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Police Department

The Sandwich Police Department is a community-oriented police department that provides both traditional and non-traditional police services to the residents and visitors of our community. Sandwich is a safe community, and a very desirable place to visit or live. This is a direct result of the continuing involvement that men, women and children in our community have with the town, and the Police Department's commitment to providing our citizens with increasing value in services and improvements.

The Sandwich Police Department promotes a philosophy that encourages the citizens of Sandwich to take an active role in establishing and promoting a safe community. We are constantly looking for new ways to make our community a safe one, and help improve the quality-of-life for Sandwich citizens, businesses and tourists. You can be assured that your Police Department will be aggressive towards any crime, big or small. Always remember that YOU are also part of our department. We urge you to report any suspicious activities or persons to the Department immediately. Along with your neighbors, we thank you for your continued support and assistance.

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Left to right: Officer Shawn Varney, Chief Karl Koch, Sergeant Andrew Lipson, Officer James Fogarty
Emergency: 911
Dispatch: (603) 284-7777
Fax: (603) 284-9209

Do Not Report in-progress or immediate service calls to officer's voice mails, via e-mail or facebook. For these types of calls contact our dispatch (603) 284-7777 or call 911. The police department does not reply to any complaint via facebook. Be advised that if you send a message to the department regarding an inquiry or non-emergency report by e-mail that it is not regularly checked by officers. The best way to have a response to any call is contact our dispatch center at (603) 284-7777.

PO Box 272
68 Maple Street
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

The Sandwich Police Department utilizes several social media and other resources to get information out to you:

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To receive up to date traffic delays road closures or other current community event information visit Nixle and register your phone and/or e-mail at their web site:

This is an alert system that is utilized without the issuance of or in conjunction with an Amber or Silver Alert. This can be used to locate lost children or elderly persons. The alert system will give you vital information and numbers to call to assist us in locating the person we are looking for. The alert system works with both land-line and cell phones. To learn more about A Child is Missing or to register your phone number visit their website at: 

The Sandwich Police Department is also a member of several professional and community organization to help bring the best possible service to you:

New Hampshire 211: For everyday needs and difficult times, 211 is your connection to thousands of resources available in NH. 211 is the number to dial when you need help and you don't know where to call. By dialing 211 information is much easier to find. 211 is free and confidential anywhere in NH. You receive person to person assistance. Assistance is available 24/7 with translation assistance in over 150 languages. Toll Free outside NH: 866-444-4211