Bristol County Sheriff's Office

Bristol County Sheriff's Office News and information from the Bristol County Sheriff's Office in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Bristol County Sheriff's Office houses approximately 1,500 men and women in several different facilities and is responsible for the care and custody of individuals who are sentenced or awaiting trial, and detainees who are in deportation proceeding with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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Additionally, the BCSO works in partnership with law enforcement agencies, government entities and community groups, lending resources to train, educate, and respond to the safety concerns of our communities.

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07/14/2021

Please keep our brothers and sisters at the Norton Police Department in your thoughts as they mourn the passing of Deputy Chief Thomas J. Petersen Jr.

Please join us in congratulating Derek Reis for his promotion to Major. No one's more respected around the jail than Maj...
07/13/2021

Please join us in congratulating Derek Reis for his promotion to Major. No one's more respected around the jail than Maj. Reis, who is seen here with Sheriff Hodgson receiving the Officer of the Year award a few years ago. He's known as a good communicator, someone the younger officers look up to, and someone who truly cares about his brothers and sisters in corrections. Congratulations Major!

Please join us in congratulating Derek Reis for his promotion to Major. No one's more respected around the jail than Maj. Reis, who is seen here with Sheriff Hodgson receiving the Officer of the Year award a few years ago. He's known as a good communicator, someone the younger officers look up to, and someone who truly cares about his brothers and sisters in corrections. Congratulations Major!

The BCSO Homeland Security Team of Col. David Gavigan and Capt. Billy Camara are holding a training for administrators a...
07/12/2021

The BCSO Homeland Security Team of Col. David Gavigan and Capt. Billy Camara are holding a training for administrators at Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) this morning. What happens if a disaster strikes in a bus depot or while on the road? What resources are available and what roles are needed? The Incident Command training program is something we hope they'll never use, but if something bad happens, they'll be ready.

Please join us in congratulating three members of the BCSO family who have retired in the last few weeks: Col. James Lan...
07/09/2021

Please join us in congratulating three members of the BCSO family who have retired in the last few weeks: Col. James Lancaster, Sgt. Moses Isidoro and Officer Joe Franco.

Jimmy's been a friend, mentor and coach to generations of officers over the past 30 years while working his way up to the top of our security team in Dartmouth. In the past couple of years, he's played a key role in adapting our operations to meet new state standards, and he did an amazing job.

No one around here has a bad word to say about Moses, who has been a great officer and key member of our training team over the last 20 years. He's been a mentor and coach to hundreds of young officers in the academies over the years.

And Joe has been a steady hand in our transportation department, among other duties, for 30 years.

Congrats to these three fine gentlemen, we'll miss you. Enjoy retirement!

Thanks to the people of Westport for the warm welcome and loud cheers during the annual Fourth of July parade last weeke...
07/07/2021

Thanks to the people of Westport for the warm welcome and loud cheers during the annual Fourth of July parade last weekend. It's always one of our most fun events of the year, and this year was no different. thanks again everyone for the support, and thanks to our friends in Westport for the invite.

Deputy Russell Raposa of our Civil Process team stopped by and grabbed some lemonade from these kids in Dighton last wee...
07/06/2021

Deputy Russell Raposa of our Civil Process team stopped by and grabbed some lemonade from these kids in Dighton last week. They're saving money for a trip to Disney World. "This visit made Sam, Olivia, Brody and Sadie so happy!" mom wrote to us while sending this picture. "We truly appreciate the support from Bristol County Sheriffs Department."

Deputy Russell Raposa of our Civil Process team stopped by and grabbed some lemonade from these kids in Dighton last week. They're saving money for a trip to Disney World. "This visit made Sam, Olivia, Brody and Sadie so happy!" mom wrote to us while sending this picture. "We truly appreciate the support from Bristol County Sheriffs Department."

The Senior ID program is free and can be a big help for seniors. Tina has been to nursing homes, COAs, community centers...
06/28/2021

The Senior ID program is free and can be a big help for seniors. Tina has been to nursing homes, COAs, community centers and more spots to make ID cards. Thanks to Whaler's Cove Assisted Living for the invitation.

Thank you to Tina Marie LePage, from the Bristol County Sheriff's Office , for stopping by for the Senior ID Program. The Sheriff’s Office creates free identification cards on lanyards for senior citizens. It’s a quick way to ID themselves and even has contact information in case of an emergency.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially our BCSO dads and all others in public safety who are working t...
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially our BCSO dads and all others in public safety who are working today to keep their communities safe.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially our BCSO dads and all others in public safety who are working today to keep their communities safe.

The public is more safe when law enforcement agencies work together. The Bristol County Sheriff's Office partnered with ...
06/15/2021
Multiple New Bedford Arrests in Drug Trafficking Bust

The public is more safe when law enforcement agencies work together. The Bristol County Sheriff's Office partnered with Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Police, Attorney General Maura Healey's Office, Dartmouth Police Department, City of Fall River Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA and others to bust a local drug trafficking ring last week after a years-long investigation.

Authorities dismantled a large drug trafficking organization with multiple arrests in New Bedford and Providence on Friday, June 11.

Check out the latest episode of Sheriff Hodgson's podcast, which was posted this morning. In it, he looks back at the IC...
06/11/2021
Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson - Incident at ICE Facility - Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson

Check out the latest episode of Sheriff Hodgson's podcast, which was posted this morning. In it, he looks back at the ICE detainee riot from May 2020. It can be heard at this link, as well as on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and other places you get your favorite podcasts.

