Rollinsford Police Department Seeking Officer Candidates

Police Officer Candidates

Rollinsford Police Department

 

The Rollinsford, New Hampshire Police Department is actively seeking police officer candidates to fill a current vacancy.  The Rollinsford Police Department is a community oriented and highly professional law enforcement agency dedicated to serving a community with a population with 2,800 residents.

Officer’s patrol the Town of Rollinsford for the purpose of crime prevention and law enforcement duties include, but are not limited to calls for service, investigation of crimes, identification and apprehension of offenders, and prevention of crime.  Applicants must have the ability to exercise good common sense, discretion, objectivity, be able to make good decision under pressure, and perform all the essential job function of a police officer.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Minimum 21 years of age
    • A United States Citizen
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • NH PSTC Certification preferred

Applicants who meet the basic qualifications are selected on a competitive basis.  Each applicant must successfully complete each element of the hiring process

    • Physical fitness test
    • Oral Board
    • Background examination
    • Psychological profile
    • Polygraph

A cover letter and resume should be submitted to:

Chief Jon Uraskevich

PO Box 438

Rollinsford, NH 03869

Application Deadline:  June 18, 2021 at 4:00pm

THE TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Fireworks Permits

As we approach the summer season, please be aware that the Town of Rollinsford has an ordinance that requires a permit for the use or display of fireworks. Those who are found to be in violation of this ordinance are subject to a fine.
Fireworks permit applications are available at the Rollinsford Fire Department or at the Rollinsford Police Department.  Applications can also be downloaded HERE ONLINE. Per the ordinance, applications must be submitted at least (15) days in advance of the display.
A copy of the ordinance is available at the town hall or through the police department.

Drug Take Back Day 4.24.21

This Saturday, April 24th 2021, the Rollinsford Police Department will be participating in Drug Enforcement Administration – DEA Drug Take Back Day from 10am – 2pm.

Come down to the station during this time and the lobby will be open for you to dispose any unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs in our disposal box.

We will also have a supply of Deterra System drug deactivation bags to distribute.

For more information, visit

https://takebackday.dea.gov

and

https://deterrasystem.com

Police Chief Appointment

The Select Board is pleased to announce that effective Monday, March 29, 2021, Jonathan Uraskevich is the new Chief of Police for the Town of Rollinsford. Today begins a new era for the Rollinsford Police Department under the capable leadership of Chief Uraskevich. The Select Board is looking forward to working with the Chief and implementing common goals.

Congratulations Chief!

Police Chief Selection Announcement

TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD

MEDIA RELEASE

RE: Police Chief Selection

March 18, 2021

ROLLINSFORD – The Rollinsford Select Board is pleased to announce the Board’s unanimous decision to promote Lieutenant Jonathan Uraskevich to Police Chief pending negotiation of terms of employment and compensation.

A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, Jon graduated from Nute High School before beginning his career as a Police Officer in Milton, New Hampshire. In 2002 he was appointed as a full-time Patrol Officer with the Rollinsford Police Department.  In 2005, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant, and to Lieutenant in 2012.  During Jon’s time as an officer in Rollinsford, he has built strong relationships within the community on patrol, as a prosecutor, and as an executive leader.

Jon was selected after an internal process to replace Police Chief Robert Ducharme, who retired December 31st.

The Rollinsford Select Board looks forward to working with Jon in the best interest of the Town of Rollinsford and the Rollinsford Police Department.

Interim Police Administrator

The Select Board has decided to engage with Municipal Resources Inc. (MRI) to lead the Police Department for the next few months starting January 1st while a search for a new permanent Chief is conducted.

Having an outside firm manage the Department in the short term will provide the Board with the insight needed to objectively determine the best path forward for Rollinsford. The Police Chief is one of the most important positions in a Town. Therefore, the Select Board will take the time to exercise due diligence in filling the vacancy. All current officers have been encouraged to apply for the permanent Chief position once it is posted.

The Town has already benefited from the experience and expertise of Sean Kelly of MRI through the outside investigation of a domestic violence incident earlier this year. Through that process it became clear that outside perspectives can be helpful in assessing Rollinsford’s needs. We don’t know what we don’t know!

The cost of these services falls well within the budgeted amount for the planned full-time Police Chief position because of the savings in not paying the associated benefits.

We hope you will all provide Mr. Kelly a warm welcome.

Help Us Celebrate the Retirement of Chief Ducharme!

After 38 years of continued service for Rollinsford, Chief Robert “Bob” Ducharme is retiring as of December 31st! Starting in 1982 when he became a part-time officer, he quickly moved into a full-time position in 1986, and has served as Chief since 1992.Throughout those years has been an active member of our community including spearheading the Police Benevolent Association drive for holiday food baskets for needy residents.

The Town would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation for his dedicated service and we need your help.We would love to host you all in person and allow you the opportunity to say your fond farewells, but current social distancing requirements make that difficult.

Yet there is a way to celebrate and it takes each of you. We hope you will help Bob remember his time with us and remember it fondly. Maybe you could write him a letter recounting a story of a time he helped you. Perhaps you and he shared a funny moment together. So many things have happened over those years. If you remember things, even as a bystander, now is the time to compliment his service. Most of us were part of his time here in some way, even if it was just a simple “hello” at the Post Office. It could even be a thank-you for that warning he gave you when he pulled you when he could have given you a ticket. Let’s get creative!

We will compile the submissions and put them into a nice book to present to him that he can enjoy for years to come.

Help us make this moment special for him. You can mail them to the Town Hall (PO Box 309,) or put them in the drop box at the Town Hall. We ask that you have your submissions in by Tuesday, January 19th.