Press Releases





August 13, 2018

Portsmouth Police Department

Press Release

On today’s date at approximately 7:08 A.M, the Portsmouth Police Department with the assistance of the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT) arrested the following individual:



Celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7

August 7, 2018

Portsmouth neighborhoods will take to the streets to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. Portsmouth’s neighborhood-based NNO celebration aim to strengthen and connect our community and foster partnerships between Portsmouth residents and members of the Police Department. Sponsored by the Citywide Neighborhood Committee and the Portsmouth Police Department, NNO is an evening outdoors filled with social activities and block parties.


Portsmouth Police are going to get HUGGED!

July 19, 2018

Visit from, Rosalyn Baldwin

Rosalyn’s quest to visit police departments in all 50 states gets a little closer to completion this week as she visits the Portsmouth Police Department this Thursday, July 19th.  Rosalyn is heading to New England this week, and will visit the police departments in Boston, Portsmouth, Dover, and Portland.


Motorcycle Community Informational Session

July 7, 2018

On Saturday July 7th, 2018 the Portsmouth Police Department, with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police, will be conducting a motorcycle informational session for the general public at the Masonic Temple Parking Lot located at the corner of Miller Ave. and Middle St.  This session will be held from 9:30am until 1:30pm.



Portsmouth Annual Fireworks Celebration Tuesday, July 3rd

July 3, 2018

The City of Portsmouth and Wilcox Industries will be sponsoring the annual fireworks display on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the South Mill Pond across from the Portsmouth City Hall beginning at 9:15 p.m. sharp; the rain date is scheduled for Thursday, July 5th at the same time. This celebration is an alcohol-free, family event. 


2 Year Old Saved by First Responders 

June 22, 2018

On Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:39pm, Police and Fire Officers of Portsmouth, New Hampshire responded to 325 Little Harbor Road for a report of a two year old trapped in a rock pile. Upon arrival, first responders found a two year old boy pinned between large slabs of stone. Moments before, the child had been playing atop this pile with his grandfather when the slab he was standing on dislodged. This caused the boy to fall forward with the stone he was just standing on, coming to rest on his head.