|AARP Driver Safety Program|
The AARP Driver Safety Program is sponsored by the Hudson Police Department and is offered three times during the course of the year. The course was developed by the American Association of Retired Personís (AARP) and offers seniors a "refresher" in the changes to driving safety, motor vehicle technology and motor vehicle laws and statutes. The AARP driver education classes have helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. Auto insurance discounts or premium reductions are available in many states for AARP graduates.
The program is an eight-hour course presented over a two-day period, by a certified AARP Instructor. Anyone fifty years and over can sign up for the next available class by contacting Lieutenant Kevin DiNapoli or Master Patrol Officer Joseph Hoebeke at the Hudson Police Department.
The Hudson Police Department, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, hosts the blood drives at the Hudson Community Center, located on Lionís Avenue in Hudson, New Hampshire. This semiannual event involves the entire community. A variety of good foods, donated by several establishments in the community, provides quite a smorgasbord for donors.
The Police Department assists the American Red Cross in soliciting volunteers to donate a pint of blood. This is one of the few times an individual can give to others at no expense to themselves; while to the recipient, the gift is invaluable. A good deed of this magnitude does not go unrewarded. The Hudson Police Department blood drive over the past 20 years has proved to be one of the most successful functions offered by the Hudson Police Department, and one of the largest drives in the region.
|Citizens Police Academy|
The Citizen Police Academy was started in 1996 in Hudson, and is designed to acquaint the public with the operations of the Hudson Police Department. It is our intention, upon completion of the Academy, that participants will have a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system, and an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in todayís complex society.
The students attend weekly sessions learning about firearms, building searches, motor vehicle stops, accident investigation, and homicide investigation. A field trip to the Bureau of Emergency Communications (911) center in Concord is amazingly interesting. Students also have the opportunity to ride in a cruiser with an officer for an entire shift.
This course is structured in such a way in order to provide as much information as possible in an enjoyable and interesting way. There are no fees, no exams, and no homework; we only require that participants come each week prepared to become involved and participate in discussions.
We hope participants will take with them, part of the enthusiasm that has gone into the development of this course. This class is not part of a recruitment process for new officers, but rather, an opportunity for residents to actually see and experience what the Hudson Police are doing and why they are doing it.
Citizens who live, work, or are members of a social organization within the Town of Hudson are encouraged to participate. A completed application is required; participants must be at least twenty-one (21) years old. Information on the Academy can be obtained by contacting MPO Christopher Cavallaro at the Hudson Police Department at 816-2272. Applications can be obtained at the Police station located at 1 Constitution Drive.
|Domestic Violence Cellular Phones|
The Hudson Police Department can provide a victim of domestic violence with a cellular phone. The telephones are programmed to allow an individual to call 911 and have twenty-four hour access to emergency services no matter where they may be.
An officer may issue a telephone for a period of thirty days, which can be extended upon request. There is no cost to the victim for the telephone.
|Hudson Explorers Post #320|
The Hudson Police Explorer Post #320 is an official department program, which was established in January 1997. With the vision and support of Retired Chief Richard Gendron, the Post has grown substantially since its modest beginnings.
The purpose of Exploring is to provide a program that will meet the needs, desires and concerns of the next generation of citizens. It achieves this purpose through a planned program of action that brings young adults, voluntarily, into association with adults. The adults, by example of their character, citizenship, knowledge, and the promotion of physical and mental fitness, become a positive force in the lives of the explorers.
The Explorers are instructed in numerous subjects which include, but are not limited to: defensive tactics; CPR and first aid; traffic direction; NH motor vehicle code; NH criminal code; and other aspects of police duties. The Explorers use this information to assist the community at social events and other incidents at the discretion of the Hudson Police Department.
|Footprints (Vacant Home Checks)|
Officers working the day shift do random house checks for residents who are on vacation or temporarily away from their home for an extended period.
If the officer detects forced entry, open or unlocked doors or windows, or other problems with the property, a contact person, previously provided by the homeowner, is notified and informed of the finding.
|Good Morning Hudson Seniors|
If you are a senior citizen residing in the Town of Hudson, you may participate in the "Good Morning" program. Upon completion of an application, the Hudson Police will send you a confidential questionnaire to complete; providing us with information regarding your home, health concerns, and names of close relatives. Please call the Hudson Police Department for more information about this program at 886-6011.
Every morning between the hours of 7:30 and 10:00 AM, as a participant in this program, you must call in to our morning Communications personnel. If our Communications Department does not hear from you by 10:00 AM, they will send an officer to your residence to check on you.
Underage drinking parties are a serious problem and the Hudson Police Department wants to remind parents about our KEYS Program.
