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  • The Town of Durham New Hampshire

    Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:30  PM

    Dear Members of the Community,

    Winter Storm JUNO is heading toward NH and it is expected to pack quite a wallop.  Significant snow accumulation and high winds are cause for concern for the entire region.

    Durham’s emergency personnel met this afternoon to plan for the impending storm. 

    All available Public Works Department staff will be on hand with plow trucks and sidewalk plows fueled up and ready to respond as needed. 

    The Fire Department has extra staff on hand beginning Monday evening to respond to emergencies, and the Police Department is also prepared react as necessary. 

    The Town’s various building generators that provide emergency power to the Police Department, Fire Department, Library, Wastewater Facility, and Public Works Department in the event of power outages have been topped off with fuel. 

    Emergency communication generators have also been fueled up for backup power generation if required.

    Public Works has a full supply of salt and sand for use during the storm.  For a storm like JUNO, Durham can use $10,000 in salt to help keep roadways safe.  The full cost of a significant winter weather event like this can be in the $25,000 - $35,000 range. 

    Durham officials have been in touch with University of New Hampshire administrators to jointly plan for potential power outages and snow emergencies. 

    This storm will have high winds and significant snowfall so we actively encourage everyone who does not have to be out and about to stay home and be safe.

    If Durham residents have sheltering needs at any time, please contact the Police Department at 603-868-2324.  For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

  • Chief David Kurz

    Welcome to the Durham Police Department's section of the Town of Durham web site. Our entire organization is excited to be able to extend our services to the world wide web.

  • The Durham Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. 


    A team of Assessors representing the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will confirm the Durham Police Department's ability to comply with state of the art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The team will consist of Chief Carl Shinner of the La Plata Police Department, La Plata, Maryland and Ms. Synthia Nugent of the Wilmette Police Department, Wilmette, Illinois.

  • Officer Pam Donley, Officer Nick Glowacki and Officer John Lavoie being sworn in

    The Durham Police Department is a member of the Great Bay Community College Police Testing Alliance. At least twice each year, the Alliance offers testing to establish an eligibility list from which the member agencies draw applicants. The standardized testing is comprised of a general intelligence segment with a psychological component. Each Alliance member's hiring process is unique to that organization. Candidates must be 21 years old by date of appointment. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, but a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.

    The Durham Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

  • The Town of Durham New Hampshire

    The following Law Enforcement Code of Ethics is adopted as policy by the Durham Police Department. All Durham Police Personnel will conduct their assigned duties according to this Code: