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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 Kevin O'Brien
Assistant Commissioner Richard C. Bailey, Jr.

Bullet News and Events
August 8, 2016
2016 Law Enforcement Opioid Abuse Reduction Initiative Grant Announcement and Application Process is now open for applications. Please refer to the announcement , application , scoring information and rules at the following location:
July 12, 2016
Petition Seeking to Determine whether the Public Interest Requires the use of Mooring Permits within Pierce Lake located in Hillsboro and Antrim, New Hampshire
May 18, 2016
Public Hearing, Friday, June 17, Petition to Establish a "No Wake Zone" in the area known as Jenness Cove on Lake Waukewan
Bullet Of Interest
FirstNet New Hampshire
Procurement Information
2016 & 2017 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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