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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Acting chief reviews Atkinson Department

Brackett may decide to apply for the permanent Atkinson position

ATKINSON — After a month on the job, acting police Chief Al Brackett met with selectmen on Monday night to discuss his first impressions of the department.
Brackett had several suggestions for selectmen, including a major legal concern.
“People have access to our building that shouldn’t,” Brackett said. “We have a responsibility to protect the privacy information of suspects and witnesses. When non-police personnel are in the building, it’s difficult to control that.”
The Elder Services Department has shared the same building as the police department for years. Former police Chief Philip Consentino used to lead both departments.
Town Administrator Bill Innes said Elder Services soon will be moved out of the building.
“It will be moved to the community center,” Innes said. “They should be there within the next two or three weeks. Most of our programs are run out of the community center, that’s the logical place that it should reside.”
Brackett said the police station was not designed to host two departments.
“There needed to be some way to physically separate them,” Brackett said.
Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Downing asked Brackett to step in and serve Atkinson after former acting Chief Patrick Caggiano retired. Brackett is Downing’s chief deputy.
Brackett also suggested to selectmen the department needs more established leadership.
“There needs to be someone in command if the chief’s not present,” he said. “Some days, it can be overwhelming and we don’t have that supervisory assistant that you need. That’s especially important with the decision to go to a part-time chief.”
He cited an independent review done by Municipal Resources Inc. in 2011, which called for two sergeants to serve under the chief.
“One would have responsibilities over patrol, and the other would have both patrol and investigation responsibilities,” Brackett said.
Selectmen on Monday decided to keep the position part time after originally recommending the position be full time.
Brackett, 62, originally said he wasn’t interested in the permanent position, but yesterday said he isn’t ruling it out.
“I only want to work part time,” he said. “It’s something I have to think about.”
Despite the selectmen’s decision, Brackett said he recommends the town have a full-time chief.
“I think that the chief is a CEO of the organization,” he said. “He just can’t go home at the end of the day and just say I’ve done my 25 or 32 hours. He needs to be able to respond if there’s a major crime or a problem with an officer.”
During his brief time in Atkinson, Brackett said, he has been impressed with what the town has to offer.
“There’s a lot of good, young people here at the agency,” he said. “I like working here and the residents have been very receptive to me.”
Other changes which Brackett recommended included the use of stun guns and switching to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s dispatch after hours. The department currently uses Plaistow for dispatching.
“There are some dead spots in Plaistow,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure that they know there’s an alternative.”
Selectman William Baldwin said he agreed with most of Brackett’s comments, but disagreed about changing the dispatch. Baldwin is a lieutenant with the Plaistow police department. He used to be a member of the Atkinson force.
“I think it’s fine as it is,” he said. “Rockingham County handles many towns. If they’re getting a lot of calls, someone is going to be put on hold.”
Innes said the town would take Brackett’s recommendations under consideration, but most decisions will be made by the new chief.
“(Brackett) brings a world of knowledge and world of experience,” he said. “I think the new chief should pay attention to his recommendations.”
Town officials expect to hire a new chief this spring

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone Googled Al Brackett? Interesting reading in the Huffington Post.

Anonymous said...

Because the Huff is known for it's credibility? not.....

Anonymous said...

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home, Dad
I don't know when, but we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then

Anonymous said...

http://timberlaneandsandown.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

Atkinson resident Jack Sapia made a motion to add $750,000 for artificial turf on the football field. But the motion failed after no one else supported it.

NOT ONE PERSON IN THE ROOM VOTED FOR IT, NOT EVEN JACK.

He got boo'd though, by all sides. It was a momnent I'll never forget and one that he should dwell on. If there's a mic in the room he's at it and never has anything constructive to say, always reminding us that he USED to be a political figure.

He showed his true colors and hung his head after this, never to be heard again.

Anonymous said...

If you listened to Jack last nite he did actually have a very reasonable point. His timing was obviously way off and his proposal should have gone through the budget process. I will bet we will see turf over the next few years as it is a cost cutting measure.