As always, send your questions, suggestions, comments, anything about the pod to [email protected].

https://sherifftomhodgson.buzzsprout.com/1767091/8679313-sheriff-thomas-m-hodgson-incident-at-ice-facility

Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson - Incident at ICE Facility

06/07/2021

The Bristol County K9 Unit was on hand in Acushnet today to assist Acushnet Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police. We're relieved this had a peaceful ending and no one was hurt.

Please keep our brothers and sisters at the Braintree Police Department in your thoughts after the shooting death of a K...
06/04/2021
Two Police Officers Wounded, K9 Officer Killed In Braintree Shooting: I-Team Sources

Please keep our brothers and sisters at the Braintree Police Department in your thoughts after the shooting death of a K9 and the shooting of two other officers.

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/06/04/braintree-police-officers-shot/?fbclid=IwAR2jtHCgB9eXV22akgV4XWwYKn76huMhZ90fjtuDJVJGM0j0HV1aVJZwbTM#.YLp0bKZDVr8.facebook

Two police officers were shot in Braintree on Friday, WBZ-TV I-Team sources say.

The latest episode of Sheriff Hodgson's podcast is now available. In it, he discusses the big news last month on DHS can...
06/04/2021
Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson

The latest episode of Sheriff Hodgson's podcast is now available. In it, he discusses the big news last month on DHS cancelling Bristol County's ICE contract. It's available at the link below or wherever you get your podcasts, including:

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/pkspp232
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/4bj2p44j
Amazon Music: https://tinyurl.com/2cs8rv45
Stitcher: https://tinyurl.com/2hjyvyxt

As always, send any ideas, questions or comments for the podcast to [email protected], We've been getting some good questions we'll be answering on future episodes.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1767091/8644284-sheriff-thomas-m-hodgson-ice-287-g-operations-shut-down

The Official Podcast of Bristol County Sheriff, Thomas M. Hodgson.

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who fell fighting for our country. Please take some time this weekend and keep ...
05/27/2021
Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson - Memorial Day - Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who fell fighting for our country. Please take some time this weekend and keep them in your thoughts.

For many, Memorial Day Weekend is the beginning of summer, and the beginning of grilling season. In this week's episode of Sheriff Hodgson's Podcast, he shares some tips from his years manning Weber Grills.

The 15-minute episode can be heard at the link below, or on all the popular places you get your podcasts, including:

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/pkspp232
Apple: https://tinyurl.com/4bj2p44j
Amazon Music: https://tinyurl.com/2cs8rv45

As always, send your comments, questions or suggestions for the show to [email protected]. He wants to explore topics you want to hear about.

https://sherifftomhodgson.buzzsprout.com/1767091/8584492-sheriff-thomas-m-hodgson-memorial-day?play=true

Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson - Memorial Day

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GREAT JOB at the border Sherriff! Keep speaking up for the travesty currently happening to this country!
The Biden Border Crisis (Uh Um, Challenge)
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We don't support terrorists and sedition! It's time for taunton and bristol county to turn blue! Anyone making these comments is complicit and has blood on their hands.
I am deeply concerned about all of the human lives that reside in Dartmouth HOC currently. I am hoping that others are also, after this post? Currently, I have a loved one who has unfortunately made some poor choices and ultimately is awaiting trial for the choices that he has made. I received a phone call this morning from him. I could hear the anxiety, stress and frustration in his voice. He expressed to me many concerns that not only himself but many other inmates have right now. He informed me of the following... The jail placed two inmates in the unit he is in. A few days after the inmates were placed, both of them experienced COVID like symptoms, were tested and came back positive. The 2 inmates were taken from the unit and moved elsewhere. A day after, six new inmates were put in the unit and ALL 6 had COVID symptoms, but HOC is refusing to administer testing to the six. Inmates are being told there is a shortage of Covid tests available to the HOC, therefore are refusing to test MOST inmates. There are over 100 inmates in his Unit alone. His unit is literally equivalent to a large gymnasium. Theres over 100 beds in this room. Inmates are now being threatened they will be locked down and all rec time has been taken away. Phone privileges will stop and be taken away? As of this morning, many inmates were refusing their meals, which I completely understand. Couple of questions or concerns from me? Why is there a shortage of tests in the jail? How exactly does the jail get more or enough tests so inmates can be properly tested? These are human lives I am talking about. Why are they putting symptomatic inmates in units with non symptomatic inmates? Why cant the jail have one unit specifically for those who have symptoms or test positive? How is it, because the jail chooses to put symptomatic inmates with non symptomatic, the inmates are the ones being punished and losing their phone or rec time? Rec is the only time they can go outside for fresh air, which I'd assume is better than being cooped up in a large room with 100 people? My biggest concern is a huge COVID outbreak at the jail but more importantly, an encited riot? As some know, back in May that happened and the jail was found at fault and sued. I am well aware that I'll see comments saying, "Dont go to jail..." or "This post is dumb. Dont get in trouble....". I have no time to entertain all that. I am simply concerned and looking for ways or advice to help this situation
Mr Hodgson...it is truly time to resign. It's criminal that you weren't dismissed.
Theres nothing noble about what you are doing , there is nothing righteous about the prison system. Evaluate your ethics. You've signed up for a brotherhood and people in that cohort are consistently terrorizing, belittling, jailing, assaulting, and murdering community members. Those community members you swore an oath to protect. It's time you take a good look in the mirror, and start holding eachother accountable to a standard of humanity that would lead one to want to help in the first place. If it's too painful or difficult to face the harmful actions of those in your cohort, then you arent strong enough to actually hold them accountable, and that makes you complicit with their actions.
Stay strong sheriff. You have a difficult job that you do well. The majority of us appreciate your dedicated service to Bristol county. Thank You for all that you do.