3-3-16 Licensing bill pivots on safety, immigration considerations
3-3-16 City, state officials attend first TRIAD meeting at Leisurewoods

3-3-16 Standard Times: Law officers show their creative side in New Bedford exhibit

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3-2-16 Recent Photo: Quilt Against Violence

Female inmates at the Dartmouth Women's Center came together to create a custom quilt, part of the Domestic Violence Program at the jail. The goal of the project was to speak out against violence, and teach the women to work in unity.

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3-2-16 Herald News - Coming to an eyesore near you: Inmates being dispatched for Fall River cleanup projects

Inmates will begin cleaning up Fall River streets...

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2-26-16 Fun107 Radio - New Canine Addition To Bristol County Sheriff's Department

Bob, a two year old German Shepard, is joining the sheriff’s department after graduating canine school...

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2-24-16 Fox25 - Police identify owner of abandoned electronic monitoring bracelet

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson said he believes it is a bracelet from Massachusetts, and likely was issued by a sheriff’s department. Bristol County and Norfolk County both told FOX25 it did not belong to them...

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2-24-16 Standard Times - Bristol County Sheriff's Department welcomes new addition to canine team

Bob, a 2-year-old German shepherd, is the perfect family dog when he is home, but it is another story when he is working — he is all business...

(Click here for article)

2-22-16 Brietbart - Law Enforcement Sides with Chris Crane After Rubio’s Anti-ICE Tirade

Law enforcement are vocally backing Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council President Chris Crane following Sen. Marco Rubio’s apparent attempt to discredit Crane, an ICE officer of 13 years and U.S. veteran...

(Click here for article featuring Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson)

2-11-16 Wareham - Wareham Middle School students take field trip to jail

DARTMOUTH – Just off Interstate 195, Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth is lined with medical facilities, professional offices and a law school on one side of...

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2-6-16 Milford - Lawmakers weigh bill to ease immigrant fears of police

Domestic violence victims may find it difficult to report abuse to local police, but for undocumented immigrants living in the state who risk deportation if they go to authorities, it can be worse...

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2-4-16 Masslive - 'Trust Act' revives debate over Massachusetts enforcement of immigration law

BOSTON - Immigrant groups are renewing their lobbying push for a bill that would prohibit state or local police from arresting or detaining an undocumented immigrant solely because of his immigration status...

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2-2-16 WBSM - Bristol County Sheriff’s Department Receives Opioid Grant

Thanks to a quarter of a million dollar grant from the Federal Government, the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department will be reaching out for the first time to prisoners awaiting trail with warnings about the opioid crisis.

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2-2-16 Taunton Gazette - Four busted on drugs, gun charges in Taunton

A monthslong investigation and surveillance of a city woman accused of regularly selling heroin has resulted in her arrest as well as the arrests of three others.

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1-29-16 WBSM - Twenty Arrested in Taunton as Part of Warrant Sweep

Twenty people are arrested in Taunton Tuesday as part of a multi-agency warrant sweep. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, along with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, and Taunton Police carried out the sweep and arrested the twenty people Tuesday morning.

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1-29-16 Taunton Gazette - Police net 20 in warrant sweep through Taunton

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III, Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh and Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson identified the individuals in a press release.

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1-11-16 Bristol County Receives $400,000 Federal Grant to Expand Juvenile Drug Courts

“The Bristol County Sheriff's Office will work with the Trial Court and all other stakeholders to meet the holistic needs of Juvenile Drug Court participants and engage their families as a valued partner in all components of the program, to prevent repeated court involvement and improve behavioral health outcomes,” said Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson.

(Click here for press release)

1-8-16 Law enforcement officers weigh in on Obama's gun control measures

After President Obama’s announcement to take executive action on gun control, The Herald News contacted half a dozen area police chiefs and two county law enforcement officials.

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1-8-16 Examining the state of relations between the people and their protectors

Chairman Luke Messer (IN-06) and U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08), Chair of the Republican Policy Committee Law Enforcement Task Force, will hold a hearing titled “Examining the state of relations between the people and their protectors” on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The Task Force was established to examine ways to restore the vital relationship between police and communities.

(Click here for video of Sheriff Hodgson)

1-8-16 Attleboro Inaugurations 2016

ATTLEBORO 2016 Inauguration of Municipal Officials: Sheriff Thomas Hodgson swears in Laura Gignac as city treasuer.

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1-4-16 Close-up at Attleboro COA's annual Christmas party (Click here for article)
12-18-15 Bristol County Sheriff to use local author's books to help inmates (Click here for article)

12-15-15 Clothesline Project: Painted T-Shirts

Jennifer Canario, Director of the Domestic Violence Program at the Dartmouth Women’s Center, hangs a painted T-shirt painted by an inmate. The T-shirts were painted with various colors depicting the type of abuse the participants endured. Known as the “Clothesline Project,” the program is grant funded and directed by the Women’s Center of New Bedford. Participants are asked to express their own experiences, with the hope of preventing violence & abuse.

