Press Releases

March 3, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Visits Members Of The Boston Commission On Elderly Affairs’ Senior Companion Program

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently visited Boston City Hall to speak with members of the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly’s “Senior Companion Program.”
March 3, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Attends Installation Service For Reverend Liz Walker At Roxbury Presbyterian Church

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently visited the Roxbury Presbyterian Church to attend the Service of Installation for Reverend Liz Walker. The service inaugurates Reverend Walker to the position of Designated Pastor at the Roxbury Presbyterian Church, where she has served as transitional leader since 2011.
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.
February 28, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins, Department Host Mayor Walsh For Tour Of The House Of Correction

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently invited Mayor Walsh on a tour of the Suffolk County House of Correction.
February 28, 2014

Sheriff Tompkins Hosts College Bound Dorchester For A 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 Suffolk County House of Correction for members of College Bound Dorchester and the Charles Hayden Foundation.
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 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 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 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.