Regional Prosecutor and Keene Police Department Prosecutor
The Circuit Court Regional Prosecutor Program prosecutes misdemeanor and violation level cases in the 8th Circuit Court – Keene District Division, for eleven Cheshire County towns: Alstead, Chesterfield, Gilsum, Hinsdale, Marlow, Swanzey, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Walpole and Winchester. The Regional Prosecutor Program is a branch of the County Attorney’s Office and is overseen by County Attorney D. Chris McLaughlin. The prosecutors for this program (an Assistant County Attorney and a Police Prosecutor) collaborate with the police departments in the program to ensure that appropriate resolutions are reached for the charges brought by the police departments.
In addition, there is an Assistant County Attorney stationed at the Keene Police Department, and that prosecutor is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor and violation level offense filed by the Keene Police Department.