Berlin Police Department

Chief Dan Buteau
Address 135 Green Street
Berlin NH 03570
Phone (603) 752-3131

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Berlin - Police Officer Entry Level- $57,470.00 April 25, 2025

Mission Statement

The mission of the Berlin Police Department is to provide community-oriented law enforcement, designed to protect life, property and maintain order, while assuring fair and equal treatment for all and to continually enhance the training and expertise of each member of the police force.  

Berlin Police Department Overview

The Berlin Police Department is located in the heart of the “City That Trees Built.” Berlin was incorporated in 1829 and is the only city in Coös County.  Its first census in 1830 had a population of 73, and Berlin currently has the largest population in Coös County. The Androscoggin River runs directly through the center of the city and splits the west from the east side.

The Berlin Police Department has 22 sworn full-time officers, 12 part-time auxiliary/special enforcement officers, and ten civilian personnel. Sworn full-time officers consist of the chief, deputy chief, lieutenants, prosecutor, lead investigator, detectives, sergeants, corporals, and patrol officers. Civilian personnel consist of the communications supervisor and full- and part-time communications specialists, the administrative assistant, records manager, and maintenance coordinator. There is a communications specialist on duty at all times.

The members of the Berlin Police Department strive “to protect and serve” the City’s residents on a daily basis, in order to maintain a safe community.

Bike Patrol

The Berlin Police Department conducts mountain bike patrols during the warmer months throughout the city.  The certified officers patrol city parks, walking paths, schools, playgrounds, and other areas patrol cars can’t easily access. The bike patrol officers also assist with calls for service and enforce all motor vehicle laws.  

This specialized unit strives to penetrate problem areas within the city with a proactive, high visibility approach.  It encourages communication with the citizens of Berlin through community policing.  The officers also educate the public on laws pertaining to riding bicycles within the city.  The face to face contact the officers have with the citizens has proven to have a positive effect on the community we serve and on our department.


•Patrol Division
•Detective Division
•Communications Division
•Emergency Response Team
•Police Service Dog (K9)

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