Hudson N.H. Police Department
One of the goals of the Hudson Police Department, specifically second shift or “B Squad,” is to reach out and inform the public regarding issues we deal with on a daily basis. My name is Matthew Topper and I am a Master Patrol Officer with the town of Hudson. I have been an Officer for approximately five and a half years and currently work the 3pm-11pm shift. I consider the investigation into the use, distribution and sale of narcotics and illegal substances a strong passion of mine.
As many of you already know, the State of New Hampshire is currently suffering from an opioid crisis. New Hampshire has one of the highest overdose rates per 100,000 people in the United States. The Town of Hudson is not immune to this issue. Drug use has consequences to not only the people who are using narcotics or illegal substances but more often than not, family members, specifically children suffer as well. Illegal drug activity plays a key role in many of the other crimes we deal with in the Town of Hudson such as theft and burglaries. Investigating and deterring issues related with illegal narcotics use and distribution is extremely difficult for Law Enforcement to deter without help from the public. The smallest amount of information can be crucial to a Law Enforcement Investigation. Although, public opinion often dictates that helping Law Enforcement makes someone a “rat” you never know if that small bit of information may save the lives of several people.
Anyone can call and leave an anonymous tips related to suspicious activity or possible drug related activity by calling 603-594-1150 (Crime Line). You can also call the Hudson Police Department (603-886-6011) and request advice if a family member or close friend is suffering from addiction and wants to get help. I personally would be more than happy assisting anyone who needs direction for themselves or a loved one on how to get help. If someone is not comfortable discussing the issue over the phone or at the Hudson Police Station, please approach me and I would be more than happy to help. I work the south end of Town and am often in the parking area of Wal-Mart. You can also reach me via email at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you may have. The Hudson Police Department takes these issues very seriously and want to be able to best serve the citizens of Hudson, so please reach out and help us make the Town of Hudson a great place to live.