Senator Hassan speaks with Grafton County Sheriff Jeff Stiegler and other local law enforcement officers.
NORTH HAVERHILL – Senator Maggie Hassan today toured the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department’s new computer forensic unit, where she spoke with Grafton County Sheriff Jeff Stiegler and other local law enforcement officers about her efforts to support Northern New Hampshire’s unique public safety challenges as a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
“A computer forensics unit is a valuable asset to Northern New Hampshire law enforcement and I’m grateful to the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department for showing me their new facility, and more importantly, for the work they do every day to keep our communities safe,” Senator Hassan said. “Law enforcement officers in Northern New Hampshire face unique challenges in keeping this region and our entire state safe, and as a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, I’m focused on ensuring that they have the federal resources and support that they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
Senator Hassan recently cosponsored bipartisan legislation to provide law enforcement officers with better technology to detect and identify synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. The Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act establishes a new grant program through the U.S. Department of Justice to give state and local law enforcement officers access to the same high-tech screening devices that Senator Hassan helped secure for Customs and Broder Protection agents through the bipartisan INTERDICT Act that was signed into law last year.