Strafford County Sheriff's Office 259 County Farm Road Dover NH 03820 603-742-4960
Rockingham County Sheriff's Office 101 North Road Brentwood NH 03833 14.7 miles from Dover 603-679-2225
York County Sheriff's Office 1 Layman Way Alfred ME 04002 20.3 miles from Dover 207-324-1113
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 329 Mast Road Manchester NH 03102 33.7 miles from Dover 603-627-5610
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 95 Water Village Road Ossipee NH 03864 36.7 miles from Dover 603-539-2284
Belknap County Sheriff's Office 42 County Drive Laconia NH 03246 39.0 miles from Dover 603-527-5454
Merrimack County Sheriff's Office 333 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen NH 03303 40.3 miles from Dover 603-796-6600
Essex County Sheriff's Office 20 Manning Road Middleton MA 01949 41.0 miles from Dover 978-750-1900
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office 36 County Way Portland ME 04102 44.1 miles from Dover 207-774-1444
Middlesex County Sheriff's Office 400 Mystic Avenue Somerville MA 02145 55.3 miles from Dover 781-960-2800
A sheriff is a law enforcement officer who is responsible for maintaining public security, usually in a county. This office also operates and manages the local jail or detention center, which houses individuals arrested for crimes. County jails typically contain people awaiting trial or other legal proceedings, or who have been convicted and sentenced to relatively short sentences.
The sheriff and his/her deputies are also responsible for courtroom security, and for serving criminal warrants and civil summonses, including eviction notices and restraining orders. This office may also be responsible for managing the sale of foreclosed real estate and seized or abandoned property, including vehicles. Depending on the jurisdiction, a sheriff may also be responsible for providing security at public events such as concerts and sporting events.