11-23-15 Volunteers donate medical equipment to Azores

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, assisted with the loading of items to be packed and shipped.... (Click here for article)

11-19-15 New group pushes for criminal justice reforms

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said he would rather see efforts directed toward front-end intervention to prevent people from turning to crime in the first place...(Click here for article)

11-19-15 Boston Herald: Chabot: Cops say legal pot ‘makes no sense’

Undermines state’s opioid crackdown. (Click here for article)

11-12-15 WRKO 680 AM: BRISTOL CO. SHERIFF TOM HODGSON ON OPIOID BILL (11-10-15)

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson discusses his support for Governor Baker's bill to curb the opioid crisis... (Click here for audio)

11-10-15 WBSM: Hodgson, Other County Sheriffs Support Gov. Baker’s Opioid Legislation

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says he’s supporting Governor Charlie Baker’s proposed legislation that looks to curb opioid abuse in the Bay State... (Click here for article)

11-9-15 Hodgson among state sheriffs backing governor's opioid bill

More than half of the state's sheriffs on Monday threw their support behind Gov. Charlie Baker's substance abuse prevention legislation... (Click here for article)

11-9-15 1510 WMEX: Michele Mcphee interviews Sheriff Hodgson

WMEX Host Michele Mcphee interviews Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson on her radio program... (Click here for audio)

11-2-15 WBSM NEWS: Sheriff Hodgson Visits Texas Border

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is down south this weekend discussing immigration reform and getting a firsthand look at U.S. Border Patrol activities... (Click here for article)

10-29-15 Law enforcement group pushes for criminal justice reforms

Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is a founding member of a national group devoted to lowering crime and incarceration rates. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, however, says focusing on front-end prevention would be a more effective approach... (Click here for article)

10-26-15 Sex offenders bolting despite high-tech GPS bracelets

New data show that up to 18 arrest warrants are issued across the Bay State every day after court-ordered GPS monitors are cut off, smashed... (Click here for article)

10-19-15 Letter: Profile Rock suffers under bad actors

“One person who does deserve praise through all this is Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, his men, and the inmates... (Click here for article)

10-16-15 Cleanup Of Profile Rock Almost Complete

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Anti-Graffiti Unit has made steady progress in removing the racist graffiti that was recently spray-painted on Profile Rock. (Click here for article)

10-7-15 Sheriff Testifies on Immigration

The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Committee on Judiciary Hearing Testimony of Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson (Click here for video)

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.

(Click here for a full article)

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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US JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

HEARING: THE IMPACT ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES OF THE RELEASE OF UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN MINORS AND THE NEED FOR CONSULTATION AND NOTIFICATION

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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

MA SHERIFF: EXEC AMNESTY WILL 'MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE' FOR US TO NOTIFY ICE

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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

CONGRESS, GOVERNORS, ATTORNEYS GENERAL, LAW ENFORCEMENT GEAR UP TO FIGHT OBAMA’S AMNESTY DECREE

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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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11-20-14 MRCTV

Sheriffs: Obama Amnesty Is ‘Destruction of Our Democracy,’ ‘Gaping Hole’ for Terrorists

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11-16-14 Herald News

Sheriff Hodgson organizing D.C. meeting to speak out against illegal immigration

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10-6-14 Herald News

THUMBS UP to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department’s new Bureau of Criminal Investigations...

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10-3-14 Easton - Wicked Local

Officials warn seniors about fraud, scams

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10-3-14 Standard Times

Sheriff's Office has two new crime scene investigators

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9-25-14 Standard Times

Sheriff Hodgson speaks at local event

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9-15-14 ABC 6 TV News

ABC 6 News: Lifesaver Project Saving Lives

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9-15-14 Herald News

Our View: Project Lifesaver saves lives countywide

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9-15-14 Taunton Daily Gazette

Project Lifesaver aims to give families 'peace of mind'

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9-12-14 Herald News

At Battleship Cove, SouthCoast remembers tragedy, heroism of 9/11

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9-5-14 PBS Newshour

The cost of keeping undocumented minors in the U.S.

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9-5-14 FOX 25 News

Questions surround memo sent to Mass. sheriffs about ICE detainers

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9-3-14 Job Posting

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9-3-14 Maintenance Engineer Electrician

 

8-27-14 Inspirational garden blooms at Bristol County House of Corrections

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8-25-14 Job Posting

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8-25-14 Assistant Steward Job Posting

 

7-21-14 Fox News

Mass. Sheriff: Cartels using open borders for big business. Bristol County sheriff places blame on President Obama

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7-21-14 WJAR Channel 10

Hodgson says border children should be sent home

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7-21-14 Fox 25 Boston

Hodgson opposes Gov. Patrick's decision to house unaccompanied minors

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7-21-14 NECN

Sheriff on border crisis: 'This is a crisis of leadership in our country'

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7-20-14 Boston Herald

Sheriff: Asylum may open floodgates for immigrants

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7-17-14 WJAR 10

Mass. sheriff tours Texas border security

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7-17-14 Boston Herald

“As long as there are signals being sent out that people can come here illegally and we’re just going to take care of them, then they’re just going to keep on coming,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said yesterday from the Texas border on a fact-finding tour. “Neither the president nor the governor have come down to the border to see what’s happening — had they taken the time to come down, they would understand why sending people to Massachusetts is not the answer.”

