Mission Statement
The Dover Police Department is concerned about our citizens, committed to our jobs, and dedicated to community oriented policing.


Concerned, Committed and Community Oriented

The Dover Police Department is a community responsive law enforcement organization that is committed to adhere to the ethical standards of the law enforcement profession and place our concerns for the welfare of the citizens of this community above personal concerns while rendering police services. We support and abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

The Dover Police Department's main objective is to maintain a high quality of life that exist in the town and we are committed to that effort. We actively seek opportunities for changes leading to improve police service.

The Dover Police Department is responsible for protecting the citizens of Dover from crime; investigating and apprehending those suspected of violating the law within the city limits; enforcing city ordinances and providing traffic control on the streets and in schools; providing information and education to the schools and community about crime prevention, self-protection and illegal use of narcotics.

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