Anonymous said...

Jack Sapia has never seen a spending article he didn't like and support.

Sure, dig up the soil, pour in the cement,cover it with artificial grass spending $750,000 of taxpayer money and pay medical expenses of all the kids requiring medical attention for injuries when the hit their head on the cement.

Hey FAT JACK...........why don't you pay for all this out of your own pocket instead of starting a spending "feeding frenzy" when you thought you had the votes?

You didn't have the votes and you got your ego hurt when your own TURNED AGAINST YOU.

Even they were embarrassed to be seen around you let alone support you.

You just don't get it Jack and you will be a further embarrassment should you win a school budget seat.

Say NO to Sapia and YES to keeping your money in your pocketbook where it belongs.

Anonymous said...

Sapia not only embarrassed himself, his family but the Town too! Listening to people as they were leaving, and again today around the water cooler: they don't even want to be around him or get caught talking to him or seen with him. Nice to see that he "outed" himself and his arrogance shown through. Nobody had to prompt him to do it, he did it all by himself.

Big mistake when he tried to embarrass Jim Garrity too! That really backfired on him.

What do you suppose runs through his self serving little mind, to make such a big stupid statement like that? Does he think he is a God?

Think he just killed his chance to get on the budget committee. Know a lot of people that won't vote for him after last night's temper tantrum.

Anonymous said...

Sapia who? He's a blowhard and everybody knows it. Sapia ia a nobody.

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

Anonymous said...

John Boehmer, Speaker of the House alluded to a statement by the head of Heritage Action, who admitted in a television interview that full repeal of Obamacare would not be possible until after the 2016 election.

So the government shutdown costing 20 billion of taxpayer dollars they knew would fail.

“Are you kidding me?” Boehner exclaimed.

Jim Garrity at Timberlane School Deliberative session listens to the AstroTurf money grab guy and exclaims

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!

Motion defeated by unanimous cry of 750 people.

The poor little darlings will not get concussions hitting the AstroTurf covered cement. That's a good thing.

The attempt to bankrupt the homeowner by the blowhard failed. Still the teachers greased their pay checks and the administration /budget committee raised YOUR TAXES insanely cause YOU DID NOT GO TO THE MEETING AND VOTE TO STOP THEM.

Anonymous said...

AstroTurf money grab guy, "But it's only 750,000 dollars, just $500 per homeowner. sob. Get out of my way Jim. It's for the children."

Anonymous said...

I'll vote for that bully for Timberlane School Budget Committee till the cows come home because I WANT my taxes to double. I also will approve in March Teddy the Road Agent's new FULL TIME SALARY and $100,000 dump trucks. Thank you Atkinson Selectmen. What would we do without you?

Anonymous said...

I am voting against the budgets and every single warrant article that has a price tag.

Anonymous said...

I thought I read in yesterdays ET that Brackett now has the chiefs job permanently. Even if its a bag job of some political reasoned appointment its better than the screwball that was the chief.

Anonymous said...

Today we have published police reports for Atkinson. Another set in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

69000 for a part-time chief and no one is asking any questions? Brackett is a close second to Chief Savage, the FT Chief in Plaistow and The good Deputy and Lt over there must be shaking their heads that they didn't apply. Apply who could apply they didn't even advertise for the position, is this legal?

Anonymous said...

We could have used more bodies at the TRSD deliberative session. A lot of those who filled the room chose to not vote once the 'moderator' squelched the request for a secret ballot on the budget.

The next opportunity comes in twelve months. Put your pants on and cast a vote. When the teacher contract comes up, vote the warrant down.

Anonymous said...

We have an opportunity in March. Vote against the school budget. Vote against Sapia. Can you imagine what he would do if he got in? Astro turf the parks and the conservation land.

Anonymous said...

Can you just imagine if Sandown and Danville build their own school!!!!!!!
All that nice huge tax hike will now descend on the Atkinson tax payer that has allowed the thievery going on at Timberline. Atkinson residents have placed the burden on these other towns and someday the hayride will be over.

