Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian joins Executive Board of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration B ILLERICA, Mass. – Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration (LEL) has announced that Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian – a founding member – has joined the group’s executive board. LEL was established in 2015 with a goal of identifying and implementing solutions to reduce both crime and incarceration through a focus on four primary areas including increasing alternatives to arrest and prosecution (especially for mental health and drug treatment); strengthening community-law enforcement ties; reforming mandatory minimums; and restoring balance to criminal laws. LEL is comprised of over 200 current and former police chiefs, sheriff s, federal and state prosecutors, attorneys general and correctional offi - cials from all 50 states. “At the Middlesex Sheriff ’s ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.239 Mid Unleaded $3.299 Super $3.419 Diesel Fuel $3.479 "43 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2021 KERO $4.99 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $3.299 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS WE CAN HELP PAY YOUR HEATING BILLS! You may qualify for ABCD’s Fuel Assistance Program and be eligible for as much as $1,650 towards your heating costs (oil, gas, or electric). Maximum benefit is $1,650 Household of 1 = $40,951 Household of 2 = $53,551 Household of 3 = $66,151 Household of 4 = $78,751 Cold days are coming. ABCD’s got you covered. Offi ce, we work side-by-side with community leaders and local organizations as well as our state and federal partners to enhance public safety through innovative and cutting-edge data-driven initiatives,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “I am honored to join Law Enforcement Leaders as an executive board member. I look forward to highlighting not only the work we are doing at the MSO, but lifting up the efforts of our colleagues across the nation to enhance public safety, strengthen police-community relations and improve outcomes for justice-involved individuals and their families.” Sheriff Koutoujian, retired Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and current Ramsey County (MN) Attorney John J. Choi join current executive board members including former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole to form the new board. “Law Enforcement Leaders is thrilled to welcome three new members—Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Chief Carmen Best (Ret.), and Ramsey County Attorney John J. Choi—to the Executive Board,” said Executive Director Ronal Serpas. “Each member brings a unique law enforcement perspective and will draw from decades of experience and leadership Peter J. Koutoujian Middlesex Sheriff in their respective fi elds. Together, they will strengthen the Board and spearhead LEL as it seeks to fulfi ll its mission to reduce crime and mass incarceration.” To learn more about Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration, its goals and members, please visit lawenforcementleaders.org. APPLY TODAY! Last day to apply is April 30, 2022 Residents of Boston, Brookline, and Newton: 178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA — 617.357.6012 Residents of Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn: 18 Dartmouth Street, Malden, MA — 781.322.6284 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net Prices subject to change Have a Safe & Happy New Year! FLEET

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