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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 updated information. 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!
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October, 2012: Stone Property Management Investigated for Misappropriation of Association Funds

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Active Shooter Training with the CNHSOU at the WV Elementary School/Recreation Department

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire Department of Public Safety
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Waterville Valley, NH Department of Public Safety 14 TAC Lane / P.O. Box 500 Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215 Office: 603-236-8809 Dispatch: 603-236-4732 or Duty Cell Phone: 603-254-6708 Fax: 603-236-2056
STONE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Daytime Burglaries Reported Across the Valley

Wed. Feb. 5

© 2014 Town of Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety

Structure Fire at Forest Rim Condominium           Tues. Feb 4                              

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 Noyes. 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

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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 police officer." 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.
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Pictured to the left and right are the Career Service Bar that is worn on the WVDPS Class-A Uniform.

The Waterville Valley Police have been investigating a rash of burglaries

at a

number of condominium units across the valley this week. A total of 10

break-ins

were reported. Police have information that these burglaries were likely

perpetrated

during the daytime hours and involved more than one person. All of the

burglaries

involved forced entry by kicking/forcing the front doors. It appears that

the crimes

were done very quickly taking flat screen TV’s, game consoles, and change.

The burglaries occurred at Forest Rim, Boulderwood, Sunnyside,

and Snows Brook Condominiums. All the homeowners have been

notified and police have questioned any other residents and workers

that may have been in the area during those times.

We are asking the residents and property management workers to

be extra vigilant in being aware of their surroundings. We are asking

everyone to report any suspicious activity. The WVPD will check

every report.

TIPS FOR RESIDENTS

Lock your door.

Get a deadbolt and use it. (These burglars avoided doors with

engaged deadbolts).

Consider installing a burglar alarm system.

Put your lights on a timer. The appearance that somebody is home

may be enough to deter a burglar)

If you plan on being away for a long period of time have a neighbor,

property manager, or the police check your property on a regular basis.

If this is a second home and plan on being away, don’t leave your valuables behind.

Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots, mailboxes or other “secret” hiding places --

burglars know where to look for hidden keys.

Keep a detailed inventory of your valuable possessions, including a description of the

items, date of purchase and original value, and serial numbers, and keep a copy in a safe

place away from home — this is a good precaution in case of fires or other disasters.

Make a photographic or video record of valuable objects, heirlooms and antiques. Your

insurance company can provide assistance in making and keeping your inventory.

Trim your shrubbery around your home to reduce cover for burglars.

Be a good neighbor. If you notice anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call 9-1-1

immediately.

Mark your valuables with your driver's license number with an engraver. Marked items are

harder for a burglar to dispose of and easier for police to recover.

N E W !

Just a little before 8am on Tuesday morning, The Waterville Valley

Department

of Public Safety was called to respond to a chimney fire at #19 Bobcat

Way, Forest

Rim Condominium. The first engine arrived and found the structure fully

involved.

Over a dozen other towns were called to assist. The first crew assisted an

elderly

resident from the living room where fire was actively burning. The family

and three cats

made it safely out of the home. Crews battles the fire for nearly two hours

before declaring

it under control. It was a great effort by the fire crews to keep the fire from spreading to other

units. Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

N E W !