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 Chestnut Street
Dover, New Hampshire 03820-3396
Fax: (603) 749-3956
The Dover Police Department is actively seeking qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should click the Career Opportunities link to the left to learn more. Certified police officers are encouraged to contact Sergeant Mark Collopy at (603) 742-4646 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The City of Dover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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.
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 over 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.