Hampton, New Hampshire, Police Department and Crime Stories

History, Photographs and News Stories

Hampton, New Hampshire



Departmental History and Photographs:

Hampton Police Department Chiefs
1898 - 2002
Maintaining Law and Order
From: Hampton: A Century of Town and Beach, 1888-1988 , by Peter E. Randall
The Local Courts
From Peter E. Randall's "Hampton History" book.
Police photographs & captions
From Peter E. Randall's "Hampton History" book.
Bill Elliot, Hampton's "Singing Cop"
Various articles on Bill Elliot in the Table of Contents
Hampton Police Photo Gallery
Photos courtesy of Atlantic News
Hampton Police Department Photos
The Hampton Police Department in 1915, 1940s & ca. 1940s.
Safety and Courtesy was the Watchword
Hampton Union , August 23, 1956
Police Station Demolished by Wrecking Crew
Hampton Union , September 20, 1962

Crimes:

35 Years Ago, Hampton Beach Exploded In Hate
The Riots at Hampton Beach (A 1999 article from Foster's Sunday Citizen
The Hampton Beach Project
Detailed study of the causes of the 1964 Hampton Beach riots and ways to prevent them from reoccuring.
Stories on the Murder of Robert R. Muller in Hampton in 1974
from the pages of the Hampton Union
Stories on the Murder of Robert Robert Cushing in Hampton in 1988
The Pam Smart murder case
The murder of Gregg Smart in Londonderry in 1990, for which his wife Pamela, school media coordinator for SAU 21 in Hampton, was convicted.
Nothing Smells Funny Here
Atlantic News , February 28, 2002
Policed Err On Side Of Caution For Chases
Hampton Union , January 6, 2004
Helen Garland and the Murder of Alice Keyho
from the pages of the Hampton Union
Beach and Beer Don't Mix
Hampton Union , August 27, 2004
Crimeline Celebrates 10th Year
Hampton Union , October 8, 2004
Crimeline: Direct Line to Fight Crime
Atlantic News , February 1, 2008
Gilday Dies in Prison
Hampton Union , September 20, 2011

Hampton Beach Mounted Patrol Unit:

Mounted Police On Duty In Hampton
The Beachcomber , July 9, 1981
Hampton Beach Police Keep Up Pace
The Sunday Lowell Sun , June 30, 1985
The Mounted Patrol: A Hit At Hampton Beach
The Beachcomber , July 9, 1987
The Hampton Mounties
The Hampton Police Department's Horse Mounted Unit,
Seacoast Scene , September 2, 1987
Mounted Patrol Needs Funds
Community Policing Unit Only Partially Paid For By Department,
The Portsmouth Herald , December 29, 2001
Mounted Patrol Has Full Stable
Hampton Union , May 17, 2002
Riding Off Into The Sunset
Hampton Union , August 30, 2002
Not Just Horsing Around
Hampton's Mounted Patrol Has Been Policing Beach For 20 years,
Hampton Union , June 27, 2003
Hampton Mounted Patrol At Hampton Beach
Seacoast Scene , July 16, 2003
Two Kinds Of Horsepower Found At The Hampton Police Department
Hampton Union , August 6, 2004
Former Deputy Chief Creates Home for Unit's Retired Horses
Hampton Union , August 6, 2004
Future Of Mounted Patrol Up To Voters
Hampton Union , November 1, 2005
Horse Report Awaited
Hampton Union , June 15, 2007
Hampton's Mounted Patrol Unit Doing Well
Hampton Union , June 26, 2007
Specialist: Mounted Patrol Unit Was Not Abused
Hampton Union , September 14, 2007
New Home in North Hampton For Hampton Police Horses
Hampton Union , October 9, 2007
Mounted Patrol Unit Will be Ready to Ride
Hampton Union , November 23, 2007
Hampton Horse Patrols Cut
Hampton Union , October 30, 2009
Budcom Restores Mounted Patrol
Hampton Union , November 6, 2009
Mounted Patrol Unit Eliminated
Hampton Union , April 2, 2010
Is Saving the Mounted Patrol Possible?
Hampton Union , April 6, 2010
Petition to Save the Mounted Patrol Fails
Hampton Union , April 13, 2010
Mounted Patrol Horses Deserve Compensation , Letter to the Editor
Hampton Union , April 13, 2010
Hampton Beach Business Owners Rally to Keep Police Horses
Hampton Union , April 20, 2010
Hampton Beach Mounted Patrol Supported by the Community
Seacoast Scene , May 12, 2010
Effort Mounted for Horse Patrol
Secoast Sunday , May 16, 2010
Hampton Beach Mounted Patrol Unit , Still Feeling Its Oats!
Seacoast Scene , September 15, 2010
Mounted Police Horse to Retire
Hampton Union , June 17, 2011

Police Chiefs and Officers:

