Media Relations Office

The Department of Safety’s public information liaisons assist members of the news media with obtaining information regarding incidents of public interest.

The Media Relations Office is assigned to the Office of the Commissioner and Office of the Assistant Commissioners. Media Relations is responsible for providing timely, accurate and transparent information regarding the mission of the Department of Safety, including responses to critical incidents and public safety operations. The office issues news releases, holds press conferences, provides spokespersons, and disseminates information through social media to ensure that the public is aware of Department activities and services. The Media Relations Office is available to assist any media outlet with inquiries about the Department or any of its 7 Divisions.


Department Media Contacts 

Office of the Commissioner
Personnel and administrative matters; critical incidents involving multiple divisions; general department information; and public events

Tyler Dumont
(603) 223-3641

Division of State Police
Active incidents or investigations involving New Hampshire State Police; requests for Troopers to attend public relations events; Toys for Tots; Forensic Laboratory; Marine Patrol

Amber Lagace
(603) 223-8434

Division of Fire Safety (Office of the State Fire Marshal)
Active incidents or investigations involving state fire investigators; requests for participation at community events; and fire prevention information

Amy McLaughlin
(603) 223-4289

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
School safety plans/threats; Seabrook Station incidents; natural disasters; State Emergency Operations Center; Public Assistance Grants, Emergency Management Program Grants and Hazard Mitigation Grants;; and emergency preparedness 

Vanessa Palange
(603) 223-3620

Division of Emergency Services and Communications (NH Enhanced 911)
Records and information related to 911 calls

Patrick Cavanaugh
(603) 223-4235

Division of Motor Vehicles
Driving rules and laws

Lawrence "Larry" Crowe
(603) 227-4051

Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services
New Hampshire Fire Academy

​​​​​Division of Administration

Tyler Dumont
(603) 223-3641

After Hours
(603) 223-3641