Thursday, May 23, 2013
The campaign committee called “Koutoujian for Congress” allows the candidate to raise money for a campaign and hire campaign staff.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Thursday that he is opening a Congressional campaign committee account. The move is a serious indication that Koutoujian will run for U.S. Congress if Congressman Edward Markey wins the U.S. Senate special election next month. "I have dedicated my life to working on issues important to the people I have been honored to represent as a legislator and now as Sheriff. If given the opportunity, I intend to fight for the people of the 5th Congressional district as their representative in Washington," said Koutoujian. "Throughout my career, I have focused on guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care, enacting common sense measures to strengthen our economy, ensuring public …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian testified yesterday in support of legislation that would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction in the criminal justice system to 17.
Thursday, April 4
The following is a press release from the Middlesex Sheriff's office: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian testified Wednesday in support of legislation increasing the age of juvenile jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds. Sheriff Koutoujian and Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins testified together in favor of the legislation (House 1432 and House 3229) before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary Wednesday afternoon. Massachusetts is one of just 11 states in which 17-year-olds accused of crimes are automatically tried and sentenced as adults, according to Citizens for Juvenile Justice. Last year, Connecticut joined the growing number of states allowing at least some 17-year-olds to be placed into the juvenile system. “For me, this …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian supports expanding the juvenile justice system to include 17-year-olds.
Wednesday, April 3
The following is a press release from the Middlesex Sheriff's office: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced his support today for legislation expanding the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system to include 17-year-olds, bringing Massachusetts in line with 39 other states. Sheriff Koutoujian plans to join colleagues to testify in favor of the legislation (House 1432 and House 3229) before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary Wednesday afternoon. “For me, this is about trying to ensure we give youth caught up in the justice system the best opportunity possible to turn their lives around and become productive members of society,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “This change will lead to increased public safety and taxpayer savings.” …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sheriff Peter Koutoujian hopes to answer that question during the inaugural Citizens Academy.
When people talk about the Middlesex Sheriff's Office, it's often with a vague idea of what Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and the rest of the department do. But Koutoujian hopes to change that with his new Citizens Academy, which begins April 10. As a resident of Waltham, Koutoujian said he saw how well people responded to the town’s Citizen’s Academy and thought that he could bring the same concept to the Sheriff's Office. Koutoujian has been in office for more than two years, but he acknowledged that most people don’t know the ins and outs of the sheriff's department and how they differ from local and state police departments. “I had been a prosecutor for four years then I worked in the court doing some defense work after that. Until I became…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Middlesex Sheriff's office will be looking to give Middlesex residents a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities and duties the office at an academy beginning April 10.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 27
The following information is from the Middlesex Sheriff's office: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is pleased to announce the inaugural Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy. The academy is a new initiative designed to provide Middlesex residents with a deeper understanding of the roles, responsibilities and activities of the Office. The academy will begin April 10 at the sheriff’s training academy in Billerica. “We are extremely proud of what we do and how we do it day-in and day-out,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “I invite residents to take this opportunity to get a fuller picture of the work of corrections officers and many of the functions the men and women of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office perform.” Once a week, for eight weeks…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The American Red Cross held a blood drive at the Natick Community-Senior Center on Tuesday.
The following information was provided by the Middlesex Sheriff's office: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian visited the Natick Community-Senior Center Tuesday alongside Natick Police Chief James Hicks to donate blood at the American Red Cross community blood drive. The Sheriff and Chief also sought to highlight President Obama’s designation of March as Red Cross Month. To find out more about the American Red Cross please visit redcross.org. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Red Cross Blood Drive will be from 2-7 p.m.
The Natick Community/Senior Center will host a Red Cross Blood Drive today from 2 to 7 p.m. The Red Cross will be collecting double red cell donations. Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is among those who are planning to donate blood at the event, according to an email.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The proposed legislation seeks to allow the state to petition the courts for forfeiture of certain assets of child sexual predators in child pornography and enticement cases.
Thursday, February 14
The following is a press release from Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian's office. Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and State Senator Barry Finegold (D—Andover) announced proposed legislation this week targeting child sexual predators in Massachusetts. The legislation – An Act regarding asset forfeiture – was proposed by Sheriff Koutoujian and filed by Senator Finegold in the Senate. Modeled on the state’s existing controlled substances and human trafficking statutes, the legislation would allow state and county prosecutors to petition the court for forfeiture of specific property in child pornography and enticement cases. With the court’s permission, items used for the production, storage or dissemination of child pornography…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian sends clam chowder from Legal Seafoods to Waltham domestic violence shelter.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, January 30
The following information was submitted by the Middlesex Sheriff's Office: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian visited the office of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence Tuesday, January 29 to present the organization with a donation of New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods. The clam chowder will go to victims of domestic violence staying in REACH’s emergency shelter. The donation was sparked by a friendly wager between Sheriff Koutoujian and Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson on the outcome of the NFL’s AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Ravens, with the proceeds going to a local domestic violence organization of the winner’s choosing. Sheriff Anderson on Friday passed on his winnings – New England Clam Chowder from …