SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINS STUDENTS AT BOSTON COLLEGE "4BOSTON" 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINS STUDENTS AT BOSTON COLLEGE "4BOSTON" 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently returned to his alma mater Boston College to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 4Boston Volunteers, the largest weekly service organization at the university. Sheriff Tompkins shared some of his defining moments as a Boston College student, and the critical role of civic engagement and community service. He also detailed some of the programs within the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department that support and bolster civic engagement including the Choice Program, among others. 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE MEETING

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE MEETING

"It was a pleasure to join with the members of the Massachusetts Democratic Party to elect the Massachusetts' Democratic Party delegate to the Democratic National Convention. I was proud to join with 200+ members from across Massachusetts to act on our commitment to good governance through voting, and elect our next Democratic Party Delegate. Congratulations to Mel Poindexter on his election." 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS, MAYOR WALSH AND CITY OF BOSTON ANNOUNCE RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP

SHERIFF TOMPKINS, MAYOR WALSH AND CITY OF BOSTON ANNOUNCE RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP

"This Recovery Partnership will mean faster, stronger, and better connections for incarcerated individuals leaving our institutions and reentering their neighborhoods. I am so proud to announce this Recovery Partnership with Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston, because it shows our collective desire to work together, our collective agreement to build bridges from inside our institutions out into the community, and our collective rejection of the notion that Boston and Suffolk County can be considered successful without the success of all of our citizens." 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS PARTICIPATES IN CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON'S PRESENTATION AT EMERSON COLLEGE

SHERIFF TOMPKINS PARTICIPATES IN CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON'S PRESENTATION AT EMERSON COLLEGE

"It was a tremendous honor to be asked to participate in Congressman Keith Ellison's presentation at Emerson College. As Rep. Ellison so eloquently stated, "we have to stand for racial and economic justice, because if we don't fight for both, we're not going to achieve either." In these difficult and uncertain times in our country, we must all come together as one united people - men, women and young people of all races, all faiths, all cultures, LGBT, veterans, disabled, and all others - to ensure that we can provide a safe, healthy, inclusive and vibrant society with equality for ALL people", said Sheriff Tompkins.

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SAD NEWS FROM STEVE TOMPKINS

Dear friend,
It is with a heavy heart that I pass along this note to you. 

Earlier today Suzanne Tompkins, (age 54), wife of Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins passed away. After complications from a stroke, Suzanne passed peacefully surrounded by her beloved husband and family. Suzanne is the loving mother of Christopher and Dayneece Tompkins. The Sheriff is heartbroken and thankful for all of the prayers from people across the Commonwealth. The family respectfully requests privacy during this difficult time.

Sincerely, 
Melissa Morel

SHERIFF TOMPKINS, DEPARTMENT CONVENE "A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE"

SHERIFF TOMPKINS, DEPARTMENT CONVENE "A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE"

Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department held a public discussion about race at Roxbury Community College. 

Sheriff Tompkins assembled a distinguished panel of speakers that included Rt. Reverend Jack Ahern of Saint Mary Parish; Andrea Cabral, Former Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety and Security; Evandro Carvalho, State Representative for the 5th Suffolk District; Michael Curry, President of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Boston Chapter; William Gross, Superintendent-In-Chief of the Boston Police Department; Akilah Johnson, Boston Globe Journalist; Steve Koczela, President of the MassINC Polling Group; Dan Mulhern, Director of the City of Boston’s Public Safety Initiative; Tonya Platt, Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney; Dan Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence; Alberto Vasallo, Jr., Founder and President of El Mundo; and Teri Williams, Chief Operating Officer and President of OneUnited Bank. 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS INVITED TO BE A PRESENTER AT U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN'S "PRESENTATION ON AMERICA'S AGENDA"

SHERIFF TOMPKINS INVITED TO BE A PRESENTER AT U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN'S "PRESENTATION ON AMERICA'S AGENDA"

Sheriff Tompkins was invited to be a presenter at U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's "Presentation on America's Agenda" held at the Roxbury Community College this past Thursday, August 25th. 

"I want to thank I want to thank Senator Warren for inviting me onstage and for bringing a message that truly resonates with the middle and working class people in our community," said Sheriff Tompkins. "A tremendous amount of knowledge was transmitted in a short amount of time about the social, economic and political factors that shape our daily lives and her clarion call for residents to become more civically engaged was both necessary and welcome."

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AS MA DELEGATE

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AS  MA DELEGATE

Sheriff Steve Tompkins was selected by fellow State Committee Members to serve as a Hillary Clinton Congressional District 7 Delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. 

"My time at the Democratic Convention wasn't just experiencing this monumental chapter in our country's history - that of nominating the first female to run for the American presidency - I also served as a whip, which meant that I had to make sure that nine people in my group were in their seats when needed to vote on platform initiatives," said Sheriff Tompkins.

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINED GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER FOR THE SIGNING INTO LAW OF BILL S.2119

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins joined Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker for the historic signing into law of Bill S.2119 – “An Act to establish pay equity.” This law, which updates the prior MA law established in 1945, improves and more clearly defines protections to guarantee that women are paid equally for equal work.

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS 44TH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN DINNER AT PRINCE HALL MASONIC TEMPLE

"I want to congratulate the members of Syria Court No. 10 for a wonderfully successful 44th Annual Senior Citizen Dinner at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple in Dorchester. It was a great pleasure to be there with everyone again renewing friendships and making new ones while breaking bread and celebrating the wisdom and experience of those who came before us. I look forward to joining everyone once again next year for the 45th annual celebration," said Sheriff Tompkins. 

SHERIFF TOMPKINS AMONG LAWMAKERS AGAINST LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

SHERIFF TOMPKINS AMONG LAWMAKERS AGAINST LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

"The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police, Massachusetts Sheriffs Association and the state's district attorneys have all come out against marijuana legalization, according to the opposition campaign. 

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins said after the press conference that he understands arguments being raised about "people falling into the criminal justice system," but would "rather err on the side of caution" on marijuana policy.

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