Jerry McDermott

Jerry McDermott served as the Sheriff of Norfolk County where he led a team of 330 employees and served the citizens of Norfolk County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by enhancing public safety through the operation of a safe, secure, and humane correctional facility that established structure and accountability for offenders and focused on re-entry programs and community-based programs that promote crime prevention, citizen awareness, education, youth development, elderly assistance, and law enforcement support. These efforts are accomplished by a highly trained and dedicated workforce and through collaborative agreements with public and private stakeholders.

Prior to serving as Sheriff, McDermott served as Chief of Staff at the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). Prior to working at DCAMM, McDermott held positions in government and community relations and economic development for Eversource.

McDermott served as the state director for former United States Senator Scott P. Brown. He also served as executive director of the South Shore Habitat for Humanity. Before running the Habitat affiliate, he served as a Boston City Councilor from 2002-2008. As a Councilor, he ran the Committees on Ways & Means, Post Audit & Oversight.

He also served as co-chair of the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force, spearheading initiatives in the community to address drug and alcohol abuse through education, prevention, and awareness, such as a Youth Drug Summit. McDermott also initiated a Parent Drug Survey used to understand the community’s perspective on substance abuse and mental health issues.

During his time on the Boston City Council, he worked with colleagues & state legislators to lead the development of the first sobriety high school, William J. Ostiguy High School and he fought against the overprescribing of opioids.

Sheriff McDermott is a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He resides in Westwood with his two daughters.

Sheriff, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Chief of Staff, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) Commonwealth of Massachusetts
City Councilor, City of Boston

jerry mcdermott

jerry mcdermott

Sheriff, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Chief of Staff, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) Commonwealth of Massachusetts
City Councilor, City of Boston

Jerry McDermott served as the Sheriff of Norfolk County where he led a team of 330 employees.  Sheriff McDermott served the citizens of Norfolk County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by enhancing public safety through the operation of a safe, secure, and humane correctional facility that established structure and accountability for offenders and focuses on re-entry programs and community-based programs that promote crime prevention, citizen awareness, education, youth development, elderly assistance, and law enforcement support. These efforts are accomplished by a highly trained and dedicated workforce and through collaborative agreements with public and private stakeholders.

Prior to serving as Sheriff, McDermott served as Chief of Staff at the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). Prior to working at DCAMM McDermott held positions in Government & Community Relations & Economic Development for Eversource.

McDermott served as the State Director for former United States Senator Scott P. Brown. He also served as Executive Director of the South Shore Habitat for Humanity. Before running the Habitat affiliate, he served as a Boston City Councilor from 2002-2008. As a Councilor, he ran the Committees on Ways & Means, Post Audit & Oversight.

He also served as co-chair of the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force, spearheading initiatives in the community to address drug and alcohol abuse through education, prevention and awareness such as a Youth Drug Summit. McDermott also initiated a Parent Drug Survey used to understand the community’s perspective on substance abuse and mental health issues.

During his time on the Boston City Council, he worked with colleagues & state legislators to lead the development of the first sobriety high school, William J. Ostiguy High School and he fought against the overprescribing of opioids.

Sheriff McDermott is a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He resides in Westwood with his two daughters.