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7-16-14 Herald News - Article

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.

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7-15-14 WRKO Howie Carr

Sheriff Hodgson is interviewed by WRKO's Howie Carr Listen to Audio

 
 

7-15-14 NECN Interview with Sheriff Hodgson

Delegation of sheriffs traveling to Texas to tackle immigration influx

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7-15-14 National Review Online

‘We’re All Becoming Border States Now.’ Read Article

 

7-15-14 WJAR NEWS 10

Sheriff Hodgson: 'We're all becoming border states' Watch Video

 

7-15-14 WCVB Interview with Sheriff Hodgson

Sheriffs speak out on planeloads of detainees Watch Video

 

7-14-14 FOX BOSTON Interview with Sheriff Hodgson

Some illegal immigrants flown to Mass. stay in-state awaiting asylum claims

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7-14-14 NECN Interview with Sheriff Hodgson

Mass. sheriff: 'Secure the borders' Watch Video

 

7-14-14 Fox Boston Some illegal immigrants flown to Mass. stay in-state awaiting asylum claims

The Bristol Country Sheriff is calling on sheriffs across the country to express their concern over a recent influx of illegal immigrants being transported to communities across the US from the border. Click here to watch video

 
 

7-14-14 Boston Herald

‘Unprecedented’ immigrant issue a drain for state

The unprecedented shipment of illegal immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts is not only straining the resources of local jails, it is costing taxpayers millions of dollars for health care, the Bristol County Sheriff said yesterday.

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7-13-14 Boston Herald

Illegal immigrants flown to Bay State

Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis.

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7-13-14 CNN Interview with Sheriff Hodgson

CNN's Susan Candiotti learns what jail has been like for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. Watch Video

 

6-10-14 WBSM Dartmouth Celebrates Birthday In Style

Local elected officials were on hand to reflect on the history of such an old town. Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson says the celebration is a time to look back at the town’s accomplishments...

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6-2-14 Standard Times Sheriff Hodgson talks of changed stance on assault weapons Read Article
 
6-2-14 Standard Times SouthCoast inmates send their regards to military overseas View article on S-T.com
 

5-27-14 WGBH Greater Boston Video: Somerville Opts Out Of Secure Communities

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5-21-14 Boston Herald Somerville to relax immigration enforcement:

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said a new immigration policy in Somerville will drive up crime

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5-12-14 CBS Boston Keller @ Large: Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson

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5-8-14 ABC6 Shawmut Diner donated to Bristol County House of Corrections for job training

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5-7-14 WBSM Hodgson Outlines Future Of Shawmut Diner

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5-1-14 Standard Times

News Article: Shawmut Diner donated to Bristol County House of Corrections

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4-23-14 NOTICE Effective May 5th, 2014, the Bristol County Sheriff's Office will no longer provide or accept inmate money envelopes for deposit. New Kiosks will be introduced in the lobby of the Dartmouth House of Correction.

Cash will no longer be accepted through the mail.

Please click here for more information.

 
4-17-14 Recent Photo On Thursday, April 17th, 2014, a ceremony was held at New Bedford High School to honor the 39 Officers who graduated from Academy 36-14.
 
3-12-14 Recent Photo Sheriff Thomas Hodgson presents an award to Officers Andrew Galvao and Officer Shawn Levasseur, who recently completed the K9 Academy.
 
3-6-14 Recent Photo Col. David Gavigan conducts an Incident Command System Class for educators at Durfee High School, Fall River, MA.
 
2-24-14 Taunton, MA Director of Public Safety Education Linda Pacheco speaks to educators from around the region about the dangers of social media and the internet.
 

1-28-14 Boston Herald

News Article: Sheriffs cheer pot shot, say DEA chief ripped Obama remarks

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said he was thrilled to hear what the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration had to say

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12-23-13 WPRI Channel 12

News Article: Inmates volunteering for Salvation Army

Bristol County House of Correction inmates volunteer at the Salvation Army.

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12-10-13 Standard Times

News Article: Inmates the 'backbone' of Salvation Army holiday program

Bristol County House of Correction inmates work at the Salvation Army during the Holiday Season.

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11-19-13 Video One Woman's Quest to Help Police Dogs; 30,000 police dogs on duty in America, each year dozens are wounded. ABC News Feed
 
11-14-13 Video ABC National News – "Bristol County Sheriff's Office; Outfitting its K-9's with bulletproof ballistic vests" click here for ABC News Feed.
 
10-16-13 Video Boston, MA – Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is interviewed by FOX 25 Boston: "What it's like behind bars." click here for the video feed.
 

