Rescue Team Drills, Seeks Volunteers

Members of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team, under the direction of team coordinator Deputy Thomas Grady and Chief of Diving Operations Bob Lamb, gathered at the Housatonic River in Glendale to conduct a swift water rescue Read More …

Community Service Crews Make Big Difference

Throughout Berkshire County, the Sheriff’s Community Service Work Crews save communities, schools and nonprofit agencies thousands of dollars each year, while also teaching inmates valuable work skills that can be put into play after their release. “They get a tremendous Read More …

CHILD Project Enrolls Over 2,000 Students

The Sheriff’s successful CHILD Project has enrolled more than 2,000 Berkshire County elementary school students. The CHILD Project, and the affiliated Senior Safety Net for senior citizens, use iris scan biometric technology to enter participants into a national data bank. Read More …

Grady, Deputies Rescue Lightning Victim

If you MUST get struck by lightning, San Jough picked the right place to do it. It was an ordinary Sunday on July 27, 2008 at Tanglewood, the popular Berkshire County summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Western Read More …

Facility Earns National Accreditation

The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, Jail and House of Correction has received a formal three-year accreditation from the American Correctional Association. This widely sought national honor makes the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction just the 144th to be Read More …

Lightning Survivor Salutes Deputies

This time, Tom Grady was glad to see Scott Jough vertical. The last time the two saw each other, they shared an ambulance ride to Berkshire Medical Center from Tanglewood, where Berkshire County Sheriff’s Deputy Grady had performed CPR to Read More …

Deputy Alibozek helps save a life

Deputy Alibozek helps save a life The Deputy was making a rare Saturday visit to the gym. The woman was there to work out for the second time in her life. But thanks to their few moments together, the woman Read More …

Deputy Alibozek honored for life-saving action

Deputy Alibozek honored for life-saving action Just like lightning victim Scott Jough had done the year before, Anne Marie Larson of Lanesboro wanted to be there personally to offer thanks when her life-saving Sheriff’s Deputy received some public recognition. “I Read More …

Sheriff Thomas Bowler takes office

(The following is the text of Sheriff Bowler’s inauguration address January 5, 2011) Almost a year ago today, we began our journey. People with great confidence in me joined our campaign, and together we prevailed. Today marks the end of Read More …