Full Name
Peter Koutoujian MA
Job Title
Middlesex Sheriff's Office
Speaker Bio
A career public servant, Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has overseen the one of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agencies - the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office - as it has become a premier public safety institution known for innovation and professional excellence.

During his tenure in office, Sheriff 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); the Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) that has been touted by the Washington Examiner and Vice News Tonight; and the People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) Unit for young adult offenders that has been called “one of the most important criminal justice reform experiments in the country” by the Boston Globe.

In January of 2020, Sheriff Koutoujian began his first term as President of Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA), representing sheriffs from the most populous counties in the nation. The Sheriff also sits on the Advisory Board for the Council on State Governments Justice Center, a national nonprofit organization whose findings and technical assistance are utilized by state officials across the U.S. Sheriff Koutoujian currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, and is a founding member of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration, a group of nearly 200 police chiefs, attorneys general, sheriffs and agency leaders committed to reducing rates of incarceration.