The Legal Department’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the review of sheriff’s office policies, review of contracts with outside agencies/vendors, providing assistance with the bidding process for services/purchases when necessary, assuring training requirements are met, conducting and/or assisting with investigations (both internal and in conjunction with outside counsel/agencies), processing subpoenas for records, providing information requested by former or current inmates and outside agencies, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Memorandums of Understanding with unions and outside agencies, inmate related legal matters, assisting with worker’s compensation processes and settlement negotiations, representing the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office in lawsuits filed, assisting with collective bargaining negotiations, and providing general legal assistance to the Sheriff, the Sheriff’s executive office, department heads and staff as needed.






Press Releases

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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