To Serve and Protect
The New Hampshire Sheriff's Association is a statewide organization of 10 elected Sheriffs. Through the Association, the Sheriffs work to strengthen the professional law enforcement services their offices provide to the people of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Sheriffs' authority comes from Part #2 Article 71 of the NH State Constitution and NH RSA 104:6. All NH Sheriffs are elected every 2 years and are the chief law enforcement officers in their county.
We encourage you to learn more about the top elected law-enforcement official in your county and how you can support the work of your local sheriff's offices.
In January, 2018, the NH Sheriff's Association voted to support the Marsy's Law for NH campaign.
What is Marsy's Law?
Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas. Marsy was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after she was murdered, her mother and brother, Henry T. Nicholas, walked into a grocery store after visiting Marsy’s grave where they were confronted by the accused murderer. The family had no idea he had been released on bail.
Dr. Henry Nicholas has made it his mission in life to give victims and their families across the country constitutional protections and equal rights.
Marsy’s Law for All is dedicated to the cause of ensuring that crime victims’ rights are codified in law throughout the United States.