sheriffsOverviewWelcome to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department located in Boston, Massachusetts. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is the largest in the Commonwealth and the 16th largest of 3,085 Sheriffs’ Offices in the United States.

This website will provide you with information about the Department and its public safety role within the communities of Boston, Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop.

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s mission is to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth and to serve and protect the citizens of Suffolk County.

As a leader in county corrections, the Sheriff’s Department is committed to providing safe care and custody for individuals at our facilities through a variety of offices, programs, services and partners.

We are pleased to offer this site as a glimpse into the world of corrections, rehabilitation, and the Sheriff’s Department’s role as an innovative criminal justice system whose primary goal is to maintain, enhance and improve public safety in the community.