11/3/17 Under a new five-year contract with the town, Belmont Police Chief Mark Lewandoski will work no more than 32 hours per week, and his annual salary will drop from $91,652 to $86,000, with a clause providing a 1.5 percent annual increase after the first year. The change came at the chief’s request, and selectmen approved the proposal on Oct. 16. The contract becomes effective on March 4.
Belmont Police Chief to Work Part-Time Under New Contract Daily Sun 11/3/17
Belmont Police Chief: Part-Time Status will not affect Service to Town Daily Sun 11/4/17
Written by Adam Drapcho
By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN
BELMONT — When John Miller suggested at a weekly coffee hour that Great Brook Village should have an automatic emergency defibrillator, Belmont Police Corporal Evan Boulanger took the suggestion to the Police Relief Association. "They never get everyone to agree on anything, but there was a unanimous vote for this,” Boulanger said after officers presented an AED to the residential community on Wednesday morning. Great Brook Village has been inviting members of the Belmont police and fire departments to its Wednesday morning coffee hours for a quarter of a century, and the informal meetings have provided a time for residents to meet new officers and discuss any issues they were having. "More importantly,” Boulanger said, "they have offered us kind words and a grandparentlike place to spend a few hours on Wednesday mornings. They have gone out of their way to support our police and fire departments in so many ways, so we wanted to give back to them.” Miller, who is vice president of Great Brook Village’s board of directors, said the residents had done fundraisers to help the police department acquire Vito, Boulanger’s canine partner, raising $1,500 toward the K9 patrol. While some residents at Great Brook Village are still working, most are on fixed incomes, so engaging in another significant fundraiser to purchase a defibrillator would be a challenge. Sergeant Adam Hawkins made the presentation on behalf of the Belmont Police Relief Association, joined by Detective Rachel Moulton. Accepting on behalf of the village were Michael Parent, president; Ron Lowd, village liaison; and Miller. Members of the Belmont Fire Department will be offering instruction in how to use the device.
A brazen day time burglary reported to Belmont police by a resident of High Street at 11:20 am on November 18th resulted in the identity of several minors involved and recovery of stolen property.
The Belmont Police identified two juveniles within an hour of the burglary call and are looking for a third juvenile in connection with the residential burglary. A number of items were stolen to include electronics and a guitar. More Info Picture courtesy of Belmont PD 11/24/16 Winni Echo
The Board of Selectmen, at their meeting on September 19, 2016, approved an expenditure for a complete HVAC system in the existing police station. Citizen 9/20/16
3 communities may share animal officer Union Leader 10/7/14
2014 Chief Lewandoski and the Belmont Police Department through the efforts of Sgt. Adam C. Hawkins and Adam St. Hilaire have developed an extensive website providing a wealth of information about the Department and police-related issues.
Belmont Police revert to "traditional" cruisers Union Leader 5/1/13
1995 The proposal for the Police Station is that it be moved out of the Village area to a site with adequate space. The Department moved into the vacant Fire Station in 1995 when the Fire Department relocated to a new building on Gilmanton Road. The area currently being used by the Police Department would be incorporated into an expanded Sgt Park.
Belmont Police Stretch Legs in New Station - 1995 Union Leader