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The Department of Safety is the second largest department of state government, with more than 1,600 full-time, part-time, non-classified, and seasonal employees functioning in both uniformed and civilian capacities throughout the State. The Department affects the lives of all New Hampshire residents and visitors by enforcing criminal, motor vehicle and boating laws, and providing for fire safety, fire and emergency medical training, emergency communications and disaster planning. Established by the New Hampshire General Court in 1961, the Department consists of the divisions of Administration, Motor Vehicles, State Police, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Emergency Services and Communications, Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Safety.

The Vision of the Department of Safety

To make New Hampshire the safest state in the Nation with the highest quality of life for all.

The Mission of the Department of Safety

The mission of the Department of Safety is to continually enhance the safety, security and quality of life in New Hampshire through professional, collaborative and innovative service to all.

Commissioner Robert L. Quinn
Assistant Commissioner Richard C. Bailey, Jr.
Assistant Commissioner Eddie Edwards


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