Essex County Sheriff's Office 20 Manning Road Middleton MA 01949 15.4 miles from Gloucester 978-750-1900
Middlesex County Sheriff's Office 400 Mystic Avenue Somerville MA 02145 26.2 miles from Gloucester 781-960-2800
Suffolk County Sheriff's Office 20 Bradston Street Boston MA 02118 28.2 miles from Gloucester 617-635-1000
Rockingham County Sheriff's Office 101 North Road Brentwood NH 03833 32.3 miles from Gloucester 603-679-2225
Norfolk County Sheriff's Office 200 West Street Dedham MA 02026 36.9 miles from Gloucester 781-329-3705
Strafford County Sheriff's Office 259 County Farm Road Dover NH 03820 42.8 miles from Gloucester 603-742-4960
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.