 9 news.
Why does it take so long for an Officer to show up after I call?
All calls are important to us and we will respond as soon as possible.
Often there are multiple calls for service which outnumber Officers available to handle those calls. All calls for service will be prioritized by the Grafton County dispatcher and the officer on duty.
For example, a domestic violence complaint will take priority over a speeding vehicle complaint.
What can be done if I am the victim of Domestic Abuse?
Whether this is the first such incident or there is a pattern of abuse you need to know that there is assistance available to you. The Haverhill Police Department works with victims of domestic violence to end violence. Arrests may be made and protection offered to victims. If you are the victim, you may be entitled to apply for an emergency order of protection from the Court; this may be obtained at any hour of the day or night. If an incident has occurred while the Haverhill Family Court is closed an officer has the ability to request an emergency order of temporary protection after hours. If the Haverhill Family Court is open, you may request a protection order directly at the Court. Also depending on the situation an arrest may be made and additional orders of protection may be provided in the bail conditions of the arrestee. Typically bail orders do not allow offenders to have any contact with the victim or victim's family.
There are also other agencies that offer assistance by providing support groups, court advocacy, counseling, emergency shelter and other referrals such as The Support Center for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Can a child be emancipated as an adult in NH?
Updated January 1, 2016
No. There is no emancipation law in the state of New Hampshire. The age of minority for criminal offenses is 18, meaning anyone 18 and older may be charged as an adult for criminal offenses. For child services, the age remains at 18. A child can only go to adult court if he/she commits a motor vehicle or aeronautical violation once they reach the age of 16, or that they commit a tobacco related offense after the age of 12.
Juveniles may be "certified" as adults through the court system, but only after certain criteria directly related to a particular criminal offense or offenses have been met. In other words, parents or guardians cannot say that they want their child to become emancipated because they can no longer control them or want nothing further to do with them.
How and or when can I have my fingerprints taken?
The Haverhill Police Department will fingerprint you should you or your employment require it. Fingerprinting is done at the Police Department on MONDAYS from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Due to lack of sufficient staffing, persons wanting finger printing should call the Haverhill Police Department at 603-787-2222 call before you come as the duty officer may have been dispatched to a priority call for service.
How do I obtain a pistol permit?
Applications for pistol permits may be obtained at the Haverhill Police Department or from the State of New Hampshire. Among other requirements, applicants must not be a felon and or have been convicted of a Domestic Violence related offense. There is a $10.00 fee and once approved, the permit is good for four (4) years.
Where do I go to pay my parking ticket or Town Ordinance violation?
All parking tickets and Town ordinance violations may be paid at or sent to the Haverhill Select board Office, 2975 Dartmouth College Hwy, North Haverhill, N.H. 03774. A receipt will be issued for your records indicating that the ticket/violation has been paid.
What type of activity should be reported to the police, and when can it be reported?
Citizens are encouraged to report incidents as they occur. Occasionally a resident will make a report hours or days after the event because it is late in the evening or during a weekend. The Haverhill Police Department is at your service 24 hours a day. We can be reached at 603-787-2222. Our dispatch number is 603-787-2111 extension 0, our tip line is firstname.lastname@example.org and our website is haverhillnhpolice.com. Our normal business office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The Haverhill Police Department relies on citizens to report suspicious activity. In today's society where criminals are highly mobile and criminal acts are spread to all corners of our community, the patrol force simply cannot be in all places at all times.
When you contact us, the communications specialist at Grafton County Dispatch Center or Haverhill Police Department office personnel will ask questions to determine the nature of the call. Officer follow up investigations may be made easier if the reporting party is known, however, there is no obligation to provide your name. If you provide your name, efforts will be made to keep it confidential upon your request. The Haverhill Police Department would rather have an officer respond to find that there is nothing of concern rather than miss the opportunity to prevent or stop a crime.
Public safety is everyone’s concern. All citizens, whether traveling through or living in the community, are the eyes and ears of this Department. Your role is an important one. Please continue to keep your community safe by reporting suspicious activity and crime as you witness it.
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