Awards Ceremony

It is with great pleasure and true respect that the Hinsdale Police Department honored several Fire Fighters, Rescue Inc. EMS providers and Hinsdale Police Officers for their professionalism and true dedication to the community of Hinsdale.

On April 18, 2016, the Hinsdale Police Department honored these heroes for their life saving efforts during two calls in the month of March.  Both of these emergency calls resulted in life saving measures including CPR and use of the Automated External Defibrillator.  Those recognized with the Hinsdale Police Department Life Saving Award are listed below.  It should also be noted that multiple other Fire Fighters and Police personnel also assisted with other tasks outside of patient care and their service is not unrecognized.

March 18, 2016 Cardiac Arrest Call 
Hinsdale Police –
Corporal Joshua Murray
Officer Timothy Richmond
Hinsdale Fire 
Asst. Chief Terry Zavorotny
Lieutenant Jason Antos
Fire Fighter Jon Bobak
Fire Fighter Kevin Cole
Fire Fighter Patricia Lachenal
Rescue Inc
Paramedic Isaac Smith
EMT Brittany Miner
March 28, 2016 Motor Vehicle Accident/Cardiac Arrest Call
Hinsdale Police
Lieutenant David Eldridge
Hinsdale Fire 
Chief Jay Matuszewski
Lieutenant Jason Antos
Fire Fighter Ben Aither
Fire Fighter Patricia Lachenal
Rescue Inc. 
Paramedic Isaac Smith
Lieutenant Nick Bergeron
Paramedic Christine Hume

PRESS COVERAGE –

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On December 19, 2015

On December 19, 2015 at approximately 2:40 PM Hinsdale Police, Hinsdale Fire, Rescue Inc. and Chesterfield Police responded to a 2 car motor vehicle collision on Brattleboro Road at the intersection of Mountain Road. Upon investigation it was determined that Kim Tae, 68, of Brattleboro, VT, was traveling east on Brattleboro Road following a vehicle operated by Theodora Bouboulis, 53, of Brattleboro, VT. Bouboulis stopped in the roadway to turn onto Mountain Road when Kim impacted the rear of Bouboulis’s vehicle. There were no injuries and this case remains under investigation.

Dedication of New Police Facility

In the fall of 2012 a great opportunity came before the town when the Major’s approached the town with an offer to donate their buildings and land to the town. In December of 2012 the town held a public hearing and accepted the donation from the Majors. It cannot be stated clearly enough that without this donation the desire of the town and need for a new facility to be on Main Street would not have come true. We have recognized this by placing an engraved granite bench in recognition of the Major’s land contribution in front of the building. We thank them for their generous donation and making this facility a reality.

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In March of 2013 the taxpayers of the Town spoke loud and clear voting to approve the construction of a new police facility on the Major property.

Throughout 2013 the town officials worked tirelessly to purchase the property of 12 Main Street and address boundary issues and prepare the legal paperwork to begin with the demolition and construction process.

 

 

I would also like to make a special thank you to all of the highway and water department crews for their help. They have been instrumental in helping us make this building a success and their hard work has saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars.


In 2001 the Hinsdale Police Department was faced with the need to hire a new Chief and leader. After a lengthy process we were blessed with the hiring of Chief Wayne Gallagher. Over the next 11 years Chief Gallagher took our police department to a new level and made us a benchmark agency in many areas. He is an outstanding leader, mentor, teacher, friend and co-worker. Chief Gallagher brought out the best in us, encouraged us to take on new roles, trusted our abilities and made them better.

On a personal note I can say that he became someone I have immense respect and admiration for and my career and success would not have been possible if it was not for him personally mentoring me and our friendship.

Over 6 years ago Chief Gallagher also had a dream to move us into a new police station. He designed the building, worked hard to come up with out of the box ideas and did what he could to push for this building. In April of 2012 he retired as our Chief having not completed his final dream of leaving us with a new building.

Well, 8 short months later his dream became a reality. Chief Gallagher did not abandoned us though and right up until a few weeks ago he and I spent many hours building lockers and working inside of his building.

In recognition of Chief Gallagher’s outstanding leadership it is with great honor that I dedicate this facility to Chief Wayne Gallagher. We have created a commemorative plaque that will be displayed in our front lobby for all to see when they come to visit us.

Wayne…. thank you for all you have done for us and this will always be your building and you will always be our Chief.

Listen to the WTSA Press Release for this dedication –

2017 Citizen’s Police Academy

The Hinsdale Police Department is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2017 Citizen’s Police Academy.  The dates and times for this course have not yet been established however; it is anticipated the course will begin in late spring.

The Citizens Public Safety Academy provides an exciting opportunity for community members to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Public Safety. Students will learn from our public safety personnel on such topics as Patrol Procedures, Emergency Medicine, Criminal Investigations, Officer Safety, The Use of Deadly and Non-Deadly Force, Criminal Procedure, Computer Forensics, Weapons Safety, TASER, Body Cameras, and more. It is designed to give the participants an overview of the various aspects of the Hinsdale Department’s function and basic operational procedures.

There is no cost to students to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy. Students will be certified in AED, Adult & Child CPR and Basic First Aid. This course may require some physically demanding activity as there will be hands-on training as well as simulated practical situations for the students to get a first-hand experience of law enforcement.

There will be a graduation dinner at the completion of the program and certificates issued to those who have met all requirements. Students must attend seven out of the eight weekly classes to successfully complete the program.

The Academy is eight- (8) consecutive weeks meeting one evening a week from 6:00-9:00 PM and three- (3) weekend courses meeting from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Locations and times may vary/change depending upon the course instruction. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Live or work in the Hinsdale area.
  • No felony convictions, Assault or Domestic Violence (Misdemeanor or Felony) convictions.

A background check will be performed to confirm eligibility. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Acceptance is based upon qualifications and background. There is no cost to participate.

Must complete the 2-page application.

New Police Department is Open!

The Hinsdale Police Department is pleased to report that our new police facility is open. We will be having an open house on December 5, 2015 between 9:00 AM and 5 PM.  There will be comments and a dedication ceremony beginning at 10:00 AM. To everyone who helped make this new facility a reality we all cannot thank you enough for your support.

Chief Todd Faulkner