Sheriff's Message

The men and women of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) play a critical role in the success of the criminal justice system.

Charged with ensuring the care, custody and control of pre-trial detainees and individuals sentenced up to two-and-a-half years, MSO members are dedicated professionals. Comprised of correction officers, educators, addiction specialists, health care professionals and support staff, members work 24/7 to not only hold those sent to us by the courts, but also to prepare them to make a successful reentry to the community.

As a former prosecutor, I have found that the best way to protect the public from criminal activity is to stop individuals from re-offending. If we give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to develop a skill or increase their education level, they will have previously non-existent tools to help them get a job, pay their debts, earn a living and cultivate the self-esteem and pride to be productive citizens. We look intensely at each individual background in order to establish and focus on the risk factors that led to their initial incarceration. Mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, education level, work status and more all play an important role in determining how we can correct bad behavior. Individuals are held accountable for their actions and given every opportunity to turn the negative experience of incarceration into the positive result of starting a new life. 

We look forward to working with you to bring public safety in the Commonwealth to new heights.