The Strafford County Courthouse building will be open to the public.

For the purposes of preventing the spread of COVID-19, all persons entering the building should:

Self-screen for COVID-19 signs and symptoms. If anyone reports symptoms they should not enter the building.

Business should be conducted in a remote manner, if/when possible.

Anyone reporting household contact to someone with COVID-19 (in the past 14 days) should not enter the building.

Business should be conducted in a remote manner, if/when possible.

In accordance with the New Hampshire Judicial Branch (NHJB), unvaccinated people should continue to wear a face covering although they are not required to. Applicable to all areas of the Strafford County Courthouse.

Face coverings should be encouraged, NOT enforced.

Vaccination status is an honor system.

DO NOT ask others about vaccination status;

Face coverings offered to everyone;

It is the choice of the individual to wear a face covering.

Operations such as Probation/Parole, Community Corrections, etc. will operate under their own authority regarding inquiry of vaccination status.

Electronic/Remote means to conduct business are still encouraged; however, business may be conducted in person.

Social Distancing and Hand Hygiene are encouraged but not enforced.

For specific information related to Court Operations such as: media coverage, jury trial protocols, electronic services, etc.

Please refer to the NHJB webpage with important information about the response to COVID-19. New Hampshire Judicial Branch - COVID-19 Update and Resources page (

                         Raymond F. Bower

Raymond F. Bower
County Administrator

Monitoring Equipment

Sentinel EM

SCCCP has recently switched out all of their monitoring equipment. The equipment is still leased from the monitoring company on a day to day basis. Clients are responsible to pay for the leasing fees to be on SCCCP. If a client cannot afford their fees then they will be allowed to do community service to pay for them. Any clients with a disability can be placed on a slide scale.

Electronic Monitor is used through the individual’s home phone line. It allows the individual to be given a scheduled curfew which enables them to go out and work, so they can still help support their families and attend any kind of counseling they might need. If the individual leaves their residence outside of the normal schedule, the monitoring company will notify SCCCP that the person has left their residence and broken their curfew.

Sentinel BART



BA/RT is our new alcohol monitoring equipment. The device is portable which allows defendant’s to take it with them through the day. The device alerts clients when to take a test through a series of beeps and flashing lights. While the defendant is taking their test an image is taken of them as well as a GPS location. If someone else takes the defendant’s test SCCCP is notified immediately

Sentinel GPS




Community Corrections also uses GPS supervision. An individual on the GPS unit has an electronic bracelet on, and their movements are tracked throughout the day. These individuals are also given a scheduled curfew, and if they do not return to their residence by the scheduled time, SCCCP will be alerted. If the individual has a no contact order with someone, or if they have domestic violence charge, we can prohibit the victim’s residence and place of employment; this way we are notified if the individual enters that area. The GPS reports all violations in real-time ensuring the fastest response possible.


Equipment Manager:

Jonathan Forcier, Community Supervision Sr. Case Manager

Phone:  603-749-0832 ext 5170

Fax:  603-740-2955