Office of the State's Attorney Hartford Judicial District

Welcome to the Office of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford.

The State's Attorney's office is responsible for the prosecution of all criminal offenses which occur in the Judicial District, which includes the communities of Hartford, West Hartford, Bloomfield, East Hartford, Windsor, Enfield, Simsbury, Avon, Suffield, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Manchester, East Windsor, Granby, South Windsor, Windsor Locks, Farmington, East Granby and Canton.

The Office of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford office located at Hartford Superior Court prosecutes the more serious cases, mostly those crimes classified under state law as class A or class B felony offenses, from all communities in the Judicial District.

The Geographical Area offices, located at the "Part B" Superior Courts in Hartford and Manchester, primarily prosecute cases involving crimes classified under state law as class C, class D or class E felony offenses as well as all misdemeanor offenses and infractions, including motor vehicle offenses.


State's Attorney Sharmese L. Walcott

State’s Attorney Sharmese L. Walcott

Sharmese L. Walcott was appointed by the Criminal Justice Commission as State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford on September 25, 2020. State’s Attorney Walcott is the chief law enforcement officer in the Judicial District of Hartford, which includes Hartford and 18 surrounding communities. The State’s Attorney oversees employees at the Judicial District courthouse in Hartford, Geographical Area courts in Hartford and Manchester and the Juvenile Court and Community Court in Hartford.

State’s Attorney Walcott joined the Division of Criminal Justice in 2007 in the Danbury Judicial District. She was honored with the Theresa Foss Award for her work in Justice and Advocacy supporting those suffering with mental health needs. In 2018, she moved to the Hartford Judicial District where she served until her appointment as Executive Assistant State’s Attorney in 2020. Recently, she was honored by the Connecticut Alliance with the Advocacy In Action Award for her work in the area of sexual-based offenses.

In addition, State’s Attorney Walcott is the law enforcement lead and co-founder of the Regionalized Human Trafficking Recovery Taskforce and is a member of the Trafficking In Persons Council, active in the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee, and serves on the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls. She also serves on the Legislative and Management Committees for the Division and is the former Chair of the Commission on the Standardization for the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations. State’s Attorney Walcott serves as a partner to local government and organizations in their efforts to interrupt, intervene and prevent violence, particularly gun violence, in the community.

State’s Attorney Walcott earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury and a Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C.