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Message from the Chief of Police

Welcome to the Exeter Police Department website. As your Chief of Police, I am extremely proud of the men and women who make up the Department and serve this community. The employees and volunteers of this Department are a diverse group of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing quality public safety services to our community.

The Exeter Police Department is thankful to the community for its support of the Department and its mission. We know that it is only with the support, cooperation, and partnership with our community that we can be successful in our efforts to keep Exeter a safe and amazing place to live. We will continuously work to maintain and build your trust and to live up to the motto of our Department, “Exceeding Public Expectations.”

It is when we combine the relationship with our community and our proactive approach to law enforcement, that we see Exeter as a safe and vibrant community where families reside, tourists visit, and businesses locate.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. If you would like to learn more about the Exeter Police Department, please feel free to visit our Facebook Page, attend one of our many community events, stop and visit the Police Department or even better talk with one of our officers out in the community.


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John Hall

Chief of Police


The Exeter Police Department is dedicated to the fair and impartial enforcement of laws and ordinances to protect human life, property, and to maintain the public peace.  In accomplishing our mission of protection and service, the members of this agency will respect Constitutional rights, human dignity and community values.

We commit ourselves to the enhancement of police-community partnerships, and will assist the members of our community with the identification and resolution of problems, in the effort to improve the quality of life in our community.

We will give the highest quality of law enforcement services possible, while continuously striving for the highest professional standards.

Exeter Police Policy Manual

The Exeter Police Department Policy Manual includes the code of ethics, the role and authority of the EPD, and policies on the operations of the departments, services and personnel.