Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference calling for legislative action on Capitol Hill to reduce gun violence.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference calling for legislative action on Capitol Hill to reduce gun violence, according to a press statement. Koutoujian joined law enforcement leaders from across the nation as Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder called for common-sense measures to be enacted by Congress to reduce gun violence, according to the statement. Joining the sheriff at the press conference from Middlesex County were Natick Police Chief James Hicks, Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl and Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco, Jr. and Brookline Police Chief Daniel C. O’Leary, according to the statement. “It was an honor to join my colleagues as the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will be visiting Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference on President Obama’s gun violence prevention legislation.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference on President Obama’s gun violence prevention legislation, according to a press statement. Vice President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder, along with law enforcement officials from across the country, will call on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence, according to the statement. "I am honored to have been asked to join my colleagues from across the country to stand in unison with Vice President Biden in calling on Congress to enact common-sense gun violence prevention measures," Koutoujian said in the statement. "It is time for the productive, respectful dialogue that has taken place at …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was inaugurated at Bentley University in Waltham on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Before he detailed plans to improve his agency, Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn into his first elected term as Middlesex County Sheriff on Wednesday. In front of a large audience of family, colleagues and friends, Koutoujian, a life-long Waltham resident and former state representative for the city, took the oath of office during a 4 p.m. ceremony at the LaCava Center at Bentley University. Koutoujian was elected to the post in November 2012 to fill the remaining four years of a six-year term. Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Koutoujian in late 2010 after former sheriff James DiPaola took his own life. Koutoujian, in a 25-minute speech, said he plans to boost correction officer wellness and hire more academy-trained officers. He said he also …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian issued a statement in response to inquiries on whether he would run for the Middlesex DA's seat.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is not ruling out a run to become the next Middlesex County District Attorney. Koutoujian, in a statement released in response to inquires on whether he would run to fill the seat Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone plans to vacate, said "never say never." “I love my job as Sheriff of Middlesex County and am focused on the work before me," Koutoujian said in the statement. "One of my guiding principles has always been to never say never to any opportunity in which I can provide benefit to the people I serve. But today, I’d just like to congratulate Gerry on what must have been a difficult decision and thank him for his service to Middlesex County." Koutoujian, a Waltham resident, was …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Local police agencies will now have access to more information on prison inmates.
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Wednesday, January 9
Middlesex County law enforcement agencies now have an additional tool to fight crime—more and easier access to information about prison inmates. The Middlesex County Sheriff's office recently unveiled MIDNet, the Massachusetts Inmate Data Network, which allows police officers to access information on inmates in hopes of bolstering public safety, according to the Sheriff's office. MIDNet allows officers to find information on an inmate's status, charges, identifying marks, aliases and other information from other correctional facilities, including state Department of Correction facilties. As of Dec. 19, 39 out of 54 Middlesex County communities had enrolled in the program. “We, as police officers, have known for years that there is a …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is organizing efforts to improve support programs for corrections officers.
Corrections officers face many dangers in their work environment, but none may be more serious than the stresses they endure from years of working in such an extreme setting. To improve the health and wellness of corrections officers nationwide, the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is launching a campaign to better support officers who feel the heavy burden of their jobs. One part of the effort will be a conference to share ways to assist corrections officers facing mental or physical job-related stresses, according to the Sheriff's Office. The conference will host experts from across the country to discuss the causes and consequences stemming from a prison work environment. The Sheriff's office, in partnership with the National Sheriff…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, accompanied by a few local officials, visited with seniors at the Fuller House in Melrose Thursday morning.
We've all gotten the emails or the phone calls: a Nigerian prince wants to cut you in on a multi-million dollar diamond deal, a Middle Eastern oil company just found out you have stock in their business, or a Chinese textile company shows that you are the new heir to its vast, centuries-old fortune. “If it sounds too good to be true,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, warning a room full of Melrose seniors at the Fuller House Thursday morning, “it probably is” responded Koutoujian and the crowd in unison. Koutoujian was at the elderly care facility to talk about the latest inclusion of his new TRIAD program, an initiative he spearheads aimed at helping seniors avoid being scammed over the phone, online and through the mail. The …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The visit is slated for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fuller House in Melrose.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will be in Melrose at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Fuller House, 101 Cottage St.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will be in Melrose at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Fuller House, 101 Cottage St., according to a press statement from the Middlesex Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Koutoujian will speak with seniors about the role of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, the office’s new TRIAD program and how it can benefit residents, according to the statement. He will also discuss ways seniors can protect themselves from fraud. For more information, contact Public Information Officer Kevin Maccioli at 781-960-2805 or 978-726-7825.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The sheriff's officer was pressuring an inmate for money and drugs and conducted a drug transaction with an undercover state trooper, according to the district attorney's office.
Michael Dell'Isola, 52, of Somerville, a sergeant with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, was found guilty Wednesday on charges that he received money and cocaine from an undercover state trooper, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Dell'Isola was found guilty after a six-day jury trial in Middlesex Superior Court, the announcement said. According to a press statement from Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard Leone, "This defendant abused his position of authority by participating in illegal drug activities while on duty as a sergeant in the Middlesex Sheriff's Department." According to the DA's office, Dell'Isola was pressuring an inmate to provide him with money and cocaine, and in an …