The Department of Safety Prosecution Unit provides prosecution assistance to the State Police, State Fire Marshall, Marine Patrol and State Hospital Campus Police.
Our mission is to provide highly competent and professional prosecution services for Department of Safety law enforcement agencies and to fairly, effectively and efficiently enforce the laws of the State of New Hampshire. We view this mission as a partnership between us, law enforcement, the Courts, the defense bar and the citizens of New Hampshire.
Due to the large coverage area, the state has been divided into primary and secondary court coverage. The Chief Prosecutor manages a team of five attorneys, two paralegals and support staff. To provide improved representation and streamline prosecution efforts, three of our prosecutors have been decentralized to two satellite locations - Troop Station A in Epping and Troop Station B in Milford. For more information on contacting a prosecutor, please see the contact section on the home page.
For the primary courts, the Prosecution Unit accepts and prosecutes only misdemeanors - but for the Manchester District Court, where we prosecute all violations and misdemeanors. However, will accept a violation case if there is a conflict of interest or an issue of civil liability.
For the remainder of state’s district courts, we provide secondary court coverage. The law enforcement agency is primarily responsible for their own prosecution in these courts. However, we will accept cases that require the assistance of an attorney. Headquarters will file an appearance for the attorney covering a case in a secondary court.