The Orford Police Department’s mission is to provide professional and compassionate police service through partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment and enhance the quality of life in our community.

With the weather cooperating and the summer arriving, I believe it is a good time to reiterate the rules at Indian Pond Beach. They are:

1. No open fires allowed
2. No pets allowed
3. No littering
4. No shampoo or soap allowed
5. No alcoholic beverages allowed
6. Indian pond Beach shall be closed to the public from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am

Violations of the above can lead to removal from the beach and/or a municipal violation fine. Repeated violations can include a no trespass order which a subsequent violation could lead to a criminal arrest.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask and the beach is open to ORFORD and PIERMONT residents and guests in their presence ONLY.

Notes from the Chief of Police

Per state law (NH RSA’s 207:3-a, 207:3-c, and 644:13), you may not shoot across or within 15 feet of a road, or “within 300 feet of a permanently occupied dwelling without permission of the owner or the occupant of the dwelling or from the owner of the land on which the person discharging the firearm or shooting the bow and arrow is situated.”

 You also may not discharge a firearm within the “compact part of a town or city,” defined as “the territory within a town or city comprised of the following:

 (a) Any nonresidential, commercial building, including, but not limited to, industrial, educational, or medical buildings, plus a perimeter 300 feet wide around all such buildings without permission of the owner. 

(b) Any park, playground, or other outdoor public gathering place designated by the legislative body of the city or town. 

(c) Any contiguous area containing 6 or more buildings which are used as either part- time or permanent dwellings and the spaces between them where each such building is within 300 feet of at least one of the others, plus a perimeter 300 feet wide around all the buildings in such area.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Contact & Hours

POLICE DEPARTMENT – the Police Department is located in the Town Office
Jason Bachus, Chief of Police
Office #603-353-4252
Fax #603-353-4251
email: [email protected]

Emergency and Upper Valley Ambulance  Dial 9-1-1

603-353-4252 or 603-353-4889
or on Weekends contact Lost and Found Pets of the Upper Valley