William Shupe, Chief of Police
20 Court Street
Exeter, NH 03833
For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Exeter Police Establish Problem Oriented Police Officer (P.O.P. Officer)
EXETER — Chief William Shupe is pleased to announce that Officer Bruce Page has been selected as the Exeter Police Department’s new Problem Oriented Police Officer (P.O.P. Officer).
Problem Oriented Policing is an approach that requires police to be proactive in identifying underlying problems which can be targeted to reduce crime and disorder at their roots. As the newest designee, Officer Page will focus solely on problems of concern to the community, and seek to build and maintain relationships with established organizations in Exeter.
Officer Page has served with the Exeter Police Department since 2004. During his career in Exeter, Officer Page has served as both a detective and a field training officer. He began his career as a part-time officer with the Hampton, N.H. Police Department. Officer Page also graduated in the top 10 percent of his police academy class.
“Officer Page will have time to dedicate to community issues and analyze what is best for our community as a whole,” Chief Shupe said. “Residents can think of Officer Page as thier Community Police Officer. His appointment will be incredibly beneficial to Exeter.”
Officer Page will be assigned to the department’s Staff Division. He can be reached at 603-772-1212 or [email protected].