We appreciate the concern for the individual who was recently involved in an incident in Rollinsford. The Town of Rollinsford and the Rollinsford Police Department are committed to assuring for the public that the situation was handled in a professional, non-biased manner based upon the information known during the incident. Unfortunately, because this is an ongoing investigation we are not allowed to disclose any specific information about the incident.
We are aware that a fake Rollinsford Police Department Facebook page has been set up and we strongly disagree with the content posted by its creator.
The officer who is accused of abusing his wife has never been employed by the Rollinsford Police Department. He works for a neighboring department which is conducting its own investigation. The case is now being handled by the Strafford County Attorney’s Office and is out the hands of Rollinsford Police. The Rollinsford Police Department has demonstrated in the past that it does not and will not protect police officers. If there is probable cause to make an arrest, that person will be arrested regardless of who they are.
The Town is engaging with an outside agency to conduct a review of how this case was managed by our Police Department to assure we are continuing to meet our own high standards of equity, dignity, and respect for all those with whom we come into contact. The report of that investigation will be made available to the public as soon as possible. The Rollinsford Police Department has always treated all persons with courtesy and professionalism.
Robert Ducharme, Chief of Police
Denise Knowles, Select Board Chairperson
Myles England, Select Board
Paul Cass, Select Board