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EXETER -- Police Chief William Shupe is pleased to announce that Detective Sgt. Michael Munck has been promoted to Captain within the Exeter Police Department.

Capt. Munck has served as both a patrol sergeant and detective sergeant since joining the department in 1998. He is also the head firearms instructor, SERT Crisis Negotiator, an investigator for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and has served as a D.A.R.E. instructor as well as a field training officer. Captain Munck has received Exeter Police Department's "Officer of the Year" award twice and has been consistently recognized and commended for his excellent interpersonal communication and community relations skills.

"I am pleased to have promoted Captain Munck to this new role," Chief Shupe said. "Captain Munck is a thinker, a planner, and extremely loyal to his profession. I appreciate the level of energy he brings to work each day. He meets every assigned task without hesitation and consistently exceeds my expectations."

Before joining the Exeter Police Department, Captain Munck served in both the Rollinsford and Milton Police Departments in New Hampshire, as well as the U.S. Army Reserves. 

Captain Munck is near completion of his Bachelor’s Degree from Norwich University.


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Chief Bill Shupe and the Exeter Police Department are proud to present the 2015 Officer of the Year Award to.........Officer Evan Nadeau! This award is granted for outstanding achievement by an officer that brings credit to him and the department by their actions. In Officer Nadeau's first year with us (2014) he led in the area of arrests and motor vehicle work. He followed that up again with the most arrests in 2015. In 2015, he was instrumental in clearing numerous open theft cases by recognizing and arresting the suspect committing a rash of car phishing thefts. He also demonstrated excellent officer safety skills and judgement when involved in a deadly force situation. Finally, in the short period of time he has been with the EPD, he has become a Taser Instructor for the department. Congratulations Officer Nadeau!

Detective Justin Ranauro has been chosen by his peers as the Employee of the Quarter (Ocotober - December 2015). He has been recognized for his efforts in being a team player in responding to calls that he believes the Staff Division will play a role in, his ability to conduct thorough background investigations on new hires, and being a contributing member of the Honor Guard who gives of his time to attend the funeral services of multiple local officers. Congratulations Detective Ranauro!

With great appreciation, Chief Bill Shupe awarded Officer Dan D'Amato the Department's Meritorious Service Award. This award is given to individuals who perform in an outstanding manner and perform an act of unusual faithfulness or dedication to the department. In 2015 Officer D'Amato did not use any sick time. This is the second year in a row he hasn't used any, this speaks volumes of his work ethic, dedication, and commitment to himself and his profession. Congratulations Officer D'Amato!


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Exeter Police Department Now Participating in Citizen Police Academy

EXETER -- Interim Chief William Shupe is pleased to announce that the Exeter Police Department has partnered with the Portsmouth Police Department Citizen Police Academy (CPA) to offer classes to residents.

The CPA will run from April 19 to June 7, with a graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the last session. Classes are free and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This collaborative effort involves the police departments in Portsmouth, Greenland, Rye, Newington, New Castle and Exeter, and is funded by Seacoast Crime Stoppers.

The goals of the CPA are:

• To bring citizens closer to their police departments.

• To bring a greater understanding of the role of police officers in the community.

• To provide a forum to address community concerns directly to the police department.

• To expand the participant's understanding of the laws and police procedures.

• To increase the public awareness of crime prevention techniques.

Those who wish to participate must be at least 18 years old and fill out an application, which can be found at the Portsmouth Police Department or online. The application deadline is Thursday, March 31. Class size is limited, so residents are encouraged to get their applications in early. All course content is subject to change. 

Preference will be given to residents and employees from the towns that Seacoast Crime Stoppers serve including the New Hampshire towns of Portsmouth, Greenland, Rye, Newington, New Castle, Stratham, Exeter, Newfields, Newmarket, Durham, Kensington, and the Maine towns of Kittery, Eliot and York.

For more information about the CPA, contact Detective Rochelle Jones or Detective Duane Jacques at the Portsmouth Police Department at 603-427-1500 or rjones [at] cityofportsmouth [dot] com.


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    Message from Chief William “Bill” Shupe


    Welcome to the website of the Exeter Police Department. We are an agency of 24 dedicated officers located in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. Our men and women handle approximately 25,000 calls for service each year dispatched by our own Communications Center.

    Exeter is a unique town with a historic identity and characteristics yet is still booming with residential and business growth. All new residents to Exeter will find that they have chosen a wonderful and safe community to live, work and raise a family.

