McAlister promoted to oversee probation office

CONCORD — New Hampshire Department of Corrections Division of Field Services Director Michael McAlister announced Tuesday that a new chief probation/parole officer has been named for the Belknap County District Office in Laconia. Probation/Parole Officer Serene Eastman was promoted on May 3.
Eastman is a veteran Department of Corrections employee who began work as a corrections officer at the N.H. State Prison for Women in Goffstown in 2000. She became a probation/parole officer in the Dover District Office in 2002 and transferred to the Laconia District Office in 2005.
Director McAlister said, "Chief Eastman has a versatile Corrections background and is knowledgeable and experienced about the offender supervision and public safety needs in New Hampshire's Lakes Region. She will be a positive asset in her new role as Chief."
Eastman is responsible for managing an office of five employees which supervises over 450 offenders on probation, parole, and other community-based supervision.