10-3-13 Recent Photo Taunton, MA – The “R.U.O.K.” Program will now be offered to residents of Taunton. The "R.U.O.K." Program is a free daily telephone calling service provided by the Bristol County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Police Department and the Department of Human Services. The program is designed for senior citizens, disabled persons, and shut-ins living in Bristol County. For more information, click here.

From Left to right: Director of Human Services Anne Bisson, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, Mayor Thomas Hoye, Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh, and Officer John Munis.

 
9-11-13 Recent Photo FALL RIVER, MA – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson speaks at a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Battleship Cove.
 
9-11 Battleship Cove Ceremony - ABC 6 TV News (ABC 6 News)
 
Battleship Cove ceremony pays tribute to lives lost (Herald News)
 
8-23-13 Recent Photo Dartmouth, MA – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and Regional President of the Azores Vasco Cordeiro sign an agreement of understanding pledging cooperation on deportation issues Friday in Dartmouth.
Azorean leader talks deportee strategy (Herald News)
Azorean president visits Bristol County Sheriff (Standard Times)
Hodgson, Azorean President Sign Immigration Agreement (WBSM)
 

8-14-13 Herald News

News Article: Inmates Clean Up

Bristol County House of Correction inmates help clean up Somerset end of Veterans Memorial Bridge

 

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7-25-13 Recent Photo Dartmouth, MA – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson signs a TRIAD Agreement with Police Chief Timothy Lee and Debra Ann Raymond, Director of the Council on Aging. TRIAD is a cooperative agreement between local law enforcement and older persons in the community working to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly.
 

7-24-13 NECN

Inside Hernandez's life at Bristol County Jail

NECN went into a cell similar to Hernandez's. He has a bunk bed all to himself, a small sink/toilet combination, mirror, small desk, and a window with bars to the outside world.

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7-16-13 Boston Globe

What it’s like for Hernandez in jail. Awaiting trial, former Patriot adjusts to the confines of incarceration.

“This is not the Ritz,” Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said as he offered a tour of the restrictive conditions under which Aaron Hernandez now lives.

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7-9-13 Fox News Boston BOSTON (Fox) – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson responds to Hernandez "Torture" allegations Fox TV Interview
 
 

6-10-13 Standard Times: No immigration reform without legitimate security

(Letter from Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson regarding immigration reform)

 
 
 

6-5-13 Fox News Boston

BOSTON (Fox) – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on Immigration Reform

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5-29-13 CBS: Dan Rea

BOSTON (CBS) – Most Americans admit that our immigration system is broken. Too many people fall through the cracks, and going through the proper channels has become such a long and arduous process that many don’t even bother...

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson has been in Washington working on the issue, and he sits down with Dan to talk about what he does and doesn’t like about the Senate’s potential plan.

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5-23-13 Fox Boston: Immigration

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson takes part in discussions about Immigration Reform in Washington D.C.

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5-23-13 New bill would treat 17-year-olds as juveniles Ch 10 Video
 

5-22-13 Broadside: Immigration debate

(NECN: Jim Braude) - Joining Jim Braude on “Broadside” Tuesday night to discuss immigration are Bristol, Mass., County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and Sarang Sekhavat, of Mass Immigration Reform Advocacy (MIRA).

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5-15-13 Sheriff Hodgson Unhappy With Immigration Bill

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson is not a big fan of the latest Immigration Reform Bill making its way through Congress, even after attending a White House briefing Tuesday for law enforcement personnel

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4-25-13 SHERIFF HODGSON ON PUBLIC RECORD PRIVACY: HOWIE CARR RADIO, WRKO

Sheriff Tom Hodgson of Bristol County Massachusetts discusses the issue of privacy and public records pertaining to the welfare received by the Marathon bombers and their families.

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4-19-12 ABC NEWS - Immigration Reform in One Room, Bedbugs in Another
 
4-18-12 WBSM - Sheriff Hodgson Rips Immigration Bill
 
4-5-12 Standard Times - Sheriff's Department: Contract accepted, officers to vote on a new pact
 
4-4-12 Herald News - Bristol County correctional officers to petition union over stalled contract
 
4-4-12 Standard Times- Corrections union still at impasse
 
3-27-12 Herald News - Salary bump for Bristol County correctional officers still awaiting OK from union
3-25-12 WPRI - Sheriff signs contract for corrections - WPRI Providence
3-25-12 Standard Times - Hodgson approves salary bump for corrections officers; deal awaits union's OK
3-1-12 WPRI - Cops patrolling the 'Heroin Highway'
2-21-12 Herald News - Closing the Guards Pay Gap
2-20-12 Herald News - Bristol County correctional officers' pay may be about to align with the rest of the state
2-20-12 Taunton Gazette - Bristol County correctional officers' pay may be about to align with the rest of the state
2-20-12 Sun Chronicle - Corrections officers getting pay hike
2-20-12 Standard Times - Patrick signs $1.6 million bill for salary adustments in sheriff's department
 
 
2-13-12 Recent Photo - Students from Southeastern Regional Vocational High School who enrolled in the "Community Emergency Response Team" Program were awarded certificates for their accomplishments. 15 students graduated from the program.
 
