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photo of barnstead police buildingIn 2018, the community of Barnstead came together and rallied around the Barnstead Police Department showing their support for the agency and it's members by building a much needed police department building. After much planning and many meetings the town agreed to build a 3224sf facility consisting, Emergency Operation Center (EOC), "sally port" that doubles as a workout/fitness area (garage), evidence room, armory, interview rooms, detective area and administrative offices. The building was equipped with state of the art surveillance systems, bulletproof glass and walls in selected areas of concern, as well as, extra storage space for files and equipment. The new police department was built to meet all federal and state American With Disabilities Act Standards (ADA). Also, the facility was thought out for the future needs of the department as it starts to move towards accreditation, designed to meet the professional gold standards of The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our citizens, board of selectmen, budge committee and the capital improvement committee.

The new Barnstead Police Department was built primarily by local contractors, many who donated, time, materials and/or gave the town a reduced price for their services. The echoing sentiment was  that many of the contractors who stepped up wanted to be part of an important project in their own hometown that they could say they helped built, a building they could be proud of, built for Barnstead by the people of the community. In order to help this project come to fruition the BOS solicited the help of our own building inspector and a local contractor himself Fab Cusson who quickly "took the bull by the horns" by working with the Police Chief and the board of selectman on the design process. Fab Cusson also was the project manager seeing the project from start through finish. The total cost of the project came in under budget at $365,000 the amount had already been set aside in the Capital Reserve Account which meant no new taxes were raised to fund the project.

Contact

FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1

24 Shackford Corner Road
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
Non Emergency Phone: 603-269-8100
Fax: 603-269-4282
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If you are unable to reach someone at the police station, hang up and call 269-8100 and your call will be answered by dispatch at the Belknap County Sheriff's Office. They will be able to contact an officer to assist you.

As always, please feel free to visit the Barnstead Police Department where questions, comments and concerns are appreciated.

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