Welcome to the West Newbury Police Department website!
Message from the Chief:
On behalf of the West Newbury Police Department, I’d like to welcome you to our website. Here you will find information on the department and its personnel, resources for emergency situations and community policing initiatives, and a news blog that documents happenings in town.
Since joining the West Newbury Police Department in 2016, my goal has been to further our community policing initiative by designing programs that create a better dialogue between our officers and the residents we serve.
In the spring of 2016, we rolled out the “Good Morning West Newbury Program,” a telephone reassurance initiative offered by the department that collaborates with the West Newbury Council on Aging and community members to conduct well-being checks for seniors or disabled adults living alone.
We also invite all community members to join us for our annual “Coffee with a Cop” meeting, where West Newbury residents can talk with police officers in a comfortable, welcoming setting.
Our police department is proud to serve the West Newbury community. I encourage everyone to utilize the resources found on this website and contact us at 978-363-1212 with questions.
Chief Reed Bio:
Chief Arthur Reed joined the West Newbury Police Department on Jan. 25, 2016 and brought with him more than 30 years of progressive police experience. Chief Reed’s career began in 1984 as a patrol officer for the Exeter Police Department in New Hampshire, and since then he has progressed in a variety of more responsible roles including a role as a detective with both the Exeter and Epping Police Departments.
In 2002, Chief Reed was appointed chief of the Newfields, N.H. Police Department and served as the Acting Newfields Town Administrator from 2006 to 2009 and the Newfields Deputy Emergency Management Agency Director from 2005 to 2016.
Chief Reed holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Hampshire. He also served as the President of the New Hampshire D.A.R.E. Officer’s Association and President of the Rockingham County Police Chiefs Association.