9-22-15 Why a Prominent Massachusetts Sheriff Opposes a State Sanctuary Bill

Immigration Reform – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson argues that the legislation poses a threat to public safety and would require law enforcement officers to violate their oath to uphold the law.

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9-21-15 Hodgson Thanks Donors To Sheriff’s K-9 Program

WBSM – Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson is thanking donors to the Sheriff Department’s canine program. During a news conference on Friday at the House of Correction in Dartmouth, the Sheriff recognized Kathleen...

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9-21-15 Would the Iran nuclear deal be in the best interests of the United States and world peace?

Boston Globe – Would the Iran nuclear deal be in the best interests of the United States and world peace?

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9-18-15 Bill aims to make Mass. a sanctuary state

PROVIDENCE – Massachusetts could become a safe hub for undocumented immigrants. A house bill by Representative Evandro Carvalho hopes to turn the commonwealth into a sanctuary state. This would mean, among other things, that police can’t question someone’s immigration status or share intelligence with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers. (Click here for video)



9-15-15 Bristol County officials seeking aid from White House to fight opiate abuse

Taunton Gazette — Bristol County wants in on a White House program that has sent millions of dollars to “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas” to combat heroin abuse.... (Click here for article)



9-11-15 Battleship Cove 9/11 ceremony a remembrance and education lesson

Herald News — The ceremony was held in front of the carousel, next to the granite and bronze marker placed in the lawn to honor the 93 Massachusetts residents who died when the Towers burned and fell... (Click here for article)



8-13-15 'Orange Is the New Black' author visits Bristol County inmates

Herald News — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson welcomed the real-life inspiration behind the acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black." .... (Click here for article)



8-5-15 Sheriff Speaks Out Against President Obama's Immgration Policy

NECN NEWS — Standing in front of rows of empty beds that in the past were filled by undocumented immigrants detained for committing crimes, .... (Click here for video)



8-5-15 Standard Times: Bristol County Sheriff Hodgson rips federal immigration policies

Standing in front of rows of empty beds that in the past were filled by undocumented immigrants detained for committing crimes, Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson complained about federal policies he said are allowing immigrants to be released and possibly commit more crimes.

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8-5-15 Sun Chronicle: Bristol sheriff critical of federal immigrant policy

Sun Chronicle — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson charged Tuesday that federal policy is allowing dangerous illegal immigrants to be released from jail, freeing them to commit more crimes. .... (Click here for article)



8-5-15 American Family Radio: Interview on Sandy Rios in the Morning on AFRTALK

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8-4-15 Herald News: Bristol County Sheriff Hodgson deputizes military recruiters

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7-27-15 Herald News: Sheriff says personnel are keeping eye on military recruitment centers

FALL RIVER — Spurred by last week’s deadly shooting at a military recruiting station Tennessee, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said he has directed his personnel to periodically drive around local recruiting centers to make their presence felt. (Click here for a full description)



7-21-15 WBZ TV - Mass. Sheriff Skeptical Of Obama’s Prison Reform Plan

BOSTON (CBS) – If the President wants prison reform and he wants to reduce the sentences for some non-violent drug offenders, he won’t get much support from Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson." (Click here for a full description)



7-9-15 Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson appointed to a newly formed "Regional Representative Committee" representing Sheriff's in 7 Northeast States.

During a recent National Sheriff's Convention in Baltimore, Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson was appointed to a six member panel of a newly formed "Regional Representative Committee..." (Click here for a full description)



7-8-15 Boston Herald: Lawrence to weigh licenses for illegals

The City Council in Lawrence — where a twice-deported immigrant is accused of running a drug-trafficking operation — is considering a resolution in support of a bill that would allow illegal immigrants in Massachusetts to apply for driver’s licenses. (Click here for full article)


6-22-15 Sen. Sessions Introduces Bill to Strengthen Interior Enforcement

The bill is also endorsed by 10 sheriffs: Sheriff Paul Babeu (Pinal County, AZ), Sheriff Bruce W. Hartman (Gilpin County, CO), Sheriff Tom Hodgson ...


6-22-15 Your Town: Guest -Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, May 2015

DCTV Host and Select Board Member Stanley Mickelson welcomes Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson to discuss a variety of topics.


5-18-15 Taunton TRIAD Fashion Show

5-18-15 SouthCoast Today: Protecting senior citizens

5-18-15 Greater Fall River police, authorities step up education and security for prom season

5-8-15 Immigrant advocates rally at Statehouse for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

5-8-15 Atlantis Charter School stresses student safety after Fall River kidnapping attempts

5-6-15 Nightside w/ Dan Rea

5-4-15 Herald News: Sheriff tells students: Aaron Hernandez's life is over

5-4-15 Herald News: Morton, Atlantis students mark Law Day with mock trial

4-29-15 “On this week’s Legal Face-Off, hosts Rich Lenkov and Jason Whiteside feature Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson, who oversaw the Aaron Hernandez trial.”

4-23-15 PROJO: Aaron Hernandez behind bars: Jailor calls ex-Patriot master manipulator

4-17-15 WHDH: Hernandez officially booked into MCI Cedar Junction (Sheriff Hodgson Interviewed)

4-17-15 WCVB: Sheriff describes Aaron Hernandez as having 'sociopathic issues'

4-17-15 CBS Boston: Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez Has Sociopathic Tendencies

4-17-15 CNN: Sheriff on Hernandez: 'He's a master manipulator'


3-26-15 Immigration Forum with Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson

Sheriff Hodgson is hosting a community forum on the subject of Immigration on March 26, 2015 from 6-9pm at the Fisherman's Club in New Bedford (639 Orchard Street). The topic discussed will be the importance of achieving immigration reform and will include the adverse impact illegal immigration is having on public safety, national security, public health, education, and economic well-being for United States citizens and legal residents.

The event will include a question and answer period and will end with a discussion about strategies we can utilize to end the 20 years of inaction by Congress and lead us to a legitimate comprehensive immigration policy.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Grace Ouellette at 508.995.6400 ext. 2401.



3-18-15 Atlantis Charter School Students 'Head to Court'

Atlantis Charter Students take part in mock trial; Assisted by the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, the grade school children learned about the the judicial system

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2-27-15 Press Release: Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson

Sheriff Hodgson's Press Release Regarding President Obama and Immigration Laws

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2-27-15 Taunton: Sheriff Hodgson Interview

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson discusses the wide ranging problems that are caused by the flood of illegal immigration across the country.

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2-26-15 FOX 25: How 1 Government policy on immigration left gaping holes for law enforcement

Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County is interviewed by Fox 25.

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12-12-14 NECN TV: Opposition to Amnesty

Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, explains why he disagrees with the president on immigration policy.

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12-3-14 Washington Times

A sheriff's viewpoint on achieving true immigration reform

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11-26-14 Azorean Thanksgiving

ATV Video Featuring Sheriff Hodgson

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11-24-14 Fox National News


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11-24-14 Taunton Gazette

Bristol County sheriff says Obama's plan doesn't help to reform US immigration rules

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11-21-14 Immigration


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11-21-14 Fox News Boston

Local immigrants feeling hopeful, critics plan their next move

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11-21-14 Standard Times

President Barack Obama's executive order deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants was met with jubilation by some on SouthCoast, while others called it a dangerous precedent with chilling potential.

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11-21-14 VITEC TV

Projecto Thanksgiving - Terceira Dimensão 45

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11-20-14 WND

Sheriffs against amnesty to march on Washington

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