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The Records Division maintains incidents, case reports, accident reports, evidence logs, and other information. They respond to requests for copies of reports, process pistol carry licenses for Hanover residents, and research and prepare letters of good conduct. In addition to records duties, the Records Coordinator also provides administrative support to the Prosecutor's Office.
You may request a copy of a police report in which you are involved by contacting the Records Division or submitting a records request online. Police Reports may require some time for processing depending on the nature of the case. Fees may apply.
Accident reports are typically available 10 business days after being reported. To receive a copy for insurance purposes, provide your insurance company with your case number and they will request it from us. If you do not know your case number contact the Records Division during normal business hours or call our Dispatch center outside of normal hours. If you wish to request a copy for your personal use a fee may apply; contact the Records Division or submit a records request online.
If you did not report your accident to the Hanover Police Department at the time it occurred we cannot create a police report. However, you may still be required to report it to the NH Department of Motor Vehicles. You can find information on reporting requirements and the self-report accident form on their website.
The cost of a report produced by the Hanover Police Department may be charged at $0.25 per page. Please note the Hanover Police Department can only accept cash (exact change required) or checks made payable to the Town of Hanover. If you wish to ascertain the expected fee for a report please contact the Records Coordinator.
Criminal Background Checks
In New Hampshire, Criminal Background Checks are performed by the NH Department of Safety. Please visit their website for more information and to fill out the necessary form.
Good Citizen Letter
While the Police Department cannot perform criminal background checks for individuals, the Records Division can provide a "Good Citizen Letter" to past and present residents of Hanover when applicable. The Records Coordinator requires a request in writing with your Name, Address, Phone, Date of Birth, and Social Security Number. You can also fill out the form online.
Resident Pistol Permits
Hanover residents may submit an application for a Pistol / Revolver License for concealed carry of a firearm. The fee is $10 and the license is valid for 5 years. You must submit a New Hampshire State Form.
Out-of-state residents must go through the NH Department of Safety. Please visit their website for more information.