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Sullivan County Jail-House Prison Address
Address: 103 County Farm Rd, Claremont, NH 03743
Phone: (603) 542-8717

Sullivan COUNTY JAIL Statistics

According to the latest jail census:
Number of Persons Confined: 99
Average Daily Inmate Population: 111
Inmate Capacity:
Year Constructed:
Full-Time Staff: 32
Total Staff Salaries: $1,441,695

John Simonds, Sullivan County Sheriff

I currently serve the citizens of Sullivan County as the High Sheriff. Before being elected to Sheriff in 2014, I served as the Chief Deputy for then Sheriff Michael Prozzo. As the Chief Deputy, I was responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office. I worked hand in hand with Sheriff Prozzo as his second in command. Today, as Sheriff, I am in charge of the Sheriff's Office and have working with me a tremendous team of people. I began my career in 1990 with the Town of Sutton, NH Police Department. I was 19 years old. I was very fortunate to have a Police Chief that knew me and believed enough in me to hire me at that age. A police officer beginning at that age is very rare today. I have worked almost my entire adult life in public service. During the 1990's, I was a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with the Bradford Rescue Squad. I was also a Police Officer, EMT and Call Firefighter with the Town of Newbury. In 1998 I became a member of the Freemasons. I am a member of St. Peter's Lodge #31 in Bradford, NH. To briefly explain what it means to be a mason; Masons insist that each member show tolerance, respect and kindness in his actions toward others; practice charity, care for the community as a whole and strive to achieve high moral standards in his own personal life. While working full-time as a Police Officer, I attended college and earned a degree in Criminal Justice from the NH Technical Institute. During the last 25 years, I gained valuable experience in several positions; I've been a Patrol Officer, Detective, Tactical Team Operator, Patrol Supervisor and Prosecutor. The last 15 years have been in Sullivan County working with the Claremont and Newport Police Departments and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. My wife Crystal and I make our home in Claremont with our daughter. Crystal is a Police Officer with the Claremont Police Department and has been with the department for 16 years. I had the distinct privilege of having the late Governor's Councilor Raymond Burton as a close friend. It was from Ray Burton that I learned about what it was like to live a life dedicated to Public Service. Ray taught me a tremendous amount and it was a true honor to call Ray a friend. In 2010, I was appointed by then Governor Lynch to the Commission for the restructuring of Route 12 from Charlestown to Walpole. I continue to be a member of this commission today and look forward to working with the residents of Charlestown and Walpole as that project progresses. In 2013, I was appointed by the Claremont City Council to fill a vacant seat on the council. I was later elected by the citizens of Claremont to maintain that seat. I was re-elected in 2015 for a second term where I continue to serve as an "at large" councilor. When I was a young child, I was taught how to hunt, enjoy the outdoors and be a responsible handler of firearms. Today, I am an avid Outdoorsman and I support NH Sportsmen. My first year as Sheriff has been very exciting. I have fostered relationships with law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Connecticut River so that we in law enforcement can work closely together to combat the opiate crisis that is gripping our nation and our county. This group of investigators has had great success in sharing information between our states and is helping make an impact on drug investigations. My deputies are also currently working toward licensure to carry Narcan which is a drug used to counteract an opiode overdose. I believe that saving lives is an important part of our job and I want the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office to have an active role in fighting the drug epidemic. I also continue to have a Deputy assigned to the Attorney General's Drug Task Force. The Team that covers Sullivan County as well parts of Grafton and Cheshire Counties is made up of officers from area departments. They have made a significant impact on the drug trade in our area. The Sheriff's Office also continues to contract with the towns of Lempster and Unity for Law Enforcement Services. This is a relationship that was started by the former sheriff and I feel very strongly in continuing it. Having started my career in a small town and having worked in the largest community in the county, I understand the needs and expectations those communities require from their law enforcement professionals. As a member of the Claremont City Council, I am engaged in reviewing department budgets, listening to citizen's concerns and working in city government with a common sense approach. This experience has helped me in my position as Sheriff. I prepare and spend my budget prudently, remembering that it is tax payers dollars that need to be used wisely. Those of you who know Sheriff Prozzo know a man who had been a household name in Sullivan County. He served in Sullivan County Law Enforcement for over 40 years and decided to retire at the end of 2014. He was an incredible mentor to me in learning the operations of the Sheriff's office and how to run a fiscally responsible organization. He publicly endorsed me for Sheriff. I also received the public endorsements of four sitting Sullivan County Chiefs and four retired Sullivan County Chiefs as well as the retired Executive Major from the New Hampshire State Police. Additionally, I am publicly supported by a number of present and former Claremont City Councilors, Selectmen and State Representatives. I am committed to continuing the legacy of fiscal responsibility that was built by Sheriff Prozzo with an open mind to the community's needs, common sense and a professional and courteous relationship with the citizens of Sullivan County. Please feel free to call or stop by my office with questions, I have an open door and welcome the public's visit.
John Simonds,  Sullivan County Sheriff
John Simonds, Sullivan County SheriffFriday, July 27th, 2018 at 1:45am
Today from 9am to 3pm, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the United Way of Sullivan County for a food drive. The food is being collected for the Claremont Soup Kitchen who serves meals to residents of Claremont as well as other communites within Sullivan County.

