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Plainfield Police Department
PO Box 380
110 Main Street
Meriden, New Hampshire

Non emergencies -- Town Hall Police Office phone number: (603) 469-3344 this number will transfer to Hanover Disptach after four (4) rings. Our office is not staffed most of the time. You may leave your nonemergency message for any of our officers with the dispatcher. If you need immediate assistance, please tell this to the dispatcher. We have a duty officer available twenty four (24) hours per day.

Chief's Corner:

September 1, 2014

School is in session! Plainfield PD has been working with Sue Blair, our new principal, to smooth traffic flow at the school and to review all safety procedures. We welcome Sue to Plainfield and look forward to working with her to insure the safety of all students, staff and visitors at the school.

In addition, our officers are continuing the practice of being at the school as students arrive in the mornings. This gives us a chance to interact and build relationships with students and to provide any needed assistance. Being with Plainfield’s children is positive and rewarding way to start our days.

As a reminder to all drivers, school busses are on the road in the morning and afternoon which may cause short traffic delays so plan accordingly. For the safety of all of our children, RSA 265:54 requires all traffic to stop for a school bus which is discharging or boarding students. Vehicles must stop at least 25’ from the bus, whether approaching the bus from the front or the rear, and must remain stationary until the bus moves and/or its flashing red lights turn off. If you see any vehicle violating these safety rules, please note the color, type and make of the car as well as the plate number if you can and report it to us at 469-3344. It is up to all of us to keep our children safe!

As always, we are here to help. Feel free to contact us about any safety concerns you may have.

Paul Roberts, Chief

Unsolved Crimes:

Sylvia Gray
Sylvia Gray was murdered in 1982. The Plainfield Police Department is working with New Hampshire's multi-agency cold case unit as we conduct interviews up and down the east coast.

Be Aware:

Protect Yourself from Scams!

We have received a number of complaints about phone and email scams in our community. Whether it is callers from a foreign "Lottery" or people claiming to be from the IRS or Microsoft or your credit card company, here are some things you can do to protect yourself.

Protect your personal information!

  1. Never give personal information over the phone unless you have initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will never call you and ask you to ‘verify’ your identity or account information.
  2. Never respond to an email asking you to verify your identity by providing personal or account information, either directly or through a web page it takes you to.
  3. Never open an email attachment unless you are completely certain of its origin.
  4. Never download a file to your computer because an unknown caller has asked you to do so.
  5. You are always welcome to call Plainfield PD at 603-469-3344 if you are worried about a phone or email contact. We are here to help!

Finally, residents are receiving calls from various ‘charity’ organizations. Some are legitimate and some are not. You should be skeptical of fundraising requests from organizations you do not know. Before you give, you can go to GuideStar at and get free information about the finances and reputation of any charity or non-profit organization.

Community Outreach:

The Plainfield Police Department is working hard to educate the community about child safety and crime prevention. For examples of our efforts, take a look at our Community Outreach page.

Press Releases and Document Archive:

For a printable version of the current and past issues of Chief's Corner, press releases or other public documents click here.

Plainfield Police Officers
NameRankServing Since
Paul RobertsChief1982
Lawrence Dore Deputy Chief (Retired) 1975
Matthew Foss Sergeant 2001
Billy Heighes Patrolman 2005
E. Douglas Hackett Patrolman
(Part Time)
Matthew Agan Patrolman
(Part Time)
Tyler Petrin Patrolman
(Part Time)