Police respond to 3 incidents at Sununu Youth Services Center since Friday night

The Department of Health and Human Services said police assisted Sununu Youth Services Center staff in three incidents on Friday night and Saturday morning. DHHS said in a statement Saturday that everyone was safe. They did not report whether any injuries resulted from the altercations. The department said the “escalations” that teams have responded to are “common in a locked down, secure setting with a resident population of individuals with a history of serious and violent crime.” a national trend. “While staffing during these escalations met federal standards, it was difficult to address the escalations that did occur,” DHHS said. Police responded to similar calls in August. The department said staff calling for police backup is not common, but is “standard operating procedure” when staff need it. DHHS said New Hampshire State Police and the Manchester Police Department responded to the scene.

The Department of Health and Human Services said police assisted Sununu Youth Services Center staff in three incidents on Friday night and Saturday morning.

DHHS said in a statement Saturday that everyone was safe. They did not report whether any injuries resulted from the altercations.

The department said the “escalations” that teams have responded to are “common in a locked down, secure setting with a resident population of individuals with a history of serious and violent crime.”

DHHS said the center was having staffing issues, which they say is a national trend.

“Although staffing during these escalations met federal standards, it was difficult to address the escalations that did occur,” DHHS said.

Police responded to similar calls in August.

The department said staff calling for police backup is not common, but is “standard operating procedure” when staff need it.

DHHS said New Hampshire State Police and the Manchester Police Department responded to the scene.

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