MEMORANDUM

As we are all aware, the potential issues related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have created operational concerns within the facility.  In an effort to provide a safe environment for inmates, staff, and the public, we are instituting the following:

At 7:00 pm today we will cease personal visits at the facility.  We will expand our visitation times that are allowed through our tablet program.

All volunteers for ALL programs will be stopped until such time that it is deemed safe to continue.  We will remain in close contact with state and federal officials to make an informed decision that is safe for all.

This action is being conducted out of an overabundance of caution.  There has been no indication that there has been any exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus or Influenza within this facility.

We appreciate your patience at this time and thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Chris Brackett

Superintendent

Strafford County Department of Corrections

STRAFFORD COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

WILLIAM A. GRIMES

Justice & Administration Building,

259 County Farm Road, Suite 204, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

PRESS RELEASE

April 3, 2020

Over the last several days, Governor Chris Sununu and State Epidemiologist, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Department of Health and Human Services, have advised the media/press of clusters of COVID-19 showing up in group living facilities. The Governor and Dr. Chan refused to name the facilities, indicating that it is the individual facility’s obligation to do so.

In Strafford County, we have taken great measures to protect our nursing home residents, detainees/inmates at the House of Corrections, and our employees. These measures include following all Federal and State recommended infection precautions and consist of employee screening prior to entering the work place, the use of masks and other preventative gear (PPE) beyond the basic recommendations, and good hand sanitizing. To date, we have had no cases of COVID-19 for Riverside Rest Home residents or House of Corrections detainees/inmates.

In order to offer full disclosure to the public, and to alleviate the concerns for the unknown from families and staff, we are pledging to immediately release numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of our residents and/or detainees/inmates. The information will not include specific names, but will include general methods of treatment and the status of the resident and/or detainee/inmate.

Please remember to keep all employees who are working hard to keep you and those they serve safe during these challenging times in your thoughts and prayers.

We are in this together and we will get through this together.

                                                       Strafford County Commissioners

                                                          George Maglaras, Chairman

                                                          Robert J. Watson

                                                          Deanna S. Rollo, Clerk

 

IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator

 

 

Employment Opportunites

RN/LPN

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE !

The Medical Department at Strafford County Department of Corrections is seeking RN/LPN applicants for:

FULL TIME 2nd SHIFT RN/LPN POSITION (immediate opening) Supervisory and/or Correctional experience preferred 

FULL TIME 2nd SHIFT LPN POSITION Acute Care or Correctional experience preferred 

Applicants must have an unencumbered NH license in good standing with the Board of Nursing.Correctional

Nursing experience preferred.Interested applicants may send a resume or letter of interest to

Tracy M. Warren RNC, CCHP-RN SCDOC email: twarren@co.strafford.nh.usStrafford

Strafford County is an equal opportunity employer

 

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE !

 

POSITION
SUMMARY: 

Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor performs a variety
of work for the care, custody and control of inmates incarcerated at the
facility and others under departmental supervision.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

High school graduate or equivalent.
Good physical and mental health.
Ability to work as an individual and also as a team member.
Ability to supervise others.
Ability and willingness to follow orders promptly and accurately.
Willing to work all shifts.
Able to work overtime as required, including double shifts and
days off
Agree to report any personal arrest and/or conviction within 24
hours to a supervisor.
Agree to submit to background check at least every three (3) years.
Successfully complete forty (40) hours orientation, four (4) weeks of
on the job training, followed by Thirty (30) hours of in- house training
every year thereafter.
Successfully complete the Correctional Officers Academy, one
hundred sixty (160) hours of training.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Correctional Officer will be responsible for the direct
supervision of inmates incarcerated at the facility and those under
departmental supervision who may not be incarcerated but are
otherwise under departmental control.