    We are a town of 21.4 square miles and a population of 15,000 and are home to the areas regional High School and the private boarding school Phillips Exeter Academy. We share a regional hospital and a downtown that is the core of Exeter with shops and dining for all interests.

    As stated in our Mission Statement, the men and women of the Exeter Police Department value Quality Services. We will be working to anticipate and prevent problems; we will listen to concerns and respond accordingly; we will seek innovative solutions; and we will respond to issues with fairness, sensitivity and compassion.


    Chief Bill Shupe (wshupe [at] exeternh [dot] gov)

    About Chief Bill Shupe

    Chief Shupe began his career in Law Enforcement with the Wolfeboro Police Department in 1994. He joined the Exeter Police Department in 1997 and has risen through the ranks being appointed Acting Chief In January of 2016. He has been a Field Training Officer, an Honor Guard Member, a member of the mountain bike unit and a detective. Chief Shupe is a resident of Exeter and is married with three children. He is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico,...

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    As part of our mission to protect life and to assist the public-at-large in a manner consistent with the rights and dignity of all persons, the Exeter Police Department offers a program for individuals with Alzheimer’s and Special Needs to rapidly respond in the event that an individual wanders off, becomes lost or has a medical emergency.

    If you are the caregiver for someone living in Exeter who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, or an elderly person who tends to wander or get lost, or an individual with special needs, please fill out the attached information sheet and return to the Exeter Police Department via mail, email lthibeau [at] exeternh [dot] gov or jranauro [at] exeternh [dot] gov or in person at 20 Court St.

      This simple, one page form includes information that will help us identify the person, such as height, weight, hair and eye color, as well as provide names of emergency contact people and medical information such as preferred hospital, primary care physician, allergies and medications.  It is necessary to have a photograph of the person.

    All of the information you provide will be entered into our computer system along with the photograph. The individual will be provided with a safety ID card if one is requested.

    If the individual becomes lost, call the Exeter Police Department at 772-1212 immediately and advise that the individual is a participant in the Program.  An Officer will be dispatched to locate the missing person.

    Questions regarding the program can be directed to Detective Ranauro  at 773-6148.


  • Town of Exeter New Hampshire Official Website

     Police Chief Richard Kane is pleased to announce that Officer Stephen Petroski has recently graduated from the D.A.R.E. Officer Training School at the Fire Academy in Concord, N.H.

    The D.A.R.E. Officer Training class, which was held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, educated Officer Petroski on all aspects of the D.A.R.E. program and certified him to teach the program to Exeter students.

    The course is an intensive 80-hour live-in program, and requires officers to develop lesson plans and teach an actual class before becoming certified as instructors. In addition to subjects such as learning modalities and child development, the program covers topics including classroom management, teaching techniques, lesson planning, team building, communication and public speaking.

    During D.A.R.E. Officer Training, participants also spend time working with trained staff mentors and educators who teach them about brain-based learning, youth culture trends, learning styles, drug information, effective questioning, active listening, and practicing the D.A.R.E. curriculum and material.

    Officer Petroski follows a long line of Exeter Police Officers who have taught the D.A.R.E. program at the Lincoln Street Elementary School for the past 25 years. In January 2016, he will begin teaching the 10-week D.A.R.E. program for all nine classes of fifth grade students who will have a graduation program in the spring.

    “As a department, we are very proud of Officer Petroski for completing this training so he can continue the mission of educating our youth on making smart and healthy decisions,” Chief Kane said. “The D.A.R.E. Program is an extremely valuable tool for us as public safety officers to teach children the tools they need to resist alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or any other unhealthy behaviors they may encounter.”

    Officer Petroski is currently a part-time officer with the Exeter Police Department, though he served as a...

  • Exeter residents George and Judy Dufour have worked very hard to provide us with a list of all of Exeter Chiefs of Police dating back to 1889.  They are also working on identifying all deceased Exeter officers buried at the Exeter cemetery to enable us to honor them at events throughout the year.  A big thanks to them for the time and great effort they've put into this project!  

    Please click the title "Exeter Chiefs of Police" to see the full list.


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    The Exeter Police Department has taken a step further to help keep harmful, unused medications out of the hands of children as well as out of the environment.   Open Source Research shows that every day 2,500 kids abuse prescription drugs for the first time.   Seventy percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives. 

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    The Exeter Police Department exists to serve and protect all people within our jurisdiction with respect, with fairness, and with compassion, without prejudice. We do this to ensure a safe, healthy enviroment in which to reside, work, and enjoy life.