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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 30, 2016

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer
(917) 485-2990
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Norfolk Sheriff Robert J. McCabe Announces Retirement in 2017

BobHeadshotAfter 35 years of public service in Norfolk, the last 23 as sheriff, I am announcing my retirement effective February 1, 2017. As many will attest, serving for over 30+ years in law enforcement and corrections is an accomplishment in itself. It is important to note that recent unsubstantiated allegations in the local paper were not factors in my decision to retire.

When I took office in 1994, the city jail was in the midst of a U.S. Dept. of Justice investigation. Today, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office and city jail are fully accredited both statewide and nationally.

As sheriff, I have received many awards and recognitions, all along knowing the credit belongs to the men and women that make up the NSO family. I am honored to have worked alongside so many dedicated deputy sheriffs and civilian support staff.

I am also proud of the many jail inmate programs established to prepare offenders to re-enter society, community programs for our seniors and youth, and the stewardship of taxpayer money.

I will always be grateful for the support of Norfolk citizens for allowing me to serve over two decades as their sheriff.

Upon my retirement Colonel Joe Baron, by law, will assume the position of sheriff on February 1, 2017, until the general election is held on November 7, 2017.

At this time, I will respectfully be declining all media interview requests.

Any questions may be directed to Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer for the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. She can be reached by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by cell phone at (917) 485-2990.


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