Dover Police Department

Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot
Address 37 North Sussex Street
Dover NJ 07801
Phone 973-366-2200


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Town of Dover Police Department to provide the highest quality law enforcement services to our community while upholding the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and the ordinances of the Town of Dover. Our commitment is to the preservation of peace, to protect life, and property. Members of the Dover Police Department will adhere to the highest standards of professionalism striving to maintain public confidence.

The Dover Police Department’s core values are


Influencing people - by providing purpose, direction, and motivation – while operating to accomplish a mission and improve the organization. Each member is expected and encouraged to be a leader. By combining personal knowledge, job skill, and obligation, we are leaders in the community.


Is essential to the successful operation of the Department. The team must include all employees working in partnership with each other and the community to attain our goals.


Our conduct and demeanor display the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence. As a professional organization, we are guided by our “Code of Ethics.”


The adherence to moral and ethical principles and the consistency of actions which are value-based, is our standard. We will conduct ourselves in a manner that gains the trust and respect of those whom we serve.


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