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  • IMG 0513The Sheriff’s Office has promoted two deputy sheriffs to the Rank of Sergeant.  Both Sergeants will be assigned to the Transport Division of the Sherriff’s Office.
    Robert Fitzsimmons has been employed with the county since 2013. 

    Jennifer Payne has been employed with the county since 2014.  

    As Sergeants in the Transport Divisions they will be responsible for oversight of transport and security dealing with inmates from the County as well as United States Marshalls and Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    We are pleased to have both as members of the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office and look forward to taking advantage of their skills as members of our leadership team.
  • No Handheld Devices for NH Drivers Starting July 1st

    265:79-c Use of Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving; Prohibition.
    I.(a) No person, while driving a moving motor vehicle upon a way or temporarily halted in traffic for a traffic control device or other momentary delay, shall use any hand-held mobile electronic device capable of providing voice or data communication, including but not limited to: reading, composing, viewing, or posting any electronic message........

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  • Baker New Dispatcher

    SCSO Communications Center

    Strafford County Commissioners and Sheriff Dubois Welcome Aboard Dispatcher John Baker


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    Federal Partnerships

    Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, this partnership has resulted in over 5,869 arrests (12/2014).  These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations an other serious offenses.  Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, and 7 regional task forces.
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  • Taylor24

    Strafford County Sheriff's Office Works to Curb Underage Drinking

    Strafford County Sheriff's Office is working with youth 2 Youth and Taylor’s Message.com to bring an important message about underage drinking to local schools.

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    Strafford County Justice and Administration Building Entrance

    Welcome To The William A. Grimes Justice And Administration Building.  The Strafford County Sheriff’s Office Is Responsible For Its Security.  The Main Entrance Is Staffed By Sworn Deputy Sheriffs Who Screen All Visitors And Packages That Enter The Building. 

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    SCSO Civil Process

    Deputies serve a variety of paperwork and writs, to include: writ of execution, demand for rent, small claim complaint, order of notice, writ of attachment and more.  For the  Landlord and Tenant checklist; CLICK

    the New Hampshire Judicial Branch.Read more

  • Transport DOC

    SCSO Transport Division

    Deputy Sheriffs are responsible for transporting prisoners to and from the county house of corrections and the state prisons, to the superior and circuit courts, and to the state hospital.  Prisoners are also transported to medical and psychiatric appointments at doctor's offices and hospitals.

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  • PRESS RELEASE – STRAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 22, 2017 On March 22, 2017, members of the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested BRYANT SHIPMAN, 25, of Rochester on one felony count of Delivery of Articles into the Strafford County Department of Corrections. Shipman was attempting to bring heroin into the correctional facility on the afternoon of March 22, but was detained before entering the housing area of the facility. This arrest was as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, Strafford County Department of Corrections and our federal partnerships with the United States Marshals Service and ICE. In addition, deputies were assisted on scene by the Dover Police Department and Rochester Police K-9. Shipman is being held on $35,000.00 cash bail and will be arraigned at Strafford County Superior Court on March 23, 2017.

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Strafford County Sheriff's Office.

259 County Farm Road, Suite 105
Dover, New Hampshire 03820

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Sheriff Contact Info

Strafford County Sheriff,
New Hampshire,
259 County Farm Road, Suite 105
Dover, NH 03820