1-24-12 NECN News - "Nanny charged with assault is an illegal immigrant" Sheriff Hodgson is interviewed in the NECN Newsroom.
 
 
 
1-22-12 Fox 25 News - "Should There Be An Investigation Into State Drug Lab?" Sheriff Hodgson is interviewed in the Fox 25 Newsroom.
 
 

12-26-12 New photo gallery featuring inmate work crews throughout Bristol County

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Community Work Program has been helping the communities of Bristol County for several years. The Sheriff's Program includes an Anti-Graffiti Unit, multiple paint crews, and a variety of work programs that save cities and towns thousands of dollars annually.

Click here to view the Community Work Program Photo Gallery

Click here to visit the Community Work Programs webpage

 
12-18-12 Unlikely classmates: UMD students, inmates learn from each other Standard Times News Article
 
12-16-12 College class brings together UMass Dartmouth students, Bristol County inmates Herald News Article
 
 
 

Recent Photo - A Law Enforcement Training Seminar was recently held at the Bristol County Sheriff's Office regarding Transnational Gangs, Drug Cartels and Terrorism. Various law enforcement agencies attended the event. Key speakers included:

  • Robert Najmulski, a Ret. Deputy Sheriff for Orange and Los Angeles Counties, & a Field Representative for the Federation For American Immigration Reform
  • Sgt. Richard Valdemar, Retired LASD, & International Gang Expert
 
 
12-10-12 Fox 25 News - "What Changes Need to Be Made to the Sex Offender Registry?" Sheriff Hodgson is interviewed in the Fox 25 Newsroom.
 
 
 
12-10-12 New Training Website: Click Here to view the new BCSO Training Division Website. Watch a video showing what recruits go through during an academy.
 
 
12-7-12 Bail Notification: Click Here For updated information on bail procedures and times.
 
 
10-23-12 Mail Information: Click here for updated information about sending mail to an inmate at the Dartmouth House of Correction, ICE, or the Ash Street Jail.
 
 
 
10-22-12 RECENT VIDEO Keller @Large: BOSTON (CBS) – The impact of the drug lab scandal on Bristol County was one of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday on “Keller @ Large” as he sat down with Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson. Click here to view the video
 
 
10-2-12 RECENT VIDEO: Sheriff Hodgson Threatens to Close Jail - FOX25 TV. Click here to view the video interview
 
 
10-2-12 Sheriff Hodgson takes aim at state, claims Bristol County lockup underfunded Click here for the Herald News Article.
 
10-2-12 Boston Globe: Bristol Sheriff threatens to close jail Click here for the Boston Globe Article.
 
 
10-2-12 Standard Times: Sheriff threatens to close regional lockup unless he gets more funds Click here for the Standard Times Article.
 
10-1-12 Boston Herald: Sheriff threatens lockup closing after funding cut Click here for the Boston Herald Article.
 
9-20-12 RECENT VIDEO: Inmate's sex change sparks prisoner rights debate; Sheriff Hodgson is interviewed on NECN TV. Click the image above to view.
 
 
 
9-18-12 RECENT VIDEO: Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is a keynote speaker at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA)
 
 

9-17-12 Kosilek case outrage: Sheriff Thomas Hodgson reacts

(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – The judge's decision over the weekend has renewed the outrage surrounding the Kosilek case. Watch the interview for more…

Click here to view the Fox 25 Video

 
 

9-11-12 Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is a keynote speaker at a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of 9/11 (Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA)

Click here for a news article on the 9/11 Ceremony at Battleship Cove

 
 

9-10-12 Recent Photo: K9 Dog "Ryker" Graduates 16 Week Academy; Sheriff Awards Sgt. Paul Douglas.

Click here to visit our K9 Department Website

 

9-5-12 Sheriff Says Sex Change for Inmate 'Outrageous' and 'Unbelievable' (Fox 25 Boston)

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says a taxpayer funded sex change for an inmate is outrageous.

Click here to watch the Fox 25 Video

 
8-28-12 RECENT PHOTO: Sheriff Thomas Hodgson recently met with Azorean President Carlos Manuel Martins do Vale César
 

8-20-12 US government launches new immigration program ( NECN TV)

(NECN TV) - Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the controversial ruling.

Click here to watch the NECN Video

 
7-20-12 Sheriff's canines are 'vested' employees (Standard Times Article)
 
7-19-12 RECENT PHOTO: Vested Interest in K-9s Inc. is a non-profit fundraising organization dedicated to providing bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement K-9′s throughout the United States. The organization recently donated 6 new canine protective vests to the Bristol County Sheriff's Office. From left to right are K9 Officers Gene Robinson, Sgt. Paul Douglas, Lt. Jeffrey Williams, Sandy Marcel from Vested Interest, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, Chris Medeiros and Brennan Bulgar.
 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2013 Calendar features Bristol County Sheriff’s Office K9 teams

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their 2013 color calendar featuring two K9 teams from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office. The calendar is now on sale for $15.00 online and at select retailers. Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet and stab protective vests for police dogs actively working without the potentially life saving equipment.

