Dover's new police station adds to the downtown

Dover’s new police station adds to the downtown

Downtown Dover continues to grow adding new construction everywhere.  One of the newest additions was the Dover Police station located in the heart of downtown.
Below is courtesy of the Dover City Offices
“The new Dover Police Headquarters on Chestnut Street, adjacent to the Public Parking Garage, is now open.

The public should now visit the new facility for all police business, with the exception of parking matters. The Police Department’s Parking Bureau will remain at City Hall at the site of the former Police Headquarters on Locust Street.

“We are very pleased to open our new facility to the community,” said Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. “We appreciate the support of the City Council, the Police and Parking Facility Building Committee, residents and neighbors who supported the construction of our new headquarters. We also appreciate the patience of the neighbors and businesses during the construction of the new facility.”

Construction of the new police facility and public parking garage began in the fall of 2014. A facility committee was formed in 2013 to oversee the project, which has been completed on time and under budget. The new public parking garage opened in November 2015.

Studies dating back to 1997, including the City’s Master Plan, identified the need for a new police facility as a high priority, due to lack of space, poor ventilation, mold, electrical issues, and a lack of modern security standards. The new facility addresses these needs, as well as future growth.

The phone number for Dover Police remains 603-742-4646. Please dial 911 for emergencies.

Plans are under way for a dedication ceremony for the new police facility in May. “