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WALTHAM – Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was sworn in today, January 6, for his third term as Middlesex County Sheriff.

Koutoujian was elected to another 6-year term in November of 2022.

Koutoujian was appointed in January 2011 by former Governor Deval Patrick to finish the term of the late Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola, who died in November 2010.

A Democrat, Koutoujian lives in Waltham.

Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin administered the oath of office to Koutoujian, 61, in Waltham, in front of his family & friends.

A former assistant district attorney and legislator, Sheriff Koutoujian won a November 2012 special election to fill the remainder of the term he was appointed to in 2011.

In November 2016, he won election to a full 6-year term.

Established in 1692, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States.  Entrusted with full law enforcement capabilities, the Office provides care and custody of both pre-trial and sentenced men, as well as women classified to the office’s pre-release center.  These functions are carried out at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction in Billerica.  Additionally, the Sheriff’s office operates a Training Academy and Civil Process Division office in Chelmsford and administrative offices in Medford.

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Photo courtesy of Middlesex County Sheriff’s office.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.