Department of Safety

4:13 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

N.H. DOS Makes Changes To Concealed Carry Application

New Hampshire's Department of Safety has made changes to the state's concealed carry gun license application for the second time in two months, following complaints from gun rights groups over some of the questions.

The Concord Monitor reports the department first made changes to the application form in August, in response to a superior court decision and general suggestions.

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10:52 am
Mon September 8, 2014

State Launches Emergency Notification Tools

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New Hampshire's Department of Safety has updated one tool and created another that uses mobile and landline phones to alert people to statewide emergencies.

A website,, provides step-by-step guidance for people to prepare for natural and man-made disasters.

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NH News
4:31 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Improving School Security: Guidelines From The N.H. Department Of Safety

Guidelines: New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
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After last December's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management conducted a survey and determined that N.H.’s school buildings are at widely varied levels of security. In response, they developed the following recommendations based on three core standards: Surveillance, Access Control, & Emergency Alerting. Each school will have to take into account their budgetary constraints & environmental factors when considering how to implement the guidelines.

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NH News
5:06 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Legislators Consider Moving Division of Weights and Measures

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State Representatives and Senators heard testimony today on a bill that proposes moving the Division of Weights and Measures from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Safety.

The division certifies scales and meters for measuring food and commodities like gasoline and fuel oil when sold to consumers.

The Senator Sharon Carson of Nashua, the bill’s sponsor, says she’s heard complaints from constituents who claim the division has been heavy-handed in its enforcement.

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