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




July 5, 2018

On Behalf of Sheriff David Dubois,

The Strafford County Sheriff’s Office releases the following information:

The Strafford County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a Granite Shield Grant Award.  The funding cycle for the grant ran between the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018.  Strafford County received approximately $80,000 to fund Granite Shield Investigations this past year.  This was part of a state wide effort to combat the opioid addiction crisis that has gripped Strafford County. The following information is being provided relating to the results of enforcement efforts and the conclusion of this grant.

Arrests: 69

Weapons:  to include an AR-15, Shotgun, Mac-11 , Two 9mm pistol, .40 cal handgun, and a .357 revolver

Types of drugs seized: Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Fentanyl, Carfentanyl, Sub Oxone, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Pills, Butane Honey Oil and LSD

            Strafford County is pleased to have been awarded another Law Enforcement Opioid Abuse Reduction Initiative Grant for the upcoming year.  Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council have awarded a grant to Strafford County in the amount of $80,000

Sheriff David Dubois:

“We are very pleased with the results of our joint task force since its inception. Collaboration is a foundation for many activities in Strafford County Government. The collective effort of law enforcement throughout the county with this task force has assisted greatly in our multifaceted response to the opioid epidemic we are addressing here in this county and throughout our state”.

As always, if you have information on subjects wanted by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, leave a tip at 603-516-7145.  Anonymous tips are welcome!

Executive Director
Daniel Auger

Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, Dover NH 603-516-7181