Welcome to the website of the Dover, New Hampshire Police Department.
It is my opinion that you are exploring the website of one of the finest Police Departments in the country. We pride ourselves on professional and courteous service to all individuals. I believe that the imaginative and creative programs that you can learn about here are clear examples of our commitment to our City.
Should you have any comments or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr.
Chief of Police
Dover Police Department
46 Locust Street
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
FOR EMERGENCY, DIAL 911
Non Emergency Phone: (603) 742-4646
Fax: (603) 749-3956
The hours in the Dover Police Department’s Records Bureau have changed. Records is now open Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.
The mission of the Dover Police Department is to enforce the laws of society, maintain order, protect life and property, deliver quality service to the community, and to assist the public-at-large in a manner consistent with the rights and dignity of all persons as provided for by law and under the Constitution of the United States and the State of New Hampshire.
Law Enforcement Accreditation
The Dover Police Department is an Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency that has been found to be in full compliance with all of the professional standards established by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA is a non-profit agency founded in 1979 to establish a series of professional standards for law enforcement agencies throughout the world.
The Dover Police Department was the 62nd agency in the United States and the 1st New Hampshire Police Department to gain accredited status, and has been accredited since March, 1988. In addition to this distinction, the Dover Police Department was the first agency to be awarded the New Hampshire State Multi-Level Accredited status by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council.
The Dover Police Department provides Law Enforcement services to a growing community of just under 30,000 people. In an average year, the Police Department responds to over 27,000 calls for police service, makes over 1,140 arrests for criminal offenses and issues over 2,700 citations for traffic offenses. The City of Dover enjoys one of the lowest rates of serious crime in the entire region.