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Date of Release:   January 29, 2008


Police Cadets Assisting Neighborhoods to Identify Driving Violations
‘Police CAN ID’ program.

The Portsmouth Police Explorer Post is once again offering assistance to Portsmouth residents in dealing with the problem of speeding and stop sign violations through this highly effective program.

Do you think there’s a problem with speeders or drivers running stop signs in your residential neighborhood?  Do you want to get involved and do something about it?  

Interested community residents are urged to contact the Portsmouth Police Explorer Advisor, Detective Robert Munson, and schedule a team of Police Explorers to join you in your neighborhood to identify violators.  The Explorers will bring a log book and a hand held radar capable of recording the speed of vehicles.  The expectation is that you and any other interested residents will team up with the Explorers in your neighborhood and monitor motor vehicle violations.

Motor vehicle violations observed by the Explorers will be addressed in the following manner:  The registered owner of the vehicle involved will be issued a ‘Letter of Warning’ by the Portsmouth Police Department.  This letter will inform the registered owner of the vehicle in question when and where the motor vehicle infractions occurred, and ask for their voluntary compliance with traffic laws to ensure the safety of residents of Portsmouth.  It will also warn that future violations could result in formal action by the Police Department.

We invite all interested neighborhood residents to join the Portsmouth Police Explorers in this collaborative effort to address motor vehicle violations in your neighborhoods.

The Explorers are comprised of local teenagers who are interested in learning about law enforcement.  They volunteer during police and community events, receive classroom and hands-on instruction from Portsmouth Police Officers, and participate in camping and outdoor team building trips. 

Anyone interested in learning more about the ‘Police CAN ID’ program is asked to contact Detective Munson at rmunson@pd.cityofportsmouth.com, or call at 610-7506.


 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500