Anonymous said...

Them teachers yelled in deee-light when they voted up the school money pot by millions. Proud they stuck it to elderly voters. More delight than Asskinson selectmen taking away voters rights by illegally trying to fund a full time police chief and road agent.

There once was a little blockhead who is liked in public, dispised as self serving. Was it the selectman or town administrator who coached the little moron to misquote, misinterpret the Towns Conflict of Interest Petition? That was rotten if I ever seen any.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see Atkinson contract out to Pinkerton or CCHS and leave the sau before the others do it.

Anonymous said...

Were all the teachers and aid at the meeting residents of the towns Timberline schools? If not they shouldn't vote at all..

Anonymous said...

they can vote as residents and they stacked the place voting for their own raises. our representative form of govt is not working for the general public.

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Anonymous said...

My cat is a bully. Sometimes, he intimidates my other cat, who is bigger in size but just hides in the corner. A few times a month, the big cat can’t eat because the bully is guarding the feeding area. I’d like them to be friends. Advice?

Anonymous said...

Advice JS? Sure! Get back in one of your JUNK used car trunks at your dealership next to Cumberland Farms on RT 125 in Plaistow with your mistress and make her fur fly. Get her knocked up again and have another idiot child like the Father and Mother. What Atkinson needs is more idiot cat killers to fill your trunks. Surprised you haven't cut the tails off and attached them to each antenna of your junk cars for advertising.
BTW……..has your mistress found out about your other mistress yet? Think she needs to get a phone call about her?

Question: What smells worse than the carcass of a dead cat?
Answer........JS's mistress! (Both of them)

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Anonymous said...

What if YOUR identity were known?

Who are YOU accusing here?

It sounds like you are accusing someone in particular of writing this when you say "You may have the right to be at least some what offensive here".

You are worse.

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Anonymous said...

I wasn't the one who posted at 9:10 PM but I posted at 9:17 AM today, and you proved my point.

You (and I) cannot distinguish one commenter from another.

Now, you have said bad things against this JS too, but you are criticizing another for doing it, that makes you worse.

Anonymous said...

and children are not born of innocents but they are born innocent. Big difference.

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Anonymous said...

IF you mate two pigs together, you get a pig as the offspring. You mate two idiots together you get an idiot as the offspring. In JS's case you get BOTH! It's biology my dear so get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

It was not a misspelled word, you used the wrong subject in your posting which created a completely different meaning. You dismiss your own stupidity and ignorant remarks and don't excuse the same from another.

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Anonymous said...

Are you on drugs? Yes? Then go away. No? Then stop talking about the child that you don't want talked about. All of the above? Take a writing class.

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Anonymous said...

You don't need clergy, you need an English teacher that can teach you how to write. No one can follow what you are trying to say. What country were you born in and how long have you been here?
Hope you aren't one of those illegals that keep sneaking into our country. If you want to be part of the PC police go back to your own country to do it. We have enough of our own here.

Anonymous said...

he's an age biased hypocrit. thinks belittling one person is ok but not another.

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Anonymous said...

He / She IS the IDIOT JS. Like his idiot dad he's a chip off the old block. Can't spell or write a sentence one can understand. He is his Dad's idiot. The family is full of fur flying, mistress rolling, unintelligent idiots who sell junk cars and can't get over themselves. They all should go back to the old country and raise their idiots there.

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Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the anon.person who said the infant should never have been brought into the attack on JS and his girlfriend. I'm sure I am not the only one who feels and thinks this way.

Anonymous said...

Get back into your trunk JS,( take one of your mistresses too) no one is fooled because you wrote a sentence with correct spelling. Oh, give her some birth control. Don't need anymore idiots running around.

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Anonymous said...