We did this in February during a time when the Soup Kitchen needed some help following the holidays and it was a great success.

Please consider stopping by Shaws in Newport as well as Market Basket and Hannafords in Claremont and helping us fill the shelves of the Claremont Soup Kitchen again!

I want to thank everyone who supported us during the last drive as well as those three generous Sullivan County businesses for all of their help and support!

Additionally, thank you to all of you for your continued support of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

Thank you!

Sheriff John Simonds

Working with me today at Hannaford are my two United Way volunteers. Executive Director Dawn Ranney and Sherrie Curtis.
John Simonds,  Sullivan County Sheriff
John Simonds, Sullivan County SheriffSunday, July 15th, 2018 at 4:08pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out today for Officer Michael Chesna of the Weymouth Police Department and the innocent bystander who was also killed this morning in Weymouth Massachusetts. This is close to home for all of us and we are reminded of the dangers we face in this career.
John Simonds,  Sullivan County Sheriff
John Simonds, Sullivan County SheriffWednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 4:25am
In this time of incredible frigid weather effecting all of us in Sullivan County, I want to share a press release from the District One Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney.

Please use great caution when keeping warm. I know that there have been many homes lost to fire due to faulty holiday decorations, wiring and "creative" heating options which include space heaters.

The following press release urges patience if you need a fuel delivery.

ICYMI: District One Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney wanted to send this out to be of service to you all.

Subject: Press release for fuel deliveries

Friday, December 29, 2017
Michael D. Todd, DOS PIO
O: (603) 223-3641; C: (603) 892-8196


CONCORD, N.H. – State Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer urges residents to be patient but persistent with their service providers as extremely cold weather drives demand for fuel deliveries.

“If you are in need of fuel, call your service provider,” Plummer said. “With high call volumes, wait times can be 10 minutes or longer. Be patient and stay on the call. Fuel is available and service providers are making deliveries as quickly as possible. Fuel delivery restrictions have been eased across the region so that drivers can deliver for longer shifts. That said, driver safety is also a priority. Drivers need enough time to rest between shifts so they can safely make deliveries.”

“If you do not get the assistance you are seeking from your service provider and you are using oil, call the other providers in your area,” Plummer said. “Usually, a service provider will not provide propane to a customer using a different provider’s propane tanks. If your situation becomes urgent, and you are in danger of running out of fuel before morning, call 2-1-1. Importantly, most fuel providers charge a fee if they are called out for an emergency delivery while the customer still has fuel.”

“If you need to get warm, call 2-1-1 for the most current information about the closest warming center,” Plummer said. “With extremely cold weather expected to continue, it is important for each of us to take the proper precautionary steps to protect ourselves, our homes and to check on our neighbors.”

