Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS and jury duty scam calls

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian today issued a reminder to residents to be aware of ongoing IRS and jury duty scams.

“We are issuing this reminder because we have seen an uptick in calls being reported to our office over the past several days. We want residents to be aware of these scams in order to better protect themselves,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Recently, both my mother and I, personally received IRS scam calls and though we each recognized they were not legitimate and immediately hung up – not all do because many of these perpetrators can be extremely convincing.” Continue reading Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS and jury duty scam calls

Sheriff Koutoujian participates in Expert Panel on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was among the national experts to participate in a discussion on implementation of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs.

Sheriff Koutoujian was invited to participate in the dialogue convened by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) due to their leadership in implementing programs to assist individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). The goal of the convening was to develop guidance for implementing MAT programs across the criminal justice system to assist individuals with SUDs. Sheriff Koutoujian is a nationally recognized leader for their efforts to address the opioid crisis in Massachusetts. In addition to participating in today’s convening, Sheriff Koutoujian has previously presented on the MSO’s Medication Assisted Treatment and Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) program at the White House. Continue reading Sheriff Koutoujian participates in Expert Panel on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Announces February Correction Officer Exam

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced the next Correction Officer entrance exam will be held Saturday, February 24 in Lowell, Mass.

Individuals interested in registering for the exam may do so by visiting the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office website (www. middlesexsheriff.org) between January 25 and 1 p.m. on February 15. There is no charge for the exam, however advance registration is required. Continue reading Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Announces February Correction Officer Exam

K-9 Dali Welcomed to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has officially welcomed the newest member of its K-9 Unit to the department.

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Lieutenant Mike Kelley and his partner Dali.

K-9 Dali, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois from Georgia, began work at the end of November. Dali, who is partnered with Lieutenant Mike Kelley, was obtained through a grant from Dogs for Law Enforcement.

Dali is a dual purpose K-9, having completed courses with the MBTA Transit Police K-9 Training Unit for patrol and explosives detection. Continue reading K-9 Dali Welcomed to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office