Awards & Accreditations

The Norfolk County Correctional Center in Dedham is one of only 78 correctional institutions in the entire United States to be accredited by both the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health (NCCHA) Care.

The Norfolk County Correctional Center is proud to have more officers certified by the American Jail Association than any other correctional facility in the nation.

The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office has been officially recognized by the Norfolk County Prosecutors Association “in grateful appreciation for its service to the citizens of Norfolk County.”

For its excellence in providing health care to inmates, the Norfolk County Correctional Center was been as the “Facility of the Year” by the NCCHC in 1996.

Under Sheriff Bellotti, the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office's Electronic Incarceration Program -- through which offenders are confined to their homes -- became the first such program in New England and only the second in the United States to be accredited by the American Correctional Association.