State Homeland Security Director Perry Plummer offered the following recommendations:

• If you need fuel:
o Call your local provider and stay on the line. With high call volume, wait times may exceed 10 minutes.
o If your service provider is unavailable and you are using oil, call other service providers in your area.
o If your situation becomes urgent and you have exhausted all other means, call 2-1-1 for shelter and warming center information.
• A warming center list is available at ReadyNH.gov
• 2-1-1 can provide the most up-to-date information regarding warming centers.

o The Fire Marshal urges everyone to only use approved heating sources in the home and to follow manufacturer instructions:
• If you are using space heaters, use them according to manufacturer instructions.
• Electrical space heaters should be plugged directly into an outlet and kept three feet away from combustibles, e.g., curtains, etc.
• Never use a salamander type portable heater because they give off large amounts of carbon monoxide and are not safe for indoor use.
• Use caution when thawing pipes with a device such as a hairdryer and only use such devices while you are present.

• If you have heat, consider doing the following:
o Keep your heat at the normal temperature. If for some reason, your heat is interrupted, or you lose power, the residual heat in your home will delay potential discomfort and a possibly dangerous situation from developing while help arrives.
o Set up automatic fuel deliveries from your service provider for the remainder of the winter because households receiving automatic deliveries receive services first.
o Book your fuel deliveries now as providers are booking weeks in advance.

New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management coordinates the State’s response to natural and human-caused disasters. NH HSEM also provides planning and training in preparation for possible terrorist attacks. For additional information about NH HSEM, go tohttp://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem. Follow NH HSEM updates on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NH_HSEM and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NH.HSEM. Also, sign up for the free NH Alerts service and download the free NH Alerts mobile app to receive location-specific emergency information via your landline, mobile and smartphones, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from NH HSEM. To learn more about the free NH Alerts service and to download the freeNH Alerts app, visit: www.readynh.gov.

www.readynh.gov does not have any Sullivan County information for warming shelters currently. Below is shelter information from www.claremontnh.com website for Claremont.

Due to the extreme cold, we want to remind residents that the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center can be used as a warming shelter (membership not required).

MONDAY - THURSDAY - 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM
FRIDAY - 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

For emergency situations, please call 911.

Additional Resources:
• Southwestern Community Services (SCS) has a short-term emergency shelter to assist families and individuals who are have a housing crisis (603.542.9528)
• Sullivan County Housing Coalition Claremont, NH 03743 (603) 542-2448
• Springfield Family Center Springfield, VT 05156 (802) 885-3646
• Upper Valley Haven 713 Hartford Ave White River Junction Vermont (802) 295-6500

Ryan W. McNutt
City Manager, Claremont NH

If you are in need of a warming shelter, you can call 211 for the most updated information. I have learned that the town of Newport has the ability to open a shelter if the need arises. I would suggest contacting your local town emergency services to see what the town has available or where they can direct you.
John Simonds,  Sullivan County Sheriff
John Simonds, Sullivan County Sheriff shared Hanover Regional Communications Center's post.Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 7:34am
Very sad to hear of Chief Giaccone’s passing.
John Simonds,  Sullivan County Sheriff
John Simonds, Sullivan County SheriffTuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 4:37am
This is a fantastic opportunity for our State's youth to be a part of. Educating our kids about how much this opiate crisis effects individuals, families and society is a great place to start to keep kids off of drugs. School Resource Officer Crystal Simonds from the Claremont Police Department is there with a group of about 25 students from Stevens High School.
John Simonds,  Sullivan County Sheriff
John Simonds, Sullivan County SheriffMonday, February 27th, 2017 at 10:13am
Here is a write up from the Concord Monitor on the changes to the new law signed by Governor Sununu last week. Please understand that although the law has changed for a concealed carry permit, there are still places where you cannot carry a firearm concealed. This article does a good job explaining those restrictions. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office or your local police department.