"The mission of the Rockingham
County Attorney's Office is to improve the quality of life for the
citizens of Rockingham County by providing justice professionally,
effectively and efficiently."
County Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting most Felonies
and all Misdemeanor Appeals that occur in Rockingham
County. While the County Attorney is a constitutional
Attorney General is the chief law enforcement
officer for the State of New Hampshire. The County
Attorney's Office is
responsible for and exercises general supervisory control
over the enforcement and prosecution of the criminal laws of
In Rockingham County, the County
Attorney's Office prosecutes for 37 Police Departments, the Sheriff's Department,
the New Hampshire State Police and various State agencies.
County Attorney's Office continues to be proactive in providing
assistance to police departments during the earliest stages of a case.
Prosecutors are available to answer questions from law
enforcement regarding investigations and charging decisions.
The entire staff of the
Rockingham County Attorney's Office are dedicated and
compassionate professionals who are committed to the mission
of this office. The citizens of this
County can be assured that the staff of this office serves
Attorney's Office has assumed complete responsibility for District
Court prosecution under circumstances where the municipality
pays the county for the
associated cost to provide the service. This is
done because the County Attorney's Office does not provide district
court prosecutors for all towns in Rockingham County.
The County Attorney's Office
has three full-time
Victim/Witness Coordinators. The
Coordinators work primarily with victims of felonious crimes. They provide
information and assistance to people affected by crimes with
compassion and professionalism. Coordinators guide
victims through the criminal justice process and work to
ensure that the victim's rights are protected in accordance
with RSA 21-m:8.
Guide for Victims of Crime
Hampshire Victims Assistance Commission
investigators review all cases involving
victims. Additionally, they review and validate cases pending in the National Crime Information
Center (NCIC), which is used by law enforcement to locate
defendants evading justice. Other duties of the
investigators include but are not limited to assisting law
enforcement agencies in follow-up investigations, locating
missing witnesses and conducting some interviews.