Superintendent/Special Sheriff,
Jail Operations

Gerard Horgan has 28 years of experience in corrections and has served as the Superintendent of Jail Operations at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office since February of 2013.  In this role, he supervises all Uniformed, Programs, Medical, HR, Fiscal, Legal, Classification and other Administrative staff. 

Superintendent Horgan oversees the daily operation of the facility and serves as a liaison to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and the courts.  

Previously, he spent 25 years at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department where he was Director of Human Resources, Deputy Superintendent, and Superintendent/Special Sheriff.  At the SCSD, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for a facility that housed 1,600 inmates,
pre-trial detainees and federal detainees.

In 2014 and 2015, he presented at the American Jail Association Conference in the area of liability and risk management. He is also published on and is an AJA Certified Jail Manager.   

Superintendent Horgan is a graduate of Northeastern University where
he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration
in Public Administration. Gerard earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1994. 

For the past eight years, Horgan has been an Adjunct Professor the University of Massachusetts Boston where he teaches courses in corrections and criminal justice.  He has also taught numerous classes to corrections staff at various Sheriff’s offices and the Massachusetts
Sheriff’s Association.


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