Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently visited with the 60–Plus Veterans Group at 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury. During his address to the group, Sheriff Tompkins spoke about many of his key initiatives, including the introduction of new programs designed to provide employable skills to inmates and detainees; his advocacy for more addiction recovery and mental health services for community residents; calling for more educational opportunity for the young people of Suffolk County; and several other issues critical to the community. Sheriff Tompkins also held a question and answer session during which he spoke about his recently launched Office of Veterans’ Affairs for Department staff, the hiring requirements and process for officers, and a host of other topics.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins joined U.S. Senator Edward Markey and a panel of experts consisting of state and local officials and the heads of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other key organizations to discuss the creation of a comprehensive strategy to address the growing opiate and prescription drug abuse and addiction epidemic.
Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently hosted a group of Boston Police Department captains at the Suffolk County House of Correction for a meeting to discuss the establishment of a central lockup for Suffolk County.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently introduced a Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for eleventh and twelfth grade high school students interested in the world of law enforcement. In addition to participating in job shadowing internships and field trips every week, program participants receive the opportunity to meet and speak with professionals from the world of law enforcement.
In a continuation of the sustained relief efforts given by members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in the wake of the destructive tornado that ripped through the City of Revere this past Monday morning, Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins joined Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, Senator Anthony Petruccelli, and State Representative RoseLee Vincent to announce the formation of the Revere Tornado Relief Fund.