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Our Mission:

"The purpose of the Lincoln Police Department is to uphold the law fairly and firmly; to prevent crime; to pursue and bring to justice those who break the law; to keep the peace, to protect, help and reassure the community: and be seen to do all this with integrity, common sense and sound judgment.

We must be compassionate, courteous and patient, acting without fear or favor or prejudice to the rights of others. We need to be professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.

We must strive to reduce the fears of the public and, so far as we can, to reflect their priorities in the action we take. We must respond to well founded criticism with a willingness to change"

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arrow 3/25/15
  Most Wanted Wednesday
  Can you help local police identify or locate these people? Check the WMUR slideshow.
arrow 3/20/15
  Budget Cuts

Due to a recent vote at the Town Meeting, the Town has to take $300,000 out of the annual budget. At a recent meeting of the Board it was suggested that the dispatch center of the Police Department be outsourced to Grafton County Sheriff Dept. This will layoff 4 dedicated individuals who provide a lot to our community policing program. While nothing has been finalized, we are now looking at dealing with this issue

arrow 3/18/15
  NH Drug and Alcohol Treatment Locator
  Are you or someone you love looking for substance abuse treatment? The NH Drug and Alcohol Treatment Locator will help to find providers offering withdrawal management, assessments, outpatient counseling, residential treatment, recovery supports and other types of services for people experiencing problems with alcohol and other drug use, including addiction.
arrow 3/16/15
  Bears and Birdfeeders

NH Fish and Game

March 13 at 7:32am

Bear Alert - We normally say to take down, clean and put away bird feeders by April 1st, however, it is evident that bears are already becoming active in some areas. Bear damage to bird feeders is a common and growing spring complaint. Don't let it happen to you - be proactive and take them down now to avoid problems. And remember, a fed bear is a dead bear!

arrow 3/10/15
  Town Meeting Today!
  Town Meeting TODAY. Voting will be in the Lin-Wood HS multipurpose room from 10:00am-6:00pm and the Town Business Meeting starts at 7:30 in the Lin-Wood HS gymnasium.
arrow 3/9/15
  Spring Driving Safety Tips

Check out these Spring driving safety tips.

arrow 3/4/15
  Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget about Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, March 8. When you reset your clocks (Spring ahead!), check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries at the same time

arrow 1/26/15
  Incoming Winter Storm
  Due to the large projected winter storm headed at us right now, the Lincoln Police Department would like to remind people to be careful while traveling, allow extra time to reach your destination and if at all possible, please stay off the roads all together.
arrow 1/21/15
  Increased Traffic in Lincoln
  We regret the traffic incident that occurred during the evening of 01/17/15 that led to congestion on Main St.
After some discussion, we were able to identify some of the contributing factors. Those factors include a large event at the Playhouse, the Ice Castle activities, the holiday weekend (MKL Day) and the traditional ski traffic. The volume of vehicles visiting the Ice Castle was record ...breaking (according to the business). Those record breaking days are hard to anticipate, when pre-ticket sales do not accurately reflect the large number who actually visited.
In anticipation of potentially similar traffic congestion, the Town of Lincoln has taken steps to minimize the impact of the large traffic volume. A police officer will be positioned at the Main St. and Railroad St. intersection during peak Ice Castle traffic. The Ice Castle has arranged for off-site parking and have visitors shuttled into the main parking area. Traffic attempting to reach I93 will be detoured to Route 3 by an electronic sign, in an attempt to bypass the congested area. Additional traffic control devices were acquired, should lane control on Main St. need to be modified. Finally, a timely update of traffic status will be made available by way of the Town of Lincoln and the Lincoln Police Department’s social media sites.
While we cannot anticipate all situations involving traffic flow and volume, we believe these steps will significantly reduce the congestion to the Main St. area in Lincoln.
arrow 1/6/15
  NH Lottery Scam
  We have had reports recently of one or more individuals claiming to be a NH Lottery representative contacting area residents by phone. While it has not yet been established what the scam consists of, please be careful with your personal information, especially over the phone. We will relase more infortmation as we receive it.
arrow 12/2/14
  250th Anniversary License Plates to Expire
  Please be aware that the Lincoln 250th Anniversary plates expired on December 31, 2014 and must be removed from all vehicles at this time.
arrow 9/2/14
  New Police App for Droid and IPhone

Lincoln Police AppThe Lincoln Police department is introducing its new app for apple and android devices (phones and pads).

The app will allow individuals to file some police reports, take pictures of incidents, maintain a personal inventory of your belongings,and will provide a directory of Town, county and state offices, websites, calendar of events etc. The reporting section will be monitored 24/7 as of September 8th.

The app is free and we are looking forward to your input into this new opportunity to serve our community.

arrow 5/16/14
  Electric Company Scam in the Lincoln Area

Scam Notice

Please use care if contacted by people reporting to be from the power company.   There is a new scam taking place in many sections of New Hampshire.  The scam involves the person reporting a problem with a recent bill.  The problem has caused the power to be shut off at your residence or business.    (remember this is not true)  The person will ask for your bank account information, for the purpose of paying the bill on line and keeping your power on.  DO NOT GIVE YOUR BANK INFORMATION OUT.  Hang up the phone, contact your power company’s published customer service phone number if you believe there may be an actual problem.   Most power companies will ask you to call in, rather than calling you directly.    Contact your local police department if you have any urgent concerns about your power or safety. 

arrow 5/9/14
  CodeRed Emergency Notification System
  Use this link to sign up for local Emergency announcements from the Lincoln Police via CodeRed. Don't forget to register your business and cell lines as well!


  250th Anniversary Badge!

250th badgeCheck out our new badge!

arrow 11/28/12
  Lincoln Police Tow Service Fee Schedule and Regulations

Rates & actions agreed to in order to be on the Lincoln Police Department tow list (fees can be less than this) for cars, mini –vans & pickup trucks

  • $125.00 towing within the Town limits
  • Mileage only when towing 1. In the Notch: 2. Up the Kanc: or 3.  Livermore areas
  • Storage: no fee first day, after that 25.00 per day
  • Winching : only if car needs to be rolled over or pulled up from a embankment
  • Clean up:  simple clean up-no charge, fee permitted for more than sweeping glass
  • Extra man fee only permitted in difficult tows
  • Each Tow is different and in some cases extra charges might apply, but they should be fair
  • Tow operators & shop personnel must be courteous.
  • Tows should respond with 15 minutes of the call. Any officer waiting over 30 minutes will request another Tow company.
arrow 6/7/12
  Avoiding Wildlife Collisions
  Click here to learn how to avoid animal vs. car accidents.
arrow June 1. 2011
  It is illegal, in Lincoln, to allow your dog to defecate on private property, Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your dog, this will make a much nicer environment for everyone.
arrow February 11, 2010
  Visit our new kids only page
  Learn about safety and play fun games. New games will be added soon, so check back often! Click here to enter.

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