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.
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.
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.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently visited the Buckley Apartments in Chelsea to participate in their annual senior cookout event. In addition to elected officials such as Chelsea City Councilors Leo Robinson and Giovanni Recupero, nearly 200 seniors participated throughout the day engaging in conversation, watching a World Cup soccer game, eating great food, and enjoying musical offerings.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently addressed a media assembly about the transfer to the Nashua Street Jail of former NFL (National Football League) New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.