Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA). The MSA is an independent state agency with a mission to provide support to the fourteen elected sheriffs of the Commonwealth and their offices. In particular, the MSA provides a structure for all these offices to work collaboratively with each other and with other criminal justice and law enforcement agencies. This website is intended to provide those agencies and the general public with information that helps to locate, identify and understand the work done by the county sheriffs in Massachusetts.
This site is a centralized resource for information about each sheriff, the facilities that each operates, visitation and services at those facilities, the service of civil process in each county, legislative and policy initiatives of the department, and the coordination of training and education for the corrections professionals who are instrumental to the safe, secure and effective operation of the jails, houses of correction and other programs intended to improve public safety throughout the Commonwealth.