Public Resources

Important Public Information, Tip Lines, Helpful Advice Regarding Personal Safety

Child Safety Seats

If you have questions about child safety seats, or you would like to schedule an appointment to have a safety seat installed, please contact Sergeant David Zemotel, [email protected], or Office Adam Hill, [email protected].

Please check the website for upcoming Child Safety Seats Events scheduled in the community throughout the year.

Crime Prevention

Businesses in the Town of Hanover are advised to provide the Hanover Police Department with the most up-to-date contact information for emergency purposes. Business forms are available on our Applications and Forms page. For any questions about crime prevention, please contact our Crime Prevention Officer, Adam Hill, [email protected], or call 781-826-3231, ext. 2075.

Domestic Violence 209A

If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence and needs to talk to an officer please, visit the station and talk to a police officer on patrol. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Click the link below for a brochure from Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz for Domestic Violence infomation and questions and answers.x

Elderly Scams

More and more everyday are elderly population is being targeted for scams and schemes by questionable individuals daily. These suspects take advantage of the elderly and target them for their personal savings and lack of technical awareness among other things. Our friends at has put together a site to try to assist and inform our senior residents about some of these scams. Visit their page by clicking here.

Firearms Permits and LTC

If you are looking to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms (LTC) or a Firearms Identification Card (FID), please view our Firearms Permits and LTC information.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is the unlawful use of another person’s personal information, such as name and date of birth, credit card numbers, Social Security number, or driver’s license information for the purpose of committing fraud or some other form of deception.  It is one of the fastest growing forms of criminal conduct in the United States.  The Federal Trade Commission has estimated that 43% of fraud committed in the United States in 2002 was related to identity theft.  Although the unauthorized use of another person’s identity is in itself a crime under federal and Massachusetts law, it is almost always a means of committing other crimes such as bank fraud, check fraud, credit card fraud, Internet fraud, the fraudulent obtaining of loans, or the avoidance of criminal prosecution. Learn more about identity theft and how to report a crime.

R.A.D. Self Defense For Women Classes

Rape Aggression Defense Program

Hanover Police Department offers R.A.D. (Self Defense for Women) classes thoughout the year. This class educates women on self defense tactics and requires physical participation. It is taught by certified instructors of the Hanover Police Department. If you have questions, please contact Sgt. James Smith of the Hanover Police Department at 781-826-3231 ext. 2052.

Record Requests

Effective January 1, 2017

To request records from the Hanover Police Department, you may download a records request form or visit the police station for hard copies. All record requests will be subject to approval of the Prosecutor, Records Access Officer, Lieutenant, or Chief of Police. For additional information, please see our Records Requests.

Tow Releases

If your vehicle has been towed, please view our information regarding tow releases.

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