Click here for a list of local retailers or to purchase a 2013 calendar online.

 
5-17-12 RECENT PHOTO: Sheriff Thomas Hodgson takes part in "Volunteer Appreciation Night" and recognized 23 individuals who volunteer their time to support our staff and inmate population. To the Sheriff's left is James Rioux, Volunteer Services Coordinator for the Bristol County Sheriff's Office. For more information about volunteer services, please click here.
 
5-15-12 Click here for a list of upcoming "IRIS" scannings in the community
 
5-15-12 Sheriff Hodgson Interviewed on Emily Rooney Show WGBH TV Video
 
 
5-15-12 Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU, discuss Secure Communities NECN TV Video
 
5-15-12 Sheriff welcomes ICE, local officers sharing crime info Boston Herald
 
 
5-15-12 Inmates to fix Freetown Town Hall ramp, repaint lib... Herald News
 

5-9-12 Immigration Reform: Secure Communities to be activated in Mass.

(Fox News Boston) - Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson, all longtime supporters of Secure Communities, recently joined the FOX 25 Morning News.

Click here to watch Fox News Video

 
 
4-23-12 Inmate Brenda Costa (center) stands with members from the Partner's Village Store & Kitchen. The employees delivered boxes of books that were donated as part of "World Book Night." From left are Lisa Cusick, Deborah Brooke, Inmate Brenda Costa, Jan Hall and Debbie Torre. (Click here for the full story on Herald News)
 
 

4-10-12 Should fingerprints be passed along to FBI? NECN TV

(NECN TV) - Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who is for Secure Communities, joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the issue.

Click here to watch the NECN Video

 
 

Law Enforcement Training Seminar:

Topic: Hate In America Today and the Sovereign Citizen Movement

June 20th, 2012; 8am-3pm

Bristol County Sheriff's Office, 400 Faunce Corner Road. North Dartmouth, MA

Pre-Registration Required: (Download Form)

 
 
5-9-12 Despite Local Opposition, Secure Communities To Expand (WBUR)
5-9-12 Secure Communities coming to Massachusetts (Fox News Boston)
5-9-12 Feds mandate Secure Communities in Mass. (Boston Herald)
5-9-12 Secure Communities program to combat illegal... (Taunton Gazette)
5-9-12 Hodgson hails federal decision to launch Secure... (SouthCoastToday)
5-8-12 Secure Communities Act launches in Massachusetts (Herald News)
 
5-4-12 Sheriff Hodgson stresses the importance of fatherhood in society (South Coast Today.com Video Interview)
 
4-26-12
Hodgson irked by House's rejection to charge inmates $5 (Herald News)
Hodgson considering statewide referendum for $5 fee (Standard Times)
Sheriff Tom Hodgson discusses loss of inmate fee (Wicked Local Online Video)
Inmate fee rejected - Fox 25 News Boston (Fox 25 Boston Video Link)
4-25-12 The Price Of Prison - Howie Carr Radio Interview (Radio Interview)
 
 
 
 
3-22-12 NEW WEBSITE: BCSO K9 Division (Click here to enter the K9 website)
 
 
3-19-12 RECENT PHOTO: Inmates in the BCSO Work Program paint the exterior of the Seekonk Housing Authority
 
 
3-7-12 VIDEO CLIP: Inmates in the BCSO Therapeutic Music Program perform for other inmates and staff (Youtube Video)
 
 
Charging Inmates: Legislature Denies Proposal - Fox Boston (Fox Boston)
 
 
4-3-12 Senator Scott Brown meets with Sheriff Thomas Hodgson to discuss Secure Communities (Click here for streaming video link)
 
 
 
 

2-21-12 Immigration Reform: Push for Secure Communities

(FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) - The illegal immigration debate is heating up again following the arrest of a suspected illegal immigrant in Milford for a stabbing. Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is interviewed in the Fox 25 Studio.

