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Rindge

Town won’t have own prosecutor

About $5,000 expected to be saved by contracting with Peterborough officer

The Rindge Police Department is no longer employing Attorney Martha Jacques for the department’s prosecution services effective Jan. 1. Jacques served the department for nearly 10 years, providing upwards of 600 court appearances per year in the last three years.

“We are grateful for her long-term commitment and services,” Police Chief Frank Morrill said. “The department will be moving forward in the year 2014 with a newly hired part-time salaried police officer under a two-year contract.”

The Town of Rindge has hired Vint R. Boggis, who is currently employed as a full-time sergeant with the Peterborough Police Department. As a full-time employee for the Peterborough Police Department, Boggis prosecutes criminal and motor-vehicle cases on a part-time basis. He will remain in that capacity, and at the same time will provide prosecution services to the Rindge Police Department.

Boggis is a longtime career police officer, nearly 20 years of prosecution experience — nearly his whole police career. He is certified by the N.H. Police Standards & Training in Basic and Advanced Prosecution. He also holds a law degree from the Massachusetts School of Law in Boston.

“The Rindge Police Department is looking forward to working closely with Prosecutor Boggis with full faith and confidence that he will serve the department well,” Morrill said.

The prosecution program cost under the former prosecutor was $59,004 to the town, which included salary for the prosecutor, an assistant to the prosecutor and materials. The prosecution program moving forward will come at a reduced cost of $54,087.00, saving the town $4,917. The new program costs include the salary of the prosecutor, an assistant to the prosecutor and materials.

“This change in our prosecution program comes on the heels of a seemingly town-wide calling on department heads to look for ways to run their respective departments more efficiently and cost effectively,” Morrill said. “I am happy that I have been able to meet that demand in this way with a significant change to our prosecution program.”

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