To all the Merrimack County residents:

I assure you that your Sheriff’s Office treats everyone with respect, courtesy, kindness and fairness – no matter who you are or where you are from. We respect your rights as a citizen.
There’s been a lot of attention on law enforcement lately. The people working for you here at our department are truly good hearted individuals.  I want you to know that we are all here for you and our community without question.
New Hampshire is a great place to live and work – and we are fortunate to be part of such a great state. Please be kind to each other…be safe, and let’s be New Hampshire proud!


Addressing COVID-19

With the current COVID 19 issues effecting our community, I wish for everyone to be safe and healthy. You have a lot of people working hard around-the-clock to assist you in your communities.

Social distancing is a great practice – being in a large group is not. Please do your part to protect yourself as well as others .

These are trying times for us Granite Staters. We are strong willed, and we will prevail. Watch out for each other, and we'll do our best to watch over you.
Take care and be safe,
Sheriff David Croft

COVID-19 Community Resources

If anyone has questions about the Corona virus (COVID 19), please check the Center for Disease Control web site:  Also, don’t hesitate to contact your local health department.

Merrimack County also has a website – where we have information there as well.


Welcome to the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office

The Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office serves the approximately 146,000 residents and 956 sq. miles of Merrimack County and is nestled between the hills of Boscawen, New Hampshire. 

On January 6, 2021 the Sheriff's office welcomed new Sheriff David Croft – who has had a long career in law enforcement and community service within Merrimack County.

The Sheriff’s Office handles many different responsibilities for the county of Merrimack that you can read more about on this website. If you are looking for any information that isn’t found on the website, please call the office at (603)-796-6600.