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The Department has established minimum requirements for visitor dress. When the visits officer deems a visitor’s attire does not conform to the requirements outlined herein, they will ask the Shift Commander to either approve or deny the visit.

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As of March 11, 2020, Visiting Hours at the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department have been suspended until further notice.

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

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Maintaining safe and secure custody and control of inmates and pre-trial detainees.
  • Enhancing public safety by seeking ways to effectively reduce offender recidivism.
  • To meet the challenges presented by this obligation, we must set goals that inform and improve our relationship with both the public and each other.

Steven W. Tompkins, a member of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department since 2002, was appointed to serve as the Sheriff of Suffolk County on January 22nd, 2013 by Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick.

As the Sheriff of Suffolk County, Tompkins manages all operations at the Suffolk County House of Correction, the Nashua Street Jail and the Civil Process Division. In addition to providing care, custody and rehabilitative support for inmates and pre–trial detainees, Tompkins also oversees a management, security and administrative staff of over 1,000.

Tour The Facilities

Here you can take a virtual tour of one of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department facilities.

Suffolk County Jail at Nashua Street
Suffolk County South Bay House of Correction

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SCSD Employment Opportunities Below is a list of current opportunities at Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. Please click on an opening in the list to view details and apply or to download an application. Click here

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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is celebrating the graduates of Correction Officer Training Academy Class 23-03. Your journey was long and arduous, but you hung in there, stuck with it and made it into the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Family. Congratulations on a job well done and welcome to your new career! #WeAreSCSD

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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently held a forum in conjunction with the United States Department of Health and Human Services with participation by a diverse array of community partners, service providers and public safety agencies. Held at Roxbury Community College, the panel discussion focused on enhancing collaborations between public safety, public health and community partners in the delivery of care and services for those impacted by mental health and substance use disorders. Topics included current best practice strategies, local & national initiatives, and emerging trends with the goal of creating an ongoing partnership dialogue focused on linking criminal justice-involved individuals with critically needed services and a continuum of care.

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The Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association of Massachusetts recently held its inaugural Law Enforcement & Corrections Awards to honor the outstanding achievements and unwavering commitment of law enforcement and corrections professionals. Members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department were presented with five of the twelve total awards bestowed that day, with Superintendent of the Suffolk County Jail winning two – the prestigious Michael J. Ashe Award and the Employee of the Year Award. Assistant Superintendent Rachelle Steinberg won the award for Jail Administrator of the Year; Deputy Christopher Ellis won the Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award, and SCSD collaborator, the New England Culinary Arts Training Program, won the award for Strategic Partner of the Year. Congratulations, to one and all.

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Recently, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Special Sheriff Abiezer Ayuso was honored at the Massachusetts State House by the The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus during the Annual Latino Excellence Awards. Nominated by State Representative Christopher Worrell, Special Sheriff Ayuso joined 60 additional nominees who were recognized for their contributions to the rich heritage of the Latinx community and in celebration of the multi-generational impact that Latino people have made in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the nation.

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