Accomplishments

  • Plymouth District Attorney 2001-Present
  • Co-Chair of the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force
  • Developed Nationally Recognized Program- Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • President-Elect, Former President (2 terms) and Current Vice President of the Massachusetts District Attorney's Association (MDAA)
  • Board of Directors Signature Health Care
  • Board of Directors Old Colony YMCA
  • Board of Directors Marshfield Boys and Girls Club
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance
  • Vice President of the National District Attorney's Association (NDAA)
  • Member of the National District Attorney's Association Opioid Working Group
  • Massachusetts State Director of the National District Attorney's Association
  • Main Proponent of Legislation signed into Law that closed existing loopholes regarding the commitment of Sexually Dangerous Persons
  • Co-Chairman of the Forensic Technology Subcommittee of the Governor's Commission on Criminal Justice Innovation
  • Member of the Governor's Council on Capital Punishment
  • Member of the Department of Corrections Advisory Council
  • Member of the Forensic Sciences Advisory Board
  • Steering Committee member for the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Program.
  • Member of the Bridgewater State University Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • Adjunct Professor at Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
  • Graduate of Boston College and Suffolk Law School
  • 2018 White Ribbon Night Ambassador, Love Life Now Foundation, Inc.
  • 2016 Impact Award, Bridgewater State University in recognition of his extraordinary work in the region to address the opioid and drug addiction epidemic. 

Guns, Drugs and Violence

Since 2001, Tim has served as District Attorney of Plymouth County.  In that time, he has aggressively worked to protect the public safety of the nearly 500,000 residents of Plymouth County.  As chief law enforcement officer, he has achieved this by working to take guns, drugs and violent felons off the streets, while collaborating with other law enforcement and agencies to address the social, economic and health issues facing citizens. Through the office, Tim has appointed an opioid point prosecutor who is devoted to prosecuting drug trafficking cases and those involving subsequent offenders and gangs.

Tim has been a leader at responding to the Opioid epidemic, attempting to save lives through innovative approaches to curbing opioid abuse.  In 2015, along with Sheriff McDonald, Tim created the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force in an effort to engage all community sectors to address the issue on several fronts.  Under the direction of the Task Force, Plymouth County Outreach (PCO) was formed. PCO is a county-wide approach, comprised of all 27 Police Departments across Plymouth County, and the police departments from our area Colleges and University. Within 12-24 hours after an overdose, PCO deploys a follow-up team, which includes a police officer, a licensed clinician and recovery coach to respond to the overdose location to offer services.  

To address violence in the county, Tim has increased law enforcement suppression efforts by administering the federally supported Project Safe Neighborhoods and Weed and Seed programs.  Strategies implemented include the vertical prosecution of violent gun cases from high crime neighborhoods, Ceasefire offender notification panels, and a partnership with the Brockton Police Department to install ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system.  Through the office, Tim has implemented a Gang and Community Prosecutions Unit to focus on the most dangerous individuals affecting violence in the area.

In 2015, in response to an uptick in violence in the City of Brockton, Tim started Operation Safe Streets.  This group of state, federal and local law enforcement meet regularly with Brockton residents to help target gun, drug and violent crime and keep regular lines of communication between citizens and law enforcement.  As a result, Brockton saw and unprecedented drop in their homicide rate and violent crime.  Shots fired incidents plummeted and in 2016, Brockton had two homicides, both domestic-violence related.  The last time Brockton saw a year without a street violence homicide was in 2002.

Protecting Children

Tim has worked to put children in Plymouth County first, establishing a full-service, one-stop Children's Advocacy Center for child victims of sexual and physical abuse or severe neglect.  Through his office he has implemented a county-wide program targeting at-risk Drug Endangered Children in the school systems.  This unique program trains administrators and teaches to help them respond to drug endangered children and child victims/witnesses to violence.

As District Attorney, Tim holds regular informative trainings for law enforcement, schools and the community.  Those include trainings on opioids and human trafficking investigations, mandated reporter courses and grant writing workshops.

Protecting Us

Tim has been a strong leader and voice for the residents of Plymouth County.  He helped draft legislation that calls for a prison sentence for those convicted of firing a weapon at a police officer and was a main proponent of legislation to close loopholes in the commitment of Sexually Dangerous Persons.

Tim utilizes his role as District Attorney to promote positive change in the community.  He has participated and extended office resources to groups such as: The Brockton Blueprint Coalition, Brockton's Promise, The Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative and the Child Witness to Violence Task Force.

For the last 16 years, Tim has used drug forfeited funds to host the Plymouth County Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education Summer Program.

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