Welcome to Canaan Police Department

The Canaan Police Department takes pride in serving our approximately 4000 residents with integrity, respect, and professionalism. We will adhere to the highest ethical standard and accept responsibility for our decisions and actions. We will treat all employees, offenders, and the public with fairness, honesty, consideration, and respect while recognizing individual diversity.

We will be firm, fair, and consistent in the performance of our duties and responsibilities. As positive role models, we will take pride in maintaining the quality of our services through our performance, appearance, and continued education and training. We will instill trust and teamwork by providing support to fellow employees and promoting cooperation and effective communication is our vision that the Canaan Police Department will continue to be a cornerstone of progress and a model Police Department in service to our citizens, caring for our employees, and constant improvement to the quality of services that we render.

We are comprised of six full time officers, and nine part time officers, and one part time administrative assistant. With approximately fifty-four square miles, Canaan is one of the largest towns in the State of New Hampshire.

Drug Take Back Box

The Canaan Police Department maintains an official DEA Drug Drop Off Box in the Station Lobby.

Returning unused prescriptions prevents pill abuse and theft by ridding our homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal.

The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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