Police Chief Jerome F. Harkness, 1938
Exeter News-Letter , August 19, 1938
1940 Hampton Police Department Roster & Payroll
Hampton Town Report for 1940, Courtesy Harold E. Fernald, Jr.
1946 Hampton Police Department Roster & Payroll
Hampton Town Report for 1946, Courtesy Harold E. Fernald, Jr.
Wrenn Appointed Acting Hampton Police Chief
Atlantic News , October 11, 1994
Wrenn Named Chief
Atlantic News , February 21, 1995
Hampton Deputy Chief Dennis Pelletier Retires
Atlantic News , February 21, 1995
Captain 'Tommy' Lyons To Retire On June 30th
Atlantic News , June 25, 1996
Hampton Officers Recognized For Acts Of Bravery
Herald Sunday , February 10, 2002
'Above and Beyond The Call Of Duty'
Atlantic News , July 18, 2002
Lt. Lally Leaving Hampton Police Department
Atlantic News , November 7, 2002
Lally: Hampton Police Work No Day At The Beach
Herald Sunday , November 17, 2002
Retired Police Detective Lally To Be Honored
Hampton Union , January 21, 2003
Cop on 'Hot Seat'
Hampton Union , January 28, 2003
Hampton Police Department Roster
Hampton Police Association Yearbook Calendar 2003
All In The Line Of Duty
Atlantic News , July 31, 2003
Police Honored For Assisting Condo-fire Victims
Hampton Union , October 29, 2004
Wrenn Nominated To Commissioner Post
Atlantic News , November 18, 2005
Wrenn In Line For State Job
Hampton Union , November 18, 2005
Town Would Lose 30 Years Of Experience
Hampton Union , November 18, 2005
Tensions Between Union, Chief Cited
Herald Sunday , November 20, 2005
Wrenn Deserves The Job
A Hampton Union Editorial, Hampton Union , November 22, 2005
Wrenn Ready For New Job
Hampton Union , December 9, 2005
Sullivan To Be Next Chief
Hampton Union , December 9, 2005
Sullivan Prepared To Take Over As New Chief
Hampton Union , December 13, 2005
Sullivan Named New Police Chief
Atlantic News , Friday, December 16, 2005
Wrenn Voted In As Commissioner
Atlantic News , Friday, December 16, 2005
Wrenn Ready For 'Long Haul'
Hampton Union , December 23, 2005
Richard Sawyer Sworn In As Police Captain
Hampton Union , January 10, 2006
Richard Sawyer Sworn In As Captain
Atlantic News , Friday, January 13, 2006
SRO To Retire On Disability
Hampton Union , June 13, 2006
Police Captain (Tim Crotts) Retires After 30 Years Of Service
Hampton Union , March 23, 2007
Two Officers Promoted to Sergeant
Hampton Union , October 16, 2007
Hampton Swears in New Full Time Police Officer
Atlantic News , December 5, 2008
Saying Goodbye to Police Veterans
Hampton Union , March 6, 2012

The Police Station:

Chief Wrenn Unveils the Final Plans for Hampton's New Police Station
Atlantic News , December 31, 1998
Shovels Hit The Sand
Groundbreaking for new Police Station at the Beach, Hampton Union , July 1, 2003
Ground Broken For New Police Station
Atlantic News , July 7, 2003
Town Signs Builder For Police Station
Hampton Union , July 20, 2003
Police Project Detailed
Hampton Union , August 1, 2003
Police Station Construction Begins
Atlantic News , August 7, 2003
Hampton Hires Clerk Of Works For Police Project
Hampton Union , August 8, 2003
Hampton Police Station Taking Shape
Atlantic News , April 15, 2004
Hampton Police Set For Moving Day
Atlantic News , December 17, 2004
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Dedication Of New Hampton Police Station
Atlantic News , December 17, 2004
Police Station Story
Atlantic News , January 7, 2005
'Horrible' Police Station Demolished
Atlantic News , February 18, 2005

[See photos of the construction of the new Hampton Police station at
Hampton Beach at this link: http://www.hamptonpd.com/building/construction.htm ]


Other News Stories:

A Day At The Hampton Cop Shop
By Brendan DuBois, The Beachcomber , July 9, 1981
On Patrol
New Hampshire Seacoast Sunday, August 2, 1987
Freezin' For A Reason
Atlantic News , February 7, 2002
Preserving History
Atlantic News , April 25, 2002
Hampton Police Department's Past Chronicled
Hampton Union , April 30, 2002
"SGT JOE" Hits The Road
Hampton Union , May 17, 2002
Hampton Police Bring Yule Fare To Senior Citizens
Hampton Union , December 10, 2002
Officers Not Getting Tangled Up In Blue
Hampton Union , January 28, 2003
More Police Wanted At Beach
Hampton Union , July 11, 2006
State Can Help With Police At Beach
'An Editorial', Hampton Union , July 14, 2006
Post #35 Receives Monumental Donation
Atlantic News , September 1, 2006
Dorothy Bergquist; State's First Female Officer, dies November 5, 2008.
Hampton Union , November 11 & 14, 2008
Hampton Academy's School Resource Officer
Hampton Union , February 17, 2009
Atlantic News , February 20, 2009
Neighborhood Crime Watch Going High-tech in Hampton
Herald Sunday , May 3, 2009
Selectman wants town to add K-9 unit
Hampton Union , July 16, 2010
Hampton is struggling to hire part-time officers
Hampton Union , July 20, 2010
Stories about the Hampton funeral march and services for Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney
Hampton Union , April 19-20, 2012
Loved Ones Trade Stories About 'Great Man'
Residents, Business Owners Line Route 1 for Maloney's Procession
Emotional Day, "Horrible Loss"
Mourners Say Maloney Inspired, Was Role Model
Police Interceptor Vehicle Sports New Colors
Hampton Union , October 30, 2012

[See also: Hampton Police Department's Web Page -- www.hamptonpd.com
See also: Students Honor Policemen & Fireman -- Atlantic News , June 6, 2002]