Click here to watch the FOX 25 Video

 
 
 
 
10-24-11 Sheriff Hodgson Answers Your Questions - FOX Click here for media
 
 
 

10-24-11 Sheriff Hodgson Interview on Fox 25 Boston:

Fox 25 News: Massachusetts and Secure Communities

Click here to watch the FOX 25 Video

 
 
 
12-28-11 Bristol County's New Police Dogs ... (Standard Times News Article)
 
 
10-5-11 FOX: Governor Rejects Secure Communities... Click here for media
10-5-11 Your View: Editorial misrepresented Sheriff's... Click here for media
9-30-11 WJAR Channel 10: Sheriff Hodgson Interview. Click here for media
9-29-11 Daily Item: Sheriffs Push to Deport Illegal... Click here for media
9-28-11 WGBH Boston: Illegal Immigration Crackdown. Click here for media
 
Department News: "Request to Visit" & "Minor Request" forms, as well as policies and procedures now available online. Visitor Information Center
 
 
 
9-28-11 CBS Boston: Activists Disrupt Sheriffs’ Immigration News Conference. Click here for media
 
9-28-11 Boston Herald: Protests, Heckling as Sheriffs Denounce Illegal Aliens. Click here for media
 
9-28-11 WHDH TV Channel 7: Sheriffs Gather on Beacon Hill for Immigration Change. Click here for media
 
9-28-11 WCVB Channel 5: Lawmen Want Reforms, Barriers To Illegal Aliens. Click here for media
 
9-28-11 NECN TV: Mass. Immigration Debate Heats Up. Click here for media
 
9-28-11 NECN: Immigration Debate Continues. Click here for media
 
9-27-11 Broadside: Debate Heats Up at State House and on Police Lines. Click here for media
 
9-27-11 WHDH-TV Channel 7: Sheriffs Call For Immigration Change in Mass. Click here for media
 
9-27-11 WCVB-TV: Mass. Sheriffs Tackle Immigration Laws Without Patrick. Click here for media
 
 
 
 

9-21-11 Sheriff Hodgson Interview on Fox News

Fox 25 News: Rent for Prisoners

Click here to watch the FOX TV Video

 
 

8-30-11 Sheriff Hodgson Interview on WHDH TV Channel 7

Milford victim killed by alleged drunk driver laid to rest.

Click here to watch the WHDH Channel 7 Video

 
 

8-26-11 Sheriff Hodgson on WSAR 1480 AM RADIO

Sheriff Hodgson on the Alex Stylos Show

Click here to listen to the WSAR Feed

 
 

8-24-11 Sheriff Hodgson Interview on Fox 25 Regarding Secure Communities

Sheriff Hodgson on Fox 25 News in Boston

Click here to view the Fox 25 video

 
 

8-17-11 Sheriff Hodgson Interview on National Radio: Laura Ingraham Show

Sheriff Hodgson is interviewed by Laura Ingraham regarding immigration...

Click here to download audio file (mp3)

 
 

8-16-11 Herald News: Inmate Garden Program

Fall River Herald News: Gardening provides hope, a hobby for inmates at women's jail. Read more:

Click here for the full news article

 
 

8-14-11 WJAR 10 TV: Sheriff Hodgson

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is defying Gov. Deval Patrick on a controversial illegal immigration crackdown.

Click here for a video feed on WJAR 10

 
 

8-11-11 Boston Herald: Top Cops: Illegal Alien Cons Must Go

(2 Sheriffs Ignore Governor, Seek To Boot Criminals)

Click here for the full news article

 
 
 
 

FENWAY PARK The Bristol County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was recently selected to Present the Colors at a Red Sox Game.

Fenway Park, Boston, MA August 27th, 2011 (Click here for more photographs)

 
 
 
RECENT PHOTO 9-19-11 Mac Bledsoe, father of former Patriots Player Drew Bledsoe, speaks to staff members at the Darmouth House of Correction. A career schoolteacher and coach of 31 years, Mr. Bledsoe has the gift of communicating with both parents and young people. He is the founder of "Parenting with Dignity," an program that promotes good parenting skills across the country.
 
 
6-1-11 VIDEO CLIP: Inmates in the Bristol County House of Correction - Therapeutic Music Program perform for other inmates and staff (Youtube Video)
 
 
 
 
6-2-11 RECENT PHOTO: Inmates from the Bristol County House of Correction Work Program help to transfer cases of water to Somerset residents who have been affected by the townwide water ban. (Herald News Article)
 
 
 
5-3-11 Bristol County Sheriff Hodgson: Bin Laden's Death a Display of American Resolve. Click here for full story: (Herald News Article)
 
 
5-23-11 RECENT PHOTO: A Memorial Service is held honoring all officers and staff who have died while employed by the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office.
 
 
3-21-11 Sheriff Hodgson speaks with Howie Carr (Click here for audio clip)
 
 
 
1-5-11 Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was sworn into office on January 5th for his third term. Video Clips Online News Article: News Article
 
 
Department News: Peaceworks is joint collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club, The Sheriff's Office, and Umass Dartmouth. (nbpeaceworks.org)
 
 
7-29-10: Certificate of Appreciation, ICE Translation: (My Backyard News)
7-28-10: Taunton kids Catalogued for Safety’s Sake: (Taunton Gazette)
7-20-10: Inmates Save Attleboro Cash - The Sun Chronicle: (Full Web Story)
7-20-10: Release: The United States Attorney's Office: (Press Release)
7-20-10: (FBI) Department of Justice Press Release: (FBI Press Release)
7-19-10: Sheriff Hodgson on "Fox & Friends": (Fox News Television - Video)
7-13-10: Sheriff Wants to Do Away With Prisoner Pay: (WBZ Radio)
 
