Press Releases

June 12, 2015

SHERIFF STEVEN W. TOMPKINS TESTIFIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS DURING STATE HOUSE HEARING

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently delivered testimony during a public hearing before the Massachusetts Joint Judiciary Committee in support of the Justice Reinvestment Act, an omnibus bill that addresses – among other issues – the repeal of mandatory minimums.
June 8, 2015

AG MAURA HEALEY JOINS SHERIFF STEVEN W. TOMPKINS AT HOUSE OF CORRECTION FOR WOMEN’S “PATHS TO EMPLOYMENT” EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015 CONTACT: Peter Van Delft (617) 704-6682   AG MAURA HEALEY JOINS SHERIFF STEVEN W. TOMPKINS AT HOUSE OF CORRECTION FOR […]
June 8, 2015

SHERIFF TOMPKINS DENOUNCES “WAR ON DRUGS” CALLING FOR MORE ADDICTION RECOVERY BEDS, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve W. Tompkins recently traveled to the Massachusetts State House to participate as a panelist in a forum addressing criminal justice reform.
May 15, 2015

SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT K9 “SHADOW” FITTED WITH NEW PROTECTIVE VEST

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department K9 “Shadow” received his new protective vest, thanks to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. (VIK9s), a local nonprofit organization.
May 13, 2015

SHERIFF TOMPKINS, DEPARTMENT WARN ABOUT TELEPHONE SCAM

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of a telephone scam involving a man falsely claiming to work for the Civil Process Division.
April 28, 2015

SHERIFF TOMPKINS TALKS EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT EAST BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL

EAST BOSTON – Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins visited the East Boston High School Chapter of the NAACP to speak with students about one of his key initiatives – education.
April 28, 2015

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ADDRESSES STUDENTS AT THE PERKINS COMMUNITY CENTER ABOUT DRUG ABUSE, BULLYING

BOSTON – Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins visited 75 young scholars at the Perkins Community Center in the J.A.B. (Jump Across Barriers) Step, INC. program. This nonprofit organization pairs together young entrepreneurs, recent college graduates and previous student–athletes to help children in the Dorchester community “strengthen self–esteem, self–motivation, and self–discipline.”
February 12, 2015

SHERIFF TOMPKINS DECRIES MANDATORY MINIMUMS DURING BOSTON TENPOINT COALITION MEETING

BOSTON – Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins spoke out against mandatory minimums earlier today at the Boston TenPoint Coalition’s monthly meeting in Roxbury.
February 11, 2015

SHERIFF TOMPKINS INCREASES SNOW REMOVAL ASSISTANCE TO BOSTON

BOSTON – Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins has ordered an increase in snow removal assistance to the City of Boston through Monday’s holiday. Starting today, seven Community Works Program (CWP) crews made up of 25 inmates will be deployed along with 36 cadets currently assigned to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Training Academy.
February 5, 2015

AHEAD OF DIMOCK EVENT, SHERIFF TOMPKINS CALLS FOR MORE RECOVERY BEDS AND DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS

Offers support for Mayor Walsh, Dimock’s focus on addiction recovery