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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
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
May 10, 2016
Public Hearing, Friday, June 3, Petition to Prohibit the Use of Ski Craft and Gas or Electric Motors on Sky Pond in New Hampton
May 4, 2016
Public Hearing, Monday, June 13, 2016, Petition to Prohibit and/or Restrict Rafting of Boats on Lake Winnipesaukee in Springfield Cove in Wolfeboro
April 25, 2016
An Arrest Has Been Made In Stoddard Brush Fire
Bullet Of Interest
Procurement Information
2015 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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