Hey JS, how come you don't have the same last name as your idiot Father? Guess that shows how proud he was when he found out you were on the way. Does the definition of BASTARD apply here? (Idiot Father begets unwanted idiot mule that begets more idiots from rolling around in the truck of junk cars full of dead cats with one of his many mistresses that begets more idiots) What a fine family tradition you come from. Makes one want to PUCK! (Not you though, you think you come from a fine upstanding family of IDIOTS)

Anonymous said...

BANG! Someone hit that nail on the head!

Anonymous said...

To the last two posters, How can you be so sure that since the beginning of your family trees that you aren't the resulting bastards you talk about? Are you absolutely sure all of your own off spring are of your own seed? Remember the story about throwing stones . DNA is a fairly recent proven test. Why not take the time to have it done on all your selves and be sure to include your children.

Anonymous said...

JS finally admits he's a bastard idiot that continues to beget more bastard idiots. He continues the family tradition because that's all he knows. What a poor excuse for a man. End of story.

Anonymous said...

I posted at5:35 a.m. I'm not JS. Try to read and comprehend what I wrote again and then - if you do - take what was written to heart and be sure to get the suggested testing done before you cast your hate filled stones. You point your finger not realizing three fingers point to you . Are you so clean and pure of heart is a question you should ask of yourself.

Anonymous said...

The issue is JS is a bastard who is raising bastards. He has no problem having many mistresses and begetting more bastards. He is dysfunctional and will always be dysfunctional. Defend him all you want but it doesn't change the facts of his dysfunctional family going back generations. It is what it is. Get over yourself. Your PC Police badge is tainted.

Anonymous said...

My pc police badge isn't tainted. It is you who should get over your self. It would seem that you are jealous of JS having what you claim is a stable of women in his life. To be clear ,I am not defending him or his ways of life and actions as you claim. Once again, I do not know him personally. My only real and true intent was to have you stop bringing the child into your hate of JS. When you say JS is a bastard do mean he is of bastard birth? The one thing I will say is that he is raising the child and not the taxpayers public funds of housing ,food health care ,etc . Prove to us all that his own family is dysfunctional and goes back generations . How dysfunctional can he be if he has and does maintain a business. You can't do that and survive especially in todays economy. You just want to keep on and on about him in an attempt to destroy him and the mother of the child. The lowest of low picks on an innocent child to get to someone and that is you . I think your one of the many hypocrites in town who go to ones religious services and pretend to be piously upright in the community because your an insult to christian beliefs.- You'd better hope that JS doesn't get your identity . If he does you'll pay a heavy price in a court of law. At that time your self and family will be looked down on and be destroyed just as you have attempted to do to him. JMHO

Anonymous said...

Are you for real? A used car business is just a line of credit with a bank, its not a real business. You expect him to get the mans identity? hahahahahaha, no way. Hes one of the worst offenders on here, he better watch his words.

Anonymous said...

How dumb can you be!! A business has to have a person [s] to start it by investing in a selling of any product. A business has to pay taxes,,etc to be able to be up an running.You have to be dumb not to have read what was said about the nut case in regards to being caught by JS with their identity being found. I didn't say I expected JS to seek it the identity out . That is up to him to do if he wants. I said for the nut case to be careful of what they say because of legal action can be brought on the nutcase by JS. You must have real comprehension issues in reading and understanding was is in front of you to read. Yes I'm for real but are you?

Anonymous said...

PS You haven't answered the questions I asked of you on 2/25@6:48 and those prior to that. You make accusations with out backing them up . I guess your a spineless low life after all.

Anonymous said...

I don't have to answer your questions and neither does anyone else posting here. You cannot write an intelligent paragraph and you are insulting others? You're rude. Multiple people are posting here and you can't get that thru your head. You are cursing and insulting everyone. Why don't you go post on a Plaistow blog?

Anonymous said...

