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Yes! Dover is an extremely safe community. We have one of the lowest crime rates of communities our size in the state.
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If you have prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet that you no longer need, the Dover Police Department has a drug take-back container; you are invited to use it. The container is self-serve and there is no paperwork or questions involved - it is as easy as returning a library book in a drop box.
The Dover Police Department is located at:3 Walpole StreetDover, MA 02030
No; when we receive noise complaints we try to resolve them without having to determine the offending party a disturber of the peace.
The speed varies depending upon the area. The speed (unless otherwise posted) is 20 miles per hour in a school zone, 30 miles per hour in a thickly settled district, and 40 miles per hour outside the thickly settled. In no case is a speed greater than 40 miles per hour permitted.
No; Dover streets, for the most part, are public ways. We cannot bar people from using them but we can, and do, require they observe the laws.
There are no biking lanes on Dover’s streets. State bicycle laws can be accessed on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website. The Conservation Commission and the Parks and Recreation department have information on off-road biking.