2017 Award Ceremony
The Portsmouth Police Department hosted its 4th annual awards and promotion ceremony on Thursday September 28, 2017 at the Glen Manor House. During this event the following officers were formally sworn into the ranks:
Lieutenant Maryanne D. Perry
Lieutenant Mark J. Mooney
Sergeant Michael J. Morse
Sergeant John D. Cahoon
Detective Inspector Patrick J. O’Neill
Detective Inspector Lee G. Trott
Probationary Patrol Officer Daniel J. Felice
Probationary Patrol Officer Amanda R. Weaver
The following officers received awards by Chief Thomas Lee:
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
The meritorious service award is given to members of the department who on any given occasion during the year display a high degree of initiative, professionalism and/or bravery during the performance of their duties.
Detective Inspector Lee Trott
During this evaluation period, Officer Trott, who was assigned to the patrol division, issued 344 traffic citations and arrested 127 individuals who violated our laws. He has worked tirelessly in his efforts to enforce our laws and ordinances in order to keep Portsmouth one of the safest communities in the state. In addition, Officer Trott taught criminal procedure to our citizens’ police academy and volunteered to transport residents on police ride a longs. His interactions with our citizens are courteous and friendly and always respectful and professional. As a member of the United States Marshalls task force, Officer Trott has worked with federal, state and local authorities to track down violent offenders from the region who have fled or gone into hiding to avoid prosecution. His efforts have brought dozens of offenders to justice as well as comfort to the victims of these criminal offenders.
The Chief’s award is presented to a member of the department for a noteworthy act in the performance of their duties, or police work that exemplifies excellence.
Animal Control Officer Elizabeth Futoma
ACO Futoma has been a member of the Portsmouth Police Department since August 2016. During her short time here Officer Futoma has set a new standard of productivity and professionalism for her position. Officer Futoma works diligently each day and gladly accepts every assignment that comes her way. Her dedication has resulted in an increase in Animal Control activity as Officer Futoma works to enforce our animal ordinances in town. Ms. Futoma follows through on every complaint, providing excellent service to the residents of Portsmouth. Her work is thorough and her interactions with our community are always friendly, courteous and professional. Ms. Futoma has proven herself to be a valuable asset to this department as well as the citizens we all serve.
DUI TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARD
The DUI traffic Safety Award is presented to a member of the department who diligently works to enforce our DUI laws and improve the safety of the streets and highway within the Town of Portsmouth.
Patrol Officer James C. Francis
During this past evaluation period, Officer Francis had 21 DUI arrests. He has worked diligently for our department to keep our streets and roadways in Portsmouth safe, staying especially vigilant for motorists who are operating while impaired. Officer Francis has been recognized by AAA New England as a traffic safety hero for his work in DUI enforcement and traffic safety. His efforts have helped to protect our citizens from the potential harm of these careless and criminal offenders. His career arrests for driving while intoxicated now total over 50.
Patrol Officer Ryan A. Goyette
During this past evaluation period, Officer Goyette had 13 DUI arrests. He also has worked diligently for our department to keep our streets and roadways in Portsmouth safe, staying especially vigilant for motorists who are operating while impaired. Officer Goyette has been recognized by AAA New England as a traffic safety hero for his work in DUI enforcement and traffic safety. His efforts have helped to protect our citizens from the potential harm of these careless and criminal offenders. His career arrests for driving while intoxicated now total over 50.
COMPETITIVE SHOOTING AWARD
Detective Inspector Lee G. Trott
The Portsmouth Police Department has continued a long standing tradition of having a shooting competition at the department. This competition measures an officer’s skill and accuracy in handling our duty firearms. During this years’ competition, one officer stood out as the officer who excelled during the event. That officer was Detective Inspector Lee Trott