Police Department
Candia Police Department
74 High Street
Candia, NH 03034


Phone: 603-483-2318 (Office: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-3:30 pm)

Phone: 603-483-2317 (Police Dispatch: Use after hours and weekends)

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Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • The Rockingham County Sheriff's Department provides emergency dispatching services.


Candia Police Department


The Candia Police Department is a full-time department consisting of full and part-time officers, an administrative assistant and an animal control officer.

Along with performing general law enforcement for the community, the Candia Police Department also provides:

  • House checks for residents on vacation or out of the area
  • Fingerprinting during normal lobby hours
  • Pistol permits for residents upon completing the necessary paperwork
  • Officers to speak at local social organizations for crime prevention, safety tips, etc.
  • Copies of police and accident reports through the Administrative Assistant (fees apply)
  • Engraver sign-out program for residents wishing to mark belongings
  • Bicycle registrations
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Department Roster

Candia Police Officer - Michael McGillen

Michael McGillen

Police Chief


Candia Police Officer - Scott Gallagher

Scott Gallagher



Candia Police Officer - Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray



Candia Police Officer - Richard Langlois

Richard Langlois



Candia Police Officer - Kevin Mahoney

Kevin Mahoney



Candia Police Officer - Tom Terilli

Tom Terilli



Candia Police Officer - Ken McCarron

Ken McCarron

Officer, Part-time


Candia Police Officer - John Minichiello

John Minichiello

Officer, Part-time


Candia Police Officer - Shawn Santuccio

Shawn Santuccio

Officer, Part-time


Candia Police Officer - Karen Merchant

Karen Merchant

Administrative Assistant



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  Phone: 603-483-8101

  Email: info@candianh.org

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