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CLICK HERE before visiting: Visitor Dress Code

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.

Please read full dress code guide to enure you do not get turned away on your next visit: click here
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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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Contact for more information(617) 635-1100 x3001.

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

If you have previously submitted or saved an application, please go to My Account to retrieve it.

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What's New {Click On Tabs Below}

Members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department helped to send young participants back to school with mini backpacks, notebooks, pencils and other supplies at a special event held at the James W. Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain.

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The Summer Enrichment Program visited the Massachusetts State House for a tour, during which they learned about some of the key functions of State Government and some of the roles and responsibilities of the various government offices. Later, the SEP caught up with the Governor of Massachusetts herself, Maura Healey, who answered several thoughtful questions posed by the group.

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Giving its participants a well-rounded view of the many facets of law enforcement, the criminal legal system and government functions, the Department’s Summer Enrichment Program visited Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell. AG Campbell sat with the SEP and discussed the many ways in which the office looks out for the residents of Massachusetts, including protecting consumers, combating fraud and corruption, investigating and prosecuting crime, and protecting the environment, workers, and civil rights.

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Our Summer Enrichment Program visited the Massachusetts State Police and received a tour of the facilities, and were treated to K9 and drone demonstrations with discussion about the various equipment that they utilize in their work.

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