Are you afraid to answer the prior questions because you may have to admit that you can't be truly honest in answering? You call me rude when in fact the child attacking nut case is the rude one that started all this with their abusing an innocent child by doing so. The nut case calls the child an idiot to get to the parents! Why not give the child a chance to grow to adulthood and then you can judge the then former child . No!!!!! I am not cursing and insulting everyone just the nutcase who is just that for their lack of compassion and understanding that they shouldn't bring the child into an obvious hate for JS and his woman. If you do not like someone you avoid them .If you do not like me for what I've had to say then go away by avoiding my writing here.- I may be lacking in my writing skills however I'm getting my point[s] across to you and others here if you and the supposed others you say are writing here answer back at what I write. I'm inclined to say your the only one answering because the other readers know I'm right about all this . How can you stoop so low as to label a child an idiot when it can not defend itself?

Anonymous said...

Easy because it will grow up and be you. You were born a idiot bastard and grew up to be a big angry idiot bastard that can't write or spell. Not worth the time to spit on. You are a waste AND a waste of time.

Anonymous said...

Hello Im here once again Im back had to take time off from all the autograph shows around the country My paws got so soar I had to sign with both paws. Ive been real frisky as of late tieing up all those big dogs to the oil burner and then having to feed them all whats all this talk about dead cats in trunks the only thing I hide in mine in is dead old hookers I take offense to the cat stuff it makes me not want to purr I may do another show at petco when the weather breaks so sick of snow today was nice went out for long walk jumping over consentino signs love that guy well just wanted to let u all no im back going to tj max and looking 4 a new mirror since i lost a little in my back legs im back lovers good day oh sorry and the puppy bowl sucked

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Anonymous said...

Do you mean suing? You really need to go away and leave 2:41 alone because I am also sick of your blabbering.

Anonymous said...

If it bothers so much then you have the right to go away also.

Anonymous said...

well i held a sign today for the ex chief till my paws got cold . Then i had to listen to one of my female siblings that was in the liter with me complain about her cheating husband well we all no why he was cheating she is a over bearing no it all bitch once again a kitty giving a dog a bad name. Always complaining about changing the liter leaving string everywhere nine times out of ten its the females fault thats why most of the liters dont get married they just purr around. Christ when i left my old feline i had a good old fireworks display and it made me happy. Check back soon Im sure u all missed me check the skys the next few nights bang bang Thanks Dr Phil kitty meow

Anonymous said...

It looks like somebody on Medication Lane will be waking up the neighborhood yet again. How many years has this been going on? Sue him. Gather together and hire a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Well I just woke up and it all started to come to me I am a loserMy husband left me cause I suck my kids dont even want to talk to me. I just dont no what to do. All I gut is my animals and today I think they have been acting weird i think they have been talking to atks finest both my kitties gave me the double paws. Im just sad I live in this big house drive a nice car have a ok job butt even the people at work hate me and everyone nos my neighbors do too. I used to enjoy fireworks now I hate them i just dont no what to do. I think thats why I get in everybodys buisness and think im better then everyone else and im not even close and deep down inside I no that. Maybe someone can help me out oh and it dont help yhat im ugly well thanks for the shoulder

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Anonymous said...

To 3:20 - it sounds like you have a great life. Nice house, job and car and no dead beat man to clean up after. It could be worse. You could have a tiny old house or no house of you own. Your spouse could be lazy and unemployed or both. You might be running out of unemployment or failing at your business. Now if you were mean nasty a liar or a bully, you'd have real big problems. Count your blessings. Take a class too - english.

Anonymous said...

3:20 should spend some time quality at the library learning to spell instead of ridiculing people they envy.

Anonymous said...

Lets c what am I going to wear tnt 4 the fireworks display it wont matter ill be alone my whole family left me and hates me the only people that i may c is the cops and i hate them. Well atleast my pets will enjoy me. I hope there is all kinds of loud ones colorfull ones and I just dont want them to go off to late with all the new little kids in the neighborhood they need there rest Well im going to go read a book on how to get my family back have to go c u tnt bang bang

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Anonymous said...

wear your orange jumpsuit dont forget to check out at the desk use your library card stealing books is a crime so is threatening

Anonymous said...

1:35 is a reason to vote down the timberlane school budget.