The Thornton Police Department has been working in cooperation with local and state government, local and state health officials, emergency management officials, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Using the information and directives available, the Thornton Police Department has developed new protocols and response plans to assist in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus. The focus of the Thornton Police Department has always been and will continue to be the safety of the public and our staff.
To adhere to the recommendations regarding social distancing, the Thornton Police Department has suspended fingerprinting services until further notice. We ask that records requests be made electronically or by calling Admin Assistant Sandy Moulton at 603-726-4222. Other information and resources are available at https://www.townofthornton.org/police.
The dispatchers will be asking callers additional questions to screen for increased risk factors of the Coronavirus and will be dispatching resources according to DOS: NH HESM Dispatch protocol. Calls for service that do not require the physical response of a police officer may be handled by a police officer over the phone (credit card fraud, identity theft, etc.). If you receive a call from a person asking for personal or identifying information claiming to a police officer and you feel that the call may be suspicious, hang up and call the police department 603-726-4222. The department officer or dispatcher will be able to verify the validity of the call and reconnect you with the officer. Do not provide personal information to an unknown person over the phone.
The lobby of the police department will remain closed until further notice. Citizens in need of routine assistance should call our department 603-726-4222, or 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
Current updates on our response, available town resources, and information regarding the Coronavirus can be found on our social media pages and the Town of Thornton website. Additional information about can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
We encourage all citizens to comply with the recommendations provided by the CDC by social distancing, avoiding all contact with others if you are ill, and washing your hands frequently. If we all do our part, we can limit the spread of the Coronavirus, save lives, and decrease the time it will take to resume our normal activities.