Nothing could stop the pure excitement of the DPS Kickball Team. They
faced their first and only opponent today on the hardwood of the
Recreation Department Gym. The competition was fierce as the WVES
students broke-out an early lead.
DPS fought back with sheer willpower and skillful pitching in the next few
rounds. “They started to wear us down in the later rounds.” Chief Noyes
said. “We fought a good fight.” The elementary students were obviously
more adept to kickball. This game really showed
that the little red kickball was no match for the
“We look forward to facing them again next year.”
said Chief Noyes. “We’ll be ready for them.” You
can check out the pics from this event at our
The FBI and the Waterville Valley Police are investigating reports of
alleged misappropriation of funds by Stone Property Management.
The Waterville Valley Police are working with Federal Agencies in this
investigation. All accounting documents of Stone Property
Management have been obtained by the police, for further review.
WVPD is currently working with affected condominium associations.
Any concerned individual home owners affected by this investigation are
encouraged to contact the Waterville Valley Police.
Please visit the STONE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page for
In an effort to constantly improve our services, the Department of Public
Safety has launched this new website! We hope to provide he latest
information and commonly requested documents and forms.
Let us know what you think!
October, 2012: Stone Property Management Investigated for Misappropriation of Association Funds
Hey! We have a new Website and we are now on Facebook!
Active Shooter Training with the CNHSOU at the WV Elementary School/Recreation Department
Dial 911 for EMERGENCY
Waterville Valley, NH Department of Public Safety
14 TAC Lane / P.O. Box 500
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215
Dispatch: 603-236-4732 or Duty Cell Phone: 603-254-6708
WVDPS Welcome’s Their Newest CAPTAIN! John Katsirebas Takes Promotion.
Newly promoted Captain John Katsirebas
gets pinned by his wife Deborah.
The Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety is pleased to
announce that Sergeant John “Kats” Katsirebas has been
promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Katsirebas is a 15 year
veteran of police work. He came to Waterville Valley from the
Loudon Police Department in 2004. John is a US Marine Corps
Veteran and served during Desert Shield.
Since 2004, John has been the first line patrol supervisor and
prosecutor. In 2010, John graduated from the Massachusetts
School of Law, earning his law degree and passing both the Bar
in MA and NH.
“John’s skills and his abilities on the road and in the
courtroom have consistently improved the
professionalism of the department. We are very proud
of his achievements.” said Chief David Noyes.
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Department of Public Safety
WVDPS vs WVES Student Body...KICKBALL GAME!
6th Annual Citizen Public Safety Academy Recap
We just finished the 6th Annual Citizen Public Safety Academy! Check out the
Citizen Academy Page to get the full scoop. Check out our facebook page to see all
the pics from this year.
Waterville Valley DPS Hosts 2nd Coffee with a Cop Event
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss
community issues and drink coffee.
WATERVILLE VALLEY—On Monday, September 16, officers from the Waterville Valley
Department of Public Safety, the U.S. Forest Service and community members came together at
the Waterville Valley Golf Course in an informal way, to discuss community issues, build
relationships, and drink coffee.
The event was graciously hosted by the Waterville Valley Golf Club. “We were happy to see a good
turn-out at our second event.
Diron Thompkins is the new U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer for the Pemi-District
of the National Forest. This was the first opportunity that many residents had to meet him and
welcome him to his new area.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and
learn more about the department’s work in Waterville Valley. The majority of contacts public
safety has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations
are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community. Coffee
with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or
simply get to know our officers,” said Chief David Noyes. “These interactions are the foundation
of community partnerships. We were even able to sign a couple of residents up for Nixle, our
community notification service.”
The Department of Public Safety hopes to continue this program on a monthly basis. “We plan
on changing venues each month and have different day’s offered.” said Chief Noyes. “We had
very positive feedback and want to really make the program a regular event in town.” We will
post the next events on the town bulletin boards, via our website (www.wvpublicsafety.com), our
facebook page (www.facebook.com/wvdps), and via Nixle.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice,
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the
country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities
they serve. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving
relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.
Waterville Valley will be the host for the National Training Workshop for Coffee with a Cop in
November. This is where all police departments in New England will come an learn about hosting
an event in their community.
Visit www.Coffeewithacop.com for more information.
On Wednesday, August 14 the members of the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety
hosted active shooter training with the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit
(CNHSOU) at the Waterville Valley Elementary School and Recreation Department.
The Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety has been a member of the Central New
Hampshire Special Operations Unit (CNHSOU) since its inception in 2003. The CNHSOU is a
regional special operations unit that provides responses to effectively handle high risk
situations that exceed the normal capabilities of standard patrol units.
The Team trains on a continual basis for situations such as barricaded subjects, hostage
rescue, high risk search warrants, and high risk arrest warrants, as
well as, search and rescue operations and emergency scene
management. An additional element of the Team includes the Crisis
Negotiation Team (CNT).
The CNHSOU provides all necessary equipment to the members of the Team and a
strenuous training program is mandatory in order to keep the necessary skills required to
resolve high incident calls for service. The Team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a
year to the participating Towns that are a part of the CNHSOU.
“This is the first training of this type that we had an opportunity to do at our own school.” said
Chief Noyes. Members of the CNHSOU provided training to the WVDPS patrol officers on
their initial response to such an incident. They then practice what they learned at a scenario
at the school.
The scenario incorporated school and recreation department staff and a few “student”
volunteers to be hostages. The active shooter scenario quickly developed into a hostage
situation. The team also had the opportunity to practice their response to the situation. “It was
great to get the members of the team to see for themselves what our school is like.” said Chief
The Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety would like to thank the CNHSOU
Commander Mike Pearl and the entire Central NH Special Operations Team. A big THANK
YOU to all the Recreation Department and Elementary School staff for allowing us to take
over their building for a few hours. Thanks also go out to the scenario volunteers, Kyle
Hodges, Drew Hodges, Chad Merrill, and Dale Merrill.
Members Receive Career Service Awards
Our monthly department meeting was a bit more special today. Six members of the department received Career
Service Awards. This award is given to members of the department in five year increments of service, "...who have
consistently demonstrated commensurate job performance and have attained [X] qualifying years of service as a
Congratulations to (L to R) Captain John Katsirebas Jr. for 15 years, Captain Jeff Dropkin for 10 years, Director Chris
Hodges for 20 years, Officer Tim Rosewarne for 15 years, Chief David Noyes for 15 years, and Officer Greg Bavis
(not pictured) for 10 years.
Pictured to the left and right are the Career Service Bar that is worn on the WVDPS Class-A Uniform.