News Video: Sheriff wants to cut inmate wages - Fox TV: (Fox News Boston)
News Video: Sheriff wants to stop paying prisoners: (Turn to 10 TV, RI)
News Video: NECN Broadside: Charging inmates (NECN Television - Video)
 
 
 
4-25-11 Kenneth Scarborough, Pastor of Somerset Baptist and Career Specialist in our Work Readiness Program, has passed away. (More Info)
 
 
 
 
     
     
 
 
 
12-24-10 Inmates from the Dartmouth Women's Center take part in the new Therapeutic Music Program. Christmas Performance at DWC 12-17-10
 
 
8-26-10 Inmates Paint Attleboro Police Station Interior: (The Sun Chronicle)
 
 
11-24-10 Inmates from the Dartmouth House of Correction Assembled 450 Food Boxes and bags at the Salvation Army, 619 Purchase St., New Bedford. The boxes were distributed to the less fortunate for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
 
9-28-10 Ch10: Sheriff Hodgson is interviewed about bullying: (WJAR Ch 10)
 
9-1-10 Agreement Signed: North Attleboro Triad Program: (Sun Chronicle)
 
 
8-26-10 Anti-Bully Conference at Sheriff's Department: (Standard Times)
8-26-10 Anti-Bully Conference at Sheriff's Department: (FR Herald News)
 
 
 
Sheriff Hodgson meets with Timothy Smith of Troop 170 in Dartmouth
 
 
 
 

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal preparedness tips for all citizens:

 
 
 
 
 
Recent News: Dartmouth Police Department Joins SCAT Program
 
 
 
Sheriff Presides at Graduation Exercise for New Class of Officers
 
Featured Story: Remembering A K9 Partner (Newspaper Article)
 
H1N1 Information
 
Department News: NB Voc-Tech students join BCSO to provide IRIS scanning to residents at Fairhaven Senior Center (Click here for more information)
 
 
Miss Massachusetts Donates Books to Inmate Storybook Program (Link)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Department News: 1-31-10: Due to the overwhelming support of the Haiti Relief Project, the Sheriff's Department will cease accepting donations on 1-31-10. (Click here for more information)
 

 
Sheriff Hodgson Recognizes Community Service of Voc-Tech Students
 
 
 
Sheriff Hodgson Donates Department Boat to Swansea Police (video)
 

 
 
 

 
(1-17-10) Haiti Relief Effort - Local Law Enforcement
 

 
 
 

Department News: 12-22-09: Bishop Coleman visits Dartmouth House of Correction; Christmas Mass for Inmates (Click here for more information)

Department News: 12-10-09: Sheriff's Department supports Gun Prevention Presentation at Keith High School (Click here for more information)

Internet Safety: 12-9-09: Internet Crimes Against Children - Bristol County Sheriff's Office is now an affiliate of ICAC (Click here for more information)

11-20-09 H1N1 Resources & Links; How To Protect You and Your Family (Click here for more information)


10-5-09: Inmate Industries Program Recognized For Wood Refinishing And Carpentry Program (Click here for a local newspaper article)

10-2-09: "Debt to Society" An article Regarding Sheriff Hodgson's $5 "Pay to Stay" Program (Fall River Herald News, October 2, 2009)

9-30-09: State's High Court Intervenes, Will Hear Sheriff's $5-a-Day Fee Argument (New Bedford Standard Times)

9-9-09: Bristol County Correctional Officer Kevin Coelho Recognized For Intervention In Home Invasion (Click here for a local newspaper article)

 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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The K-9 Unit is pleased to annouce a $5,000 donation (Full Story)
The Bristol County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit is pleased to announce a $5,000 donation from Del Monte Pet Products and Milk-Bone in partnership with Stop & Shop towards the purchase of a new police dog. This donation is part of an on-going effort to support local law enforcement and security preparedness nationwide.
Thirty representatives of the area's criminal justice and social service agencies came together on Thursday at the Bristol County Jail and House of Correction for the introductory session of Reclaiming Futures, an approach aimed at giving adolescents with drug problems the support they need to stay out of jail and lead successful lives...
“Death caused by overdoses of heroin and other opioids, such as oxycontin, rose more than 7 percent per year from 2000-2006 in Massachusetts. 2/3 of all poisonings reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) during 2006 were the result of opioid overdoses...
The word "hero" gets a bit threadbare from overuse, but I believe that there is no other way to describe the men and women charged with the care and custody of the inmates in the penal institutions of this country....
The 13-day odyssey in which Anthony Fly, an alleged multiple rapist, tried to flee from the inevitable ended last Monday only a few miles from where it began when he was apprehended while hitchhiking with $800 in his pocket on Route 6 in Westport.
DARTMOUTH - The Commission on Accreditation for Corrections has awarded accreditation to the Bristol County House of Correction according to an announcement sent to Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson by...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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