Hanover Police Service

provides a range of services to protect the community; from law enforcement to initiatives involving local organizations, businesses and community support groups. Ensuring that the peace, safety and wellbeing is maintained for the Town of Hanover.

Police Record Checks

A police record check is a search of police database records about an individual. These checks are often used as part of a screening process for
employment or volunteering.



Must be a resident of the Town of Hanover.

within the Town Limits – see boundary map


Provide two pieces of photo ID


$40 for Vulnerable Sector

(must provide a letter from Requesting Agency)

$30 for Criminal Record or Criminal and Judicial Matter Record Check

$10 for Students

(must show proof of current enrollment/student card)

$10 for Volunteer

(must provide a letter from Volunteer Agency)

Request a record check

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Criminal Record Check

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Vulnerable Sector Check

Road Safety Initiatives

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of collisions on our roadways. Research shows you are four times more likely to be involved in a collision if you are using a cell phone.

Programs Include


R.I.D.E Program


Community Speed Signs


Digital Speed Signs


Traffic Enforcement

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Distracted Driving

Using a cell phone while driving can carry a fine of $400.00 plus a victim surcharge and court fee of $90.00 for a total of nearly $500.00. For rules on communication and entertainment devices refer to section 78.1 HTA.

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Tips on how to avoid
distracted driving 

The easiest way to avoid penalties for distracted driving is to not use a hand-held device when you’re behind the wheel.

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Distracted Driving FAQs

What about hands-free devices?

Can I use my device when I’m stopped at a stop light?

Are there any exemptions to Ontario’s distracted driving law?

Victim Services/Crime Prevention

In partnership with emergency services, community agencies and the people we serve, we provide assistance to victims of crime & tragic circumstance, develop partnerships designed to enhance support to victims, and educate & promote awareness regarding victimization.


Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO)

The Ontario government recognizes that it is important to begin providing support to survivors as quickly as possible following a crisis. The Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO) program provides immediate, on-site services to victims of crime 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP+)

VQRP+ for victims of violent crimes that include attempt murder, child abuse, criminal harassment, domestic violence, hate crimes, homicide, serious assault, and sexual assault.

Family Court Support Program (FCSW)

Family Court Support Workers provide direct support to victims of domestic violence who are involved in the family court process.

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Project Lifesaver

Helps families protect members who may wander and who are most typically individuals living with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury or other types of cognitive impairments.




The most effective way to prevent domestic & sexual violence is to work together as a community.

This Protocol outlines what happens when services and providers respond to sexual and domestic violence. It is designed to help service providers work together effectively and for the public to have a clearer understanding of how services and providers respond to sexual and domestic assault situations.

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Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Information on past and present scams that are affecting Canadians. The Anti-Fraud Centre provides advice about protecting yourself against scammers and what to do if you believe you are a victim.