The Strategic Plan discusses the initiatives, goals, and standards of the Police Department for 2016. The main focus areas of the plan are Professional Standards, Policing, Staffing, Technology, Professional Development, Facilities, and Administration.
Body Cam Study
The Portsmouth Police Commission created a sub-committee in 2018, comprised of three commissioners, citizens and representatives from the police department to review the pros and cons of equipping officers with "body-worn cameras". The report includes a summary of the sub-committee meeting discussion points, research findings and voting results.
Blue Ribbon Efficiency Reports
Reports from the Operational Efficiencies Committee, which was charged with "determining opportunities for operational efficiencies in all departments of City government and reporting back to the City Council with findings and/or recommendations for operational efficiencies".
Read the Blue Ribbon Efficiency Reports
Spatial Needs Report
The Portsmouth Police Department currently occupies 38,000 NSF1 (roughly 48,000 GSF2) in the former Portsmouth Regional Hospital building which is located at 3 Junkins Avenue. In 1991, the Department moved from 28 Penhallow Street. The current location is part of a renovated Municipal complex that includes the City Hall. The Police Department occupies portions of the lower three floors of the former hospital, which was designed in 1975.