 

The Correctional Officer will be responsible for:
1. Following all federal, state and local laws.
2. Following the department Operational Guidelines regarding all
assigned duties.
3. Reporting for duty at the designated time dressed in proper
uniform.
4. Demonstrating his/her knowledge of accepted correctional
practices through the utilization of the Strafford County
Department of Corrections Operational Guidelines.
5. Supervising and giving instruction to incarcerated inmates.
6. Being proficient at implementing emergency procedures by
following the Strafford County Department of Corrections
Emergency Manual.
7. Being proficient in all areas of responsibility i.e.: Housing Pods 1,
2 and 3, Zone Officer, and Reception Officer.
Strafford County Department of Corrections
Job Description
8. Perform oversight and assistance in the conduct of the departments
programs. Designed to transition inmates into society and reduce
the recidivism rate of released inmates.
9. Conducting headcounts accurately and promptly and visually
identify each inmate.
10. Maintaining the Officer's and Visitor's Logs.
11. Maintaining a pass-on of all relevant events.
12. Doing daily searches of his/her area to make sure it is safe and
secure.
13. Conducting clothed and unclothed search on inmates, when
necessary.
14. Conducting metal detectors searches on civilians entering the
facility.
15. The general housekeeping of his/her area.
16. Enforcing all inmate rules of the Strafford County Department of
Corrections.
17. Having knowledge of and proficiently protect the due process
rights of all inmates incarcerated at the facility.
18. Performing any and all other duties as assigned.

STRAFFORD COUNTY DOC IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS, AND INTERVIEWING FOR OPEN POSITIONS. See below for our application and mailing address.

WE OPENED OUR CURRENT FACILITY IN 2004 AND ARE PROUD TO HAVE: 

A direct supervision management philosophy, state of the art information technology systems, ample housing for inmates of all classifications, a dedicated staff training area with gym and locker rooms, a complete kitchen facility,on-site medical services including dental and mental health, an intensive drug and alcohol Therapeutic Community Program, two video arraignment rooms, our Family Reception Center, and non-contact visiting (7 days a week.)

FTOs

Do you have what it takes, Are you up to the challenge?

The correctional officer is responsible for the direct supervision, care, custody, and control of all inmates Incarcerated at the facility.

REQUIREMENTS:

 

BENEFITS: Strafford County offers an excellent benefits package which includes: 

  • Competitive wages
  • NH State (Group 2) retirement
  • Health/ Dental insurance
  • Life/ Disability insurance
  • Complete training
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 12 sick days
  • Payback for unused sick leave
  • 100% sick leave
  • 2 weeks vacation
  • Hazardous duty pay

 

 WE ALSO OFFER:

  • A climate controlled work environment
  • County tuition reimbursement
  • A six month probationary period under our Field Training Program
  • On-site parking
  • Meals and uniforms
  • An Annual benefit to employees that maintain a superior level of physical fitness
  • HIRING PROCESS:  The following steps, which typically occur in the following order, will be successfully completed prior to being issued a conditional offer of employment.
  • Application/ Resume Review & Initial Interview
  • Physical Fitness Testing
  • Aptitude Testing
  • Facility Tour/ Job Shadow
  • Background Investigation
  • Final Interview
  • Medical Evaluation and Drug Screening
  • SCDOC Reserves the Right to Perform Polygraph Testing on Applicants During the Interview Process.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXPAND THEIR EXPERTISE BY:

  • Applying to join the Special Reaction Team (SRT) or Training for our Career Ladder Program -
  • Career Ladder including Booking Officers, Field Training Officers, Central Control Officers and a Reception Officer receive additional pay once promoted.

APPLICATION:

Women are very successful in this profession and are encouraged to apply.

No experience is necessary to be a great correctional officer; all you need is the desire to learn and the physical and mental abilities to handle what may be a stressful environment at times.

Download the complete employment application in .pdf format: 

» Strafford County Department of Corrections Application for Employment 

If not already installed on your computer, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the .pdf file. 

Download Adobe

 

SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:

SCDOC Director of Training

SGT. Leonard Nadeau

266 County Farm Road

Dover, NH 03820

(603) 516-5158

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you would like more information, call (603) 742-3310

Strafford County is an equal opportunity employer.