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UPDATED March 20, 2015

Sheriff Departments

Massachusetts

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Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser.  In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department.  You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure.  For a list of Massachusetts courts, check the MA Courthouse Locations page on our site.  Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in Massachusetts, as gathered by the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association.

 

Barnstable

Barnstable County Sheriff's Office
6000 Sheriff's Place
Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: (508) 563-4302
Fax: (508) 563-4574
Web: http://www.bsheriff.net/
Email: jcummings@bsheriff.net

Berkshire

Berkshire County Sheriff's Office
467 Cheshire Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 447-7117
Fax: (413) 443-0008
Web: http://www.bcsoma.org/page.php?PageID=523&PageName=Berkshire+County+Sheriff%27s+Office
Email: thomas.bowler@sdb.state.ma.us

Bristol

Bristol County Sheriff's Office
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: (508) 995-1311
Fax: (508) 995-7835
Web: http://www.bcso-ma.us/
Email: sheriff@bcso-ma.org

Dukes

Dukes County Sheriff's Office
149 Main Street
P.O. Box 252
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: (508) 627-5173
Fax: (508) 627-8496
Web: http://www.dukescounty.org/Pages/DukesCountyMA_Sheriff/index
Email: mamccormack@dcsoma.org

Essex

Essex County Sheriff's Office
20 Manning Road
P.O. Box 807
Middleton, MA 01949
Phone: (978) 750-1900
Fax: (978) 750-1999
Web: http://www.mass.gov/essexsheriff/
Email: sheriff@eccf.com

Franklin

Franklin County Sheriff's Office
160 Elm Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: (413) 774-4014
Fax: (413) 774-6641
Web: http://www.fcso-ma.us/index.html
Email: chris.donelan@fcs.state.ma.us

Hampden

Hampden County Sheriff's Office
627 Randall Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
Phone: (413) 547-8000
Fax: (413) 589-1851
Web: http://www.hcsdmass.org/
Email: michael.ashe@sdh.state.ma.us

Hampshire

Hampshire County Sheriff's Office
205 Rocky Hill
P.O. Box 7000
Northampton, MA 01061
Phone: (413) 582-7700
Fax: (413) 584-2695
Web: http://www.hampshiresheriffs.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Email: robert.garvey@hsd.state.ma.us

Middlesex

Middlesex County Sheriff's Office
400 Mystic Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02155
Phone: (781) 960-2800
Fax: (781) 960-2902
Web: http://www.middlesexsheriff.org/

Nantucket

Nantucket County Sheriff's Office
16 Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: (508) 228-7263
Fax: (508) 325-5338

Norfolk

Norfolk County Sheriff's Office
200 West Street
Dedham, MA 02027
Phone: (781) 329-3705
Fax: (781) 326-1079
Web: http://www.norfolksheriff.com/
Email: info@norfolksheriff.com

Plymouth

Plymouth County Sheriff's Office
24 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 830-6200
Fax: (580) 830-6201
Web: http://www.pcsdma.org/
Email: jmcdonald@pcsdma.org

Suffolk

Suffolk County Sheriff's Office
20 Bradston Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 635-1000 ext. 2100
Fax: (617) 704-6581
Web: http://www.scsdma.org/
Email: acbral@scsdma.org

Worcester

Worcester County Sheriff's Office
5 Paul X. Tivnan Drive
West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone: (508) 854-1800
Fax: (508) 856-0465
Web: http://www.worcestercountysheriff.com/
Email: levangelidis@sdw.state.ma.us

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