In yet another show of good faith from the men and women of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Local 3967, which represents the Captains of the South Bay House of Correction, has endorsed Steve Tompkins for reelection as the Sheriff of Suffolk County.
Speaking on behalf of Local 3967, Captain Jack Sullivan and Captain Jason McGrain explained the motivation behind their endorsement of Sheriff Tompkins.
"Over the past few years, the public and Local 3967 have had the opportunity to observe the actions, perspectives and agendas of Steve Tompkins, the Sheriff of Suffolk County. Your honest, pragmatic, and hopeful insight into our community's problems and needs, and your willingness to examine the issues and listen closely to the public's questions and concerns places you far above other potential candidates, and so we are writing today to express our support for your campaign and our intention to both vote for you and to spread the word of the value of your policies and abilities. We at Local 3967 are confident of your success."
In late June, Sheriff Tompkins also received the endorsement of Local 419, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department's largest correction officers' union.
"I am grateful for this show of support from the members of Local 3967," said Sheriff Tompkins. "The men and women of the Department are second to none, and I greatly all of their hard work and dedication to keeping the SCSD a top-flight organization. Their support, along with that of Local 419, is a welcome reminder of the relationship that we have and speaks volumes about what we can accomplish moving forward."
Appointed to the position in 2013, Sheriff Tompkins won election in 2014 as a first-time candidate with over 83% of the vote. As the Sheriff of Suffolk County, Tompkins manages all operations at the Suffolk County House of Correction, the Nashua Street Jail and the Civil Process Division. In addition to providing care, custody and rehabilitative support for inmates and pretrial detainees, Tompkins also oversees a management, security and administrative staff of over 1,000. Sheriff Tompkins holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Boston College and a Master's Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts.