Frequently Asked Questions


How do I obtain a pistol permit?

In order to obtain a pistol permit from the Newfields Police Department, applicants must be a resident and must fill out an application which can be picked up at the police department. A background check will be completed and a decision will be made by the Chief of Police within ten business days. There is a non-negotiable $10.00 fee for all pistol permits due upon pickup.


Can my house be checked while I’m away?

Absolutely. The process is quite easy actually. Residents should contact a representative of the Newfields Police Department between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday through Friday for the purposes of providing us with some particulars about your residence (IE. will the lights be on a timer, will there be a vehicle in the driveway, will anyone be visiting or taking care of the residence while you are away, etc.). These questions will help us better serve you and keep your property safe while you are away.


I am interested in becoming a police officer in Newfields.  How do I go about it? 

The first thing that an interested applicant must do is submit a resume and cover letter. We will accept these when we have openings.  After, applicants are required to engage in the testing process which includes: written test (through Great Bay Community College), physical agility test, oral board, background investigation, psychological examination, medical examination, and polygraph examination.  


Can I get a police patch from the Newfields Police Department?

The Newfields Police Department does not trade or sell its patches.