Hudson - Litchfield News | April 6, 2012 - 11 ‘Pink Dreamers’ Raising Funds Outdoors
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submitted by the Carney Family This past weekend, a group of friends known as the “Pink Dreamers” were out selling hot chocolate, lemonade, and pastries to raise money for Breast Cancer. Maddy Pitre, Hannah Truesdel, Olivia True, Hailey Thomas, Georgi Carney, and Morgan Smith are students at Hudson Memorial. They have raised $300 so far towards their goal of $1,000 to donate to breast cancer.
Pitre is responsible for creating these bake sales, and the girls plan on holding another one in the future. Pitre’s goal is to present the check at the breast cancer walk, and hopes to participate in the walk sometime. “I think I could do it. I have run 2 miles, but I think I could walk 60,” Pitre said. The young ladies are unsure of when they will hold their next bake sale, but hope they can reach their eventual goal in the near future.
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with Excellence” award. This represents less than three police departments out of 1,000 police departments in the United Stated that have earned this distinction. These police departments are the best of the best in the nation. NH’s Attorney General Michael A Delaney, commented, “I would like to congratulate the Hudson Police Department for their CALEA Accreditation with Excellence. Very few law enforcement agencies in the Nation achieve these results. It is a testament to the work of the HPD. The Hudson Police Department works hard, daily, to ensure and provide the safety and well-being of their citizens. This award recognizes that effort.” “The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence” states CALEA. CALEA’s specifi c goals are to strengthen crime
prevention and control capabilities, formalize essential management procedures; establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices, improve service delivery, solidify interagency cooperation and coordination, and increase community and staff confi dence in the agency. “The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model; once implemented, it presents the Chief Executive Offi cer (CEO), on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the effi cient use of resources and improves service delivery - regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency” continues CALEA.
During the examination and review, a team of assessors “examined all aspects of the Hudson Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services” commented Hudson Police Chief, Jason Lavoie. “Verifi cation by the team that the Hudson Police Department meets the Commissions’ state- of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation after having received the initial National Accreditation in March 2003. Re-accreditation is for three years, during which the HPD must submit “annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it is initially accredited. During the Public Hearing held in the Board of Selectmen’s Room at Town Hall, town employees and BOS both commented on the level of HPD’s “professionalism, courtesy, and respect” afforded by HPD offi cers. Hudson resident Steve Nute commented that “As a parent … interaction with the police is critical. They are role models and their visibility is vital.” Of the 479 CALEA standards,
CALEA has an additional set of 1,200 bullet, or additional standards with which the Hudson Police Department must comply. Of those mandatory
set of standards, the Hudson Police Department had zero non-compliance concerns. In addition, of the applied discretion standards or areas where something in the wording of a standard had changed, only 1 concern was notated, and that was “minor” commented the Assessors. “CALEA is my passion,” commented Chief
Lavoie to the Board of Selectmen. “If we do not earn our accreditation, I will resign my position as Chief of Police” when interviewed for the position of Hudson Police Chief just over three years ago. We will hold ourselves to a higher standard and anything less is unacceptable.” Chief Lavoie, along with his team of dedicated and committed personnel, did better than being reaccredited. Together, the police department is one of only 47 departments to have achieved the Award of Excellence. To earn CALEA’s Accreditation with Excellence
Award, police departments must go above and beyond the expected written criteria. Police Departments must demonstrate that they not only embrace the disciplines of CALEA, they must also demonstrate that they are continually improving their operations, their policing, and their interaction with the community. The Hudson Police department: • Demonstrated excellence in the development and implementation of contemporary policy and procedure.
• Demonstrated excellence in the ability to use the CALEA Accreditation process as a tool for continuous organizational improvement.
• Demonstrated excellence in the collection, review and analysis of organizational data for the purpose of public safety service improvement.
• Demonstrated advocacy for CALEA Accreditation as a strategy for enhancing the professional standing of public safety.
• Demonstrated excellence in addressing the intent of CALEA standards, beyond compliance.
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the Water Than Expected When it comes to fi nding time to fi sh, many anglers dream big at the beginning of each year. However, making all of their plans happen is a bit more of a challenge. That was the case last year as reported by anglers in a survey conducted by AnglerSurvey.com
. When asked if they fi shed more, less or as much as expected, 45 percent of participating anglers said they made it out “less.” Conversely, less than 27 percent of anglers made it out more than expected and only 28 percent made it out as much as expected. Southwick Associates recently provided key research for “On the Fence About Fishing: A Study of Why Anglers Do and Don’t Fish and What Will Get Then on the Water,” a study that examined the reasons anglers fi sh less or quit fi shing altogether, as well as what activities they participated in instead of fi shing. The study was conducted on behalf of the American Sportfi shing Association. The key factor cited in the report was “not enough time.” That report can be viewed at www.southwickassociates.com
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Steve Malizia, Hudson Town Administrator; Jamie Lee Iskra, Information Manager; Roger Coutu, Hudson Board of Selectmen Chairman; Chief Jason Lavoie, Lt. Kevin DiNapoli, Master Patrol Offi cer Rachel McGowen, Sgt. John McGregor, and Captain Bob Tousignant accept their award from CALEA.
• Demonstrated organizational culture supportive of CALEA Accreditation.
• Accreditation assessment demonstrating standards compliance and accreditation process success.
Additionally, the following technical criteria must be met by the agency for consideration: • Must have a minimum of two previous consecutive accreditation awards.
• Must not have conditions or noncompliance issues on most recent past award.
• Must not have noncompliance issues, or be recommended for conditions on current assessment.
• Current Assessment Report must have limited fi le maintenance and applied discretion issues. • Current Assessment Report must not have issues
involving life, safety, and security standards.
• Must not currently be affected by issues that detract from the tenets or goals of accreditation. “What is important to me is that we have
reached beyond our four walls and have acknowledged to the residents of Hudson that we will hold ourselves accountable and that we will keep our promise” continued Chief Lavoie. “Our entire HPD team of sworn offi cers and civilian personnel are committed to that promise. And, it is through that commitment, above and beyond their daily duties, that has offered us the opportunity to earn this award and respect from CALEA. Being re- accredited is a symbol that we kept our promises.” “We are a team. And, it took a team to earn this distinguished recognition.”
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