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For Immediate Release

May 14, 2013

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

New Chief for the Belknap County District Probation/Parole Office

(Laconia, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Division of Field Services Director Michael McAlister announced that a new Chief Probation/Parole Officer has been named for the Belknap County District Office in Laconia. Probation/Parole Officer Serene Eastman was promoted to Chief on May 3, 2013.

Chief Eastman is a veteran Department of Corrections employee who began work as a Corrections Officer at the NH State Prison for Women in Goffstown in March 2000. She became a Probation/Parole Officer in the Dover District Office in 2002 and transferred to the Laconia District Office in 2005.

Director McAlister said, “Chief Eastman has a versatile Corrections background and is knowledgeable and experienced about the offender supervision and public safety needs in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. She will be a positive asset in her new role as Chief.”

Chief Eastman is responsible for an office of five employees which manages over 450 offenders on probation, parole, and other community-based supervision.

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