Transport Division:The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Court Services Division consists of six full time deputies, one Sergeant, and one Lieutenant. The transport division provides assistance to all local law enforcement and NH Probation and Parole within Rockingham County. This division is responsible for transports to and from the 7 District, 4 Family, 2 Probate, 1 Superior Court and all 46 holding facilities throughout the state. In addition to the inmates being transported this division also handles anyone taken into custody ordered by the courts.
The Court Services Division assists with Involuntary Emergency Admittances from Exeter Hospital, Portsmouth Hospital, Parkland Hospital, Hampstead Hospital, Elliot Hospital, Portsmouth Pavilion, Center for Life Management and both Seacoast Mental health locations in Exeter and Portsmouth. These individuals are transported to New Hampshire State Hospital.
The division also assists the Rockingham County House of Correction with medical transports to all medical facilities within the State of New Hampshire.
The Rockingham County Superior Courthouse is located in Brentwood, New Hampshire and encompasses ten courtrooms. This space includes two probate courts, three family courts, one district court and four superior courtrooms. Six to seven courtrooms are in operation on an average day. In addition, the County of Rockingham leases space within the building for the Registry of Deeds and the Rockingham County Attorney's Office.
Bailiffs are responsible for security of all areas which include courtrooms, entryway doors, the offices of four clerks and the lobby.
Every month the Grand Jury sits for 4-5 days. This requires the assignment of one bailiff specifically to assist the Grand Jury. Jury trials often require extra bailiffs to assist when verdicts are returned to monitor individuals in the courtroom and for the security of the juries when they are released.