This program lets parents register their address with the department to have their home checked while they are away. The program is free and is aimed at decreasing the number of parties where underage drinking occurs. It also keeps your child safe and your home free from damage and, best of all, it gives parents peace of mind.
The KEYS Program was inspired by a parent in Hudson and is also used in Dover, New Hampshire.
|Linking Communities Program|
The Hudson Police Department has added an interactive service to its web site. Sign up today to receive alerts and important information from The Hudson Police Department. Receive alerts via email and cell phone. Join today by logging in from the Hudson Police Department Community Watch Site by clicking here
The Hudson Police Department offers its residents the ability to start a Neighborhood Watch Program. By participating in a program where "we look out for each other" residents can make a real difference in attacking crime in their community through their Neighborhood Watch involvement.
Hudson Police Department personnel will host a meeting in the community room and invite numerous groups from various neighborhoods who show an interest in starting a Neighborhood Watch Program. This is an informational meeting on how to start such a program. After the meeting it is the responsibility of the Neighborhood Watch leader to organize the program and get his or her neighbors involved. The Hudson Police are always available for support.
Patrol officers working the late night shift attempt to protect the most common victim of a nighttime burglary, the business establishments. Officers check the buildings housing businesses in town for open windows, unlocked doors and any sign of forced entry.
In the event any of the above is detected, the officers notify the individual listed in our files as the person to contact in the event of an emergency. If nothing unusual is detected, the officer will leave a "NIGHT EYES" business card letting the owner know that the Hudson Police are active while the community sleeps.
|Old Home Days|
Every August the Hudson Historical Committee hosts the Old Home Days Festival. During this festival the Hudson Police Department operates a booth in which we display some of our equipment and programs. This event allows the community to interact with Hudsonís police personnel. Informational material is displayed for the community to take; parents can have their young children fingerprinted in the unfortunate event they end up missing; canine demonstrations are scheduled and raffles are held. This event has always been very successful and positive for our department.
|Operation Safe Return|
Operation Safe Return is a program designed to assist the "Memory Challenged." Any resident of the community who is impaired or has a family member who is, may apply to participate in the program.
Any citizen may contact the Hudson Police Department and ask for an application. For information regarding this program, Legal Clerk Tracy Carney will be able to assist. Upon completing the application process, the participant will be issued a bracelet which will have a number engraved on it. A confidential record containing the identification and family names of the applicant will be listed under the same number in the Hudson Police Department record system. When an officer has contact with a subject who is lost or disoriented, the ID bracelet will assist the officer in making a "Safe Return."
|Police Station Tours|
We are proud of the police facility the town has built for us. We love to show it off any time we can. Tours are arranged by appointment to groups such as, kindergarten classes, scouts, and private citizens.
If you havenít seen your police station, call us and arrange a time that is convenient for you and the department.
|Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D) for women|
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. This comprehensive, women-only course begins with awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. The courses are taught by nationally certified RAD Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual.
|Ride Along Program|
This program has been designed to give students, residents, and special interest groups, a first-hand look at what police work is about.
The observer rides along with an on-duty officer and goes to all calls the officer responds to. The observer gets first hand knowledge of police work and some of the various situations police officers are confronted with on a daily basis.
|Child Safety Seat Inspection Station|
The Hudson Police Department is a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station. We have employees who are certified child safety seat technicians. If you would like to have a child seat inspected for correct installation call us for an appointment at (603)886-6011.
Every year, employees from the Hudson Police Department volunteer their time by participating in the "Special Olympics". The New Hampshire Winter Special Olympics are held in Waterville Valley where Hudson Police Officers show their support and enthusiasm for the athletes by cheering and giving out awards. The New Hampshire Summer Special Olympics area games are located at the Alvirne High School. Hudson Police Employees participate in the opening ceremonies and present medals to the Olympians.
Members of the Hudson Police Department also solicit pledges for "Special Olympics" by participating in a "Law Enforcement Torch Run" beginning their run at the Hudson - Londonderry town line to the Hudson - Nashua line (approx. 5.5 miles). Employees also conduct a Special Olympics Fund-raiser by asking local establishments to sell the "New Hampshire Law Enforcement Torch mobiles. Look for the "Torch" in your local store!
|The Vial of Life|
This program, which was started with the help of Retired Clerk Judy Gould, is designed to help any emergency response team whether it be police, fire, or ambulance, by making important medical and personal information available in a designated location. At this time we are targeting the senior population and people that live alone who have concerns about medical emergencies.
The vial is a pill container, which contains the participantís medical diagnosis, medications, doctor and hospital preferences as well as information on next of kin. All this information is kept in the vial in the refrigerator. A red heart decal is affixed on the refrigerator door. This will alert caregivers or any other emergency response people that information is available.
Any Hudson resident can register in the Vial of Life Program by contacting the Hudson Police Department at 603-886-6011.