Message from the Chief
The Town of Greenland is a wonderful, historic community. Situated directly adjacent to the City of Portsmouth, Greenland offers all of the advantages of small-town living with the convenience of shopping, endless restaurants and access to the arts close by. Greenland is host to rural farm lands, the varied ecosystem of Great Bay, a well-established commerical population along Rte 33, and many neighborhoods, both historic and new. Greenland Police Department strives to provide fair and impartial service to everyone, including our citizens as well as those visiting or passing through. All of our officers are dedicated members of the Greenland community, working in concert with both the Town's and State's governmental boards and departments, various identified community groups such as the Greenland Veterans and the Greenland Women's Club, and a plethora of surrounding agencies. It is imperative that we partner with all of the community members to keep Greenland safe and liveable.
Your Greenland Police Department suffered an immense loss in 2012 when former Chief Michael Maloney was shot and killed during a drug operation. Four (4) other officers from surrounding communities were also shot during the incident, but were fortunate to live. While the loss of Chief Maloney was devastating, our officers bonded in a way that is rare and amazing. Three (3) Greenland officers were awarded the Medal of Valor and the entire department received a Unit Award for their relentless support of one another. There are moments in life that are defining ... and that was certainly one of them! For more on Chief Maloney's life and death, you can visit www.chiefmaloney.com .
Together, Greenland's eight (8) full-time officers have over 125 years of knowledge and experience. With law enforcement best practices changing constantly, we are always reviewing and adjusting our responses, policies and training. When the Opioid crisis creeped into New Hampshire, our officers attended training to become certified in Narcan deployment. We work closely with the Greenland Fire Department to ensure the fastest reponse for medical emergencies, fire alarms and many other scenarios. We utilize regaional teams to maximize resources, such as the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT), the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) Major Crimes and Crash Reconstruction Team, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) drug investigation units, and many more.
Please feel free to call or stop by the police department if you have any questions, concerns or feedback. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on any safety related venture!
Tara Laurent, Your Chief of Police
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