Peter John Koutoujian, Jr.
Sheriff, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, State of Massachusetts
During his nearly eight years in office, Sheriff Peter Koutoujian has initiated several landmark programs at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office that have garnered national attention. These include a medication assisted treatment program recognized as a Center of Excellence by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Under Sheriff Koutoujian, Middlesex County was also chosen as one of three Data Driven Justice (DDJ) Project pilot sites by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. In October of 2017, he was selected by his peers to serve as President of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association; he is also a founding member of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration and has been recognized as a “Champion of Justice Reform” by the Coalition for Public Safety. Sheriff Koutoujian is a graduate of Bridgewater State University, the New England School of Law, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.