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Domestic Violence Information
The Hanover Police Department is dedicated to the protection and service of victims of Domestic Violence. The State of New Hampshire has recognized the serious nature of these crimes and enacted specific statutes that direct the police and empower victims in such matters. We encourage citizens and other to contact us if we can answer questions or provide any service in these areas.
Any persons that are abused (physically, emotionally, or otherwise pursuant to law) in connection with a domestic relationship or setting can expect prompt and professional police service. New Hampshire law mandates that abusers be arrested in the interest of protecting the victim, and to prevent future abuse. It has been determined that police intervention is critical to changing the future behavior of abusers.
Please see the following information about information and assistance available when seeking protective orders.
A victim of domestic violence that occurs in Hanover, NH can obtain a protective order form the 2nd Circuit District Division - Lebanon located at 38 Centerra Parkway in Lebanon, NH. The process involves the completion of an application that identifies the offender and the abuse at issue. A judge will review the application and make a determination regarding the issuance of an order and any related conditions or terms. Directions to the Court and additional information may be obtained by calling 855-212-1234.
A victim of domestic violence that occurs in Hanover, NH outside of court hours can obtain a telephonic order of protection by contacting the Hanover Police Department. The process involves the completion of an application that identifies the offender and the abuse at issue. An on-call judge will review the application and make a determination regarding the issuance of an order and any related conditions or terms. You can contact the Hanover Police Department 24/7 at 603-643-2222.