About Us

 The Thornton Police Department is a progressive, community oriented, professional law enforcement agency serving a population in excess of 2,600 permanent residents and may reach 10,000 people during the peak seasons. The Town of Thornton NH is a Traditional New England Town, where residents take pride in the quality of life that the town affords them. In 2014, The Thornton Central School received the Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence. The Town of Thornton is located in the Pemigewasset Valley midway between Plymouth and Franconia Notch, and is known as the “gateway” to the White Mountains with amazing mountain views and scenery throughout all four seasons. Thornton is surrounded by ski areas and snowmobile trails for winter recreation. Thornton has numerous campgrounds, hiking trails, rivers and lakes for kayaking and boating. Thornton is located in a large vacation area with short driving distances to many summer attractions. The town has a large musical festival each year that attract thousands of people throughout the northeast.

Officers patrol an assigned area for the purpose of crime prevention and law enforcement. Duties include, but are not limited to: Calls for Service; investigation of crimes; identification/apprehension of offenders; prevention of crime, community policing events and programs; motor vehicle enforcement. 

The Thornton Police Department is based on a community policing value system, this values system permits our officers to utilize teamwork strategies that are designed to help the community with their needs. Our goals and objectives are intended to help us reach our vision of “being a top community oriented policing agency in the State of New Hampshire” and coincides with our mission which in part reads make “the town a safer, more desirable place to live, work, and visit”. Our officers are of strong moral turpitude and work well together towards our goals. Should you have any comments or suggestions regarding our agency please feel free to reach out to us admin@thorntonnhpd.org or call us (603) 726-4222. .