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The multi-faceted mission of the Department of Safety encompasses protection of the lives and safety and preservation of the quality of life of New Hampshire citizens and visitors to our state on the highways, on the waterways, and in their homes and businesses. We enforce motor vehicle and highway safety laws, criminal laws, commercial vehicle regulations, fire safety, building and equipment safety laws and regulations, and boating safety laws and rules. We also provide enhanced 911 emergency communications statewide, and are responsible for homeland safety and emergency management activities.


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Commissioner John Barthelmes
Assistant Commissioner Earl Sweeney

Bullet News and Events
January 7, 2015
Keep Safe and Warm This Winter
January 6, 2015
State HSEM and DHHS Offer Precautions Against Extreme Wind Chill
January 5, 2015
New Hampshire Department of Safety Launches Free Emergency Alert Mobile App
Bullet Of Interest
2014 Homeland Security Grants
NH Information Analysis Center
DMV Warns of Unofficial License Renewal Websites
Boating Education Program
Fire Safe Cigarette Law

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