Each year the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office’s Community Service Program provides thousands of hours of labor to a number of towns and organizations throughout Norfolk County with landscaping projects, providing labor, painting, landscaping and cleaning services for local housing authorities, and assisting civic organizations and nonprofits. The Community Service Program also assist the Massachusetts Highway Department with trash pickup along area highways.
Under the supervision of Norfolk Sheriff’s Outreach Officers, these programs give inmates a chance to develop skills while at the same time providing valuable maintenance and repair services to cash strapped non-profits and municipalities which may otherwise be unable to obtain such services.
There is a high demand for assistance, we urge applicants to submit requests as far in advance as possible. Due to availability of qualified inmates and security staff, applications are limited.
All work performed by NCSO Community Service Crews must be on project sites owned by a Norfolk County municipality, county or federal agency, non-profit or charitable organizations.
The requesting agency/organization must provide any supplies, tools or equipment needed for project.
The requesting agency/organization must provide lunch for the inmate work crew at the project site.
The requesting agency/organization’s responsibility to obtain permits and licenses if needed for project. The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office will not be responsible for compliance with building codes.
Inmate work crews will leave any job site deemed unsafe or if inclement weather develops.
Children cannot be present at any jobsite. Projects at a school are to be done off hours or school vacation periods when children are not present.
An Outreach Correctional Officer supervises inmates at all times. We will do our best to adhere to a project schedule but, at any time, a work crew may need to leave a work site and projects may need to reschedule or cancel due to security operations.
A Community Service supervisor may make a site visit to review your project request.