Press Releases

January 27, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Honors Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently joined with residents, elected officials and community organizations in honoring the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 31, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Lends Support To Boston Chamber Of Commerce’s 20th Annual Pinnacle Awards

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently attended the 20th annual Pinnacle Awards, hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and held at the Copley Place Marriot in Boston.
January 31, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins, Department Host Gubernatorial Candidate Evan Falchuk For Tour Of The House Of Correction

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently hosted a tour of the House of Correction for United Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk.
February 11, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Welcome 31 New Officers

Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently welcomed 31 new officers into the corrections profession, with 28 custody staff members slated to serve at the Suffolk County House of Correction and three going online in Norfolk County.
February 11, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Joins Governor Patrick On His Visit To New England Center For Arts And Technology

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on a tour of the New England Center for Arts and Technology in Boston. The tour, which was led by the school’s Executive Director Richard Ward, allowed Governor Patrick to speak about the expansion of job training opportunities in high–demand fields. The tour also served as an introduction to the school for the other public leaders in attendance, including former Suffolk County Sheriff and current Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral.
February 18, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins, Department Bring Focus To Justice System In Directions For Corrections Forum

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently held a community forum focusing on the Department of Youth Services, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts Department of Probation and the Massachusetts Board of Parole at Roxbury Community College’s Media Arts Center.
February 19, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Joins With Senator Markey In Support Of “Handgun Trigger Safety Act”

Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently joined with U.S. Senator Ed Markey in support of his proposal of new legislation, the "Handgun Trigger Safety Act."
February 21, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Participates On Panel For Criminal Justice Reform

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently served as a panelist for a discussion on “Reform, Re–entry and Results: Change and Progress in the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System” at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The event, which also featured remarks from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, was sponsored by MassINC, the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and the Mass Bar Association.
February 21, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Celebrates Black Leadership In Massachusetts At “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” Event

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently took part in a celebration of Black leadership at Roxbury Community College’s Media Arts Center.
February 28, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Takes Part In Elderly Commission’s Annual Black History Month Celebration

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently joined Mayor Martin Walsh and area residents for the Boston Elderly Commission’s annual Black History Month celebration at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.