New Hampshire State Police, Local Law Enforcement to Increase Presence at Hampton Beach
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Safety is making additional resources available to the Town of Hampton to assist with operations throughout the summer season as part of an all-encompassing strategy between local, county, and state law enforcement agencies. After a productive meeting with local officials, Governor Sununu issued the following statement:
“Ensuring a safe and successful summer season for beachgoers and area businesses is a top priority for the State of New Hampshire,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “My administration remains in close contact with town officials to address any additional needs as they arise. Hampton Beach is the jewel of New Hampshire’s seacoast, and we remain confident that it will be a successful and safe summer season.”
"Travel is expected to be at record levels this summer across the country and New Hampshire, and Hampton is no exception," said Hampton Police Chief David Hobbs. "We are incredibly grateful for the collaboration between the New Hampshire State Police, county law enforcement, and the Hampton Police Department to ensure that visitors and residents enjoy all that Hampton has to offer this summer."
As part of the strategy, New Hampshire State Police along with local and county law enforcement will make additional patrols along Hampton Beach and surrounding roadways. While an increased police presence will be visible, day-to-day beach operations will not be interrupted.
“With the summer fast approaching and good weather expected, the New Hampshire State Police are committed to supporting our communities to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all residents and visitors to our great state,” said Colonel Nathan Noyes. “Troopers will continue to provide enhanced staffing to the town of Hampton and Hampton Beach throughout the summer. The safety and security of our residents and those that vacation in New Hampshire is our top priority.”
Today’s announcement builds upon the enhanced staffing that the New Hampshire Department of Safety and Division of State Police have provided to the Town of Hampton and Hampton Beach during high-traffic days and special events for the past several years.