SHERIFF TOMPKINS TESTIFIES ON BEHALF OF MASSACHUSETTS SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins joined Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr. and Hampshire County Sheriff Patrick J. Cahillane in the Gardner Auditorium at the Massachusetts State House to testify on behalf of the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association in support of HB 4033, “An Act Relative to Combating Addiction, Accessing Treatment, Reducing Prescriptions, and Enhancing Prevention.” Put forth by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, who also testi ed beside Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, HB 4033 would increase access to recovery services through assessment of the needs for treatment beds, expanding access to treatment services in hospital emergency departments, prevention education in schools and more.