Norfolk County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Norfolk County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 200 WEST STREET, DEDHAM, 2027 MA
  • Chief:
Phone: 781.329.3705
Fax: 781.326.1079

Norfolk County Sheriff's Office is located at 200 WEST STREET, DEDHAM, 2027 MA. The Norfolk County Sheriff's Office phone number is 781.329.3705.

Norfolk County Sheriff's Office News

Congratulations to Officer Richard Panarelli who retired yesterday after 27 years of service with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Please accept our best wishes for a long and happy retirement. You have earned it!

“To be a sheriff nowadays you have to do more than just hold inmates,” Harnais said. “We really care about what’s going on in this facility because we know it affects people on the outside.”

We were pleased to have students from Mass Bay Community College visit the county jail in Dedham this morning. The students received an inside look at the facility and learned more about the Sheriff’s role in running the correctional center, transporting inmates to and from area courts and addressing problems such as drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. Thank you to Officer Pecevich for guiding the tour!

Special Sheriff Robert Harnais will assume the duties of sheriff until either Governor Charlie Baker appoints someone or a special election is held in 2020. Harnais was appointed special sheriff in July and has been the general counsel for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office since 1999. He is a partner at Mahoney & Harnais, a law firm located in Quincy, which specializes in criminal, employment, and discrimination law. He received his BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and his JD from the New England School of Law. Special Sheriff Harnais is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New England Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, and the Bar Association of Norfolk County. He has served as an advisory board member for the criminal justice department for both Quincy College and Roxbury Community College.

Happy Halloween! We hope everyone has a fun and safe night.

We would like to thank Norfolk County Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti for his leadership over the past 19 years and wish him well as President of Quincy College.

The MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge recently announced that Norfolk County is among its newest members working to safely reduce jail populations and address racial and ethnic disparities in our local justice systems. We are proud to be a part of The Safety and Justice Challenge and a leader in this important work to #rethinkjails and model reforms for the nation.

Community Outreach Officer Jim Ross visited the Montclair Elementary School this week to talk about fire safety and show the students our smoke house simulator.

Yesterday, we welcomed a group of criminal justice students from Quincy High School for an inside look at the Norfolk County Correctional Center. The tour included a drug detection demonstration by Officer DeAngelis and K9 Barron and a question-and-answer session with two of the offenders currently incarcerated at the jail.

Nurse Maureen Fitzpatrick was honored today as the Norfolk Sheriff's Office Employee of the Quarter. Sheriff Bellotti presented the award to Maureen in recognition of her hands-on effort to rescue a correction officer from an erratic inmate during an incident in the medical unit on September 29th. Congratulations on a job well done!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, the Florence Police Department, and the families of the officers involved in yesterday’s tragic shooting.

Please join us for the unveiling of the Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia Memorial this Thursday, September 27th.

In the spring, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office received 10,000 honey bees from Georgia as part of an innovative program that will teach inmates to work with bees. We are excited to share that in August, we had our first honey harvest of the season. Thank you to beekeeper Susan Goldwitz for tending to the two wooden box hives this summer.

Sheriff Bellotti and his staff are deeply saddened about the passing of Elaine Connolly, who was a beloved employee of the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Civil Process Office. Our hearts go out to Elaine’s family – especially to her husband, former Norfolk County Treasurer Joe Connolly and her daughters, Taylor and Brigid.

Today we honor and remember the thousands of lives we lost, their families, and the heroic first responders who ran into harm’s way 17 years ago. We will #neverforget.

TRIAD Director Joe Canavan had a wonderful time at Norwood Day on Saturday talking with Fire Chief George Morrice and residents about our community programs, specifically for our youth and the elderly. #NorwoodDay18

Our office was happy to provide lunch at the 4th Annual Feel the Beat 5K in Quincy yesterday to celebrate the life and memory of Claire ‘Joni’ Brennan. Great job by all the participants!

Please be aware that the inmate visiting schedule at the Norfolk County Correctional Center has changed. New schedule is as follows:

We missed National Dog Day on Sunday but want to recognize the hard work of our K9 Officers: Lolek, Egon, Randy, Sawyer, Aiko and Barron. We are proud to have such an incredible K9 team!

“Smuggling drugs to prisoners, as is alleged here, can create situations that are dangerous to other prisoners and the corrections officers who keep custody of them,” Sheriff Bellotti said. “We remain vigilant so that the men in our custody, and those who guard them, remain safe.”

With the extreme heat predicted for the next few days, we would like to remind residents to stay inside, check on elderly neighbors, and keep pets indoors.

Another great day with the Weymouth Junior Police Academy. We were happy to have the cadets tour the jail and get an up-close look at our correctional system.

Thank you to the Weymouth Junior Police Academy for visiting Sheriff Bellotti’s Public Safety Complex today. We hope the cadets enjoyed the aerial ropes course and learned about team-building, the importance of working together and building trust between one another.

The Norfolk Sheriff's Office welcomed cadets from the Braintree Junior Police Academy to the Norfolk County Correctional Center in Dedham yesterday where they toured the facility and heard inmates speak about the consequences of making poor choices.