Mission Statement



The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office serves the public safety needs of the residents of Norfolk County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts while prioritizing professionalism and accountability, character, opportunity, and community for both employees and our programming.

We believe that public safety involves preventing crime as well as addressing the conditions that threaten the health, well-being, and safety of all Norfolk County residents. Prevention, intervention, education, and hope are the keys to our public safety mission. We pursue this goal in two ways: by operating a safe, secure, and humane correctional facility that focuses on offender rehabilitation and post-release success; and by investing in Norfolk County communities with programming focused on education, leadership, youth development, civics and citizenship, crime prevention, vocational support, substance use prevention, elder support, and working with law enforcement. This work is made possible through both a highly-trained and dedicated workforce and an investment in partnerships and collaborative agreements with public and private stakeholders.

This mission is realized in four priority areas:

Professionalism & Accountability
This priority area ensures that the NCSO remains a workplace that holds its employees to the highest professional standards and maintains the trust of the public.

  • Maintaining a safe and secure direct supervision correctional facility that conforms to all national, state, and local standards, laws, and judicial decisions.
  • Serving as a positive representative of the work and reputation of the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office both on-duty and off-duty and holding all staff accountable to these standards.
  • Dedicating ourselves to maintain the highest level of professionalism, through support, motivation, professional development, and training program opportunities.
  • Conducting all work and decision making in a manner that is transparent, understands the needs of other divisions, and is communicated effectively both internally and externally.
  • Completing all NCSO work in a manner that is timely, thorough, and of the highest quality.

Character
This priority area recognizes that each employee of the NCSO is a representative of the department as a whole and are models of ethical behavior to their colleagues and the public.

  • Ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of offenders by respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.
  • Creating a just and fair environment that encourages positive behavior from those in our care and custody and modeling those behaviors in our professional interactions.
  • Respecting the dignity and value of each person within the NCSO and the communities we serve.
  • Serving with honesty, integrity, and dedication.

Opportunity
This priority area emphasizes creating an environment in which employees and those we serve are supported in pursuing opportunities for growth, development, and advancement.

  • Encouraging employees to produce work of the highest-caliber by providing opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Supporting staff who seek out external opportunities for professional development.
  • Promoting professional opportunities at the NCSO, including promotions, hiring, professional development, and training.
  • Providing education, treatment opportunities, job skill programs, civics training, and social responsibility for offenders to prepare them for a successful return to society.

Community
This priority area promotes community in two ways: 1) by establishing and promoting a healthy workplace; and 2) by emphasizing the relationship between the NCSO and the communities we serve in Norfolk County.

  • Building a highly-trained and professional team of corrections professionals whose first priority is the safety and security of offenders and the communities of Norfolk County.
  • Fostering a climate of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in both the workplace and in our programming.
  • Promoting public safety through community programming, volunteer opportunities, community service programs, and robust support systems that both aim to prevent criminal activity and confront the conditions that threaten the safety and security of all Norfolk County residents.
  • Seeking out, whenever possible, alternatives to incarceration that strengthen communities, rehabilitate offenders, and ensure the efficiency of services provided by the Sheriff’s Office.





Press Releases

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office and Sharon Police Department to Host Free Summer Safety Fest at Crescent Ridge in Sharon
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man for Several Years of Unpaid Child Support
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Alerts Residents of Potential Scam
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Are You OK? Program Saves Life of Norfolk County Senior
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NCSO Superintendent Danielle Frane Receives Spirit of MAWLE Leadership Award for Women in Law Enforcement
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Norfolk County Correctional Officer Receives Meritorious Recognition from Commonwealth for Lifesaving Efforts
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Residents Enjoy Sheriff’s Summer Safety Fest at Merrymount Beach
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NCSO Lieutenant Receives Massachusetts Medal of Lifesaving for Actions to Save Victim of Motorcycle Accident
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Norfolk County Sheriff, DA, and Treasurer Host Public Safety Alliance Summit
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NCSO Welcomes New Comfort Dog K9 Officer
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Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott Doubles Investment in Youth Leadership Academy by Expanding to Franklin
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Norfolk County Sheriff Appoints Danielle Frane as New Superintendent
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Norfolk County Sheriff McDermott Appoints Chris Bell as Special Sheriff
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Norfolk County Sheriffs Office Graduates First Class of Female Justice-Involved Individuals from Program with New England Wildlife
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Norfolk County Sheriffs Office Intercepts $14K Worth of Suboxone in Attempted Smuggling
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Awarded $25K Grant for Substance Abuse Treatment Program
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Updates “Coffee with the Sheriff” Dates, Locations
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Sheriff Patrick McDermott Announces New “Coffee with the Sheriff” Series
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Norfolk County Sheriff's Office Swears In New Class of Corrections Officers, Promotes Captains and Lieutenants
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Norfolk County Sheriff's Office to Host Holiday Happenings
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Accreditation from National Commission on Correctional Health Care
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Norfolk County Sheriffs Office Recognizes John King as Norfolk County Hero
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Sheriff Patrick McDermott Participates in Roundtable on Probation and Parole Practices with Robert Kraft and REFORM Alliance Group
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Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott Named to Body Camera Taskforce
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Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott Selected for National Inaugural Jail Administration Course
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Cohasset Eagle Scout Eric Hense as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office to Host Back-to-School Family Movie Night
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NCSO Recognizes Tyler Forgeron as Norfolk County Hero
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NCSO Receives Grant to Help Break Down Language Barriers for Victims
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Nate Galante as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy Expands to Franklin
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NCSO Hosts Blood Drive in Honors of The Mighty Quinn
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Cynthia Lewis as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office to Host Blood Drive in Honor of “The Mighty Quinn”
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Competitive Perkins Grant to Develop Workforce Training Program
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Awards Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office $700K Grant to Expand Opioid Treatment Program
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Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott Launches “Norfolk County Heroes” Initiative
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Sheriff McDermott Praises “Are You OK” Program for Recent Saves of Two Norfolk County Residents
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Patrick McDermott Sworn In as Norfolk County Sheriff
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