Meet Paul Tucker
MOST QUALIFIED, BEST PREPARED
Most Qualified, Best Prepared
The Victim's Advocate
A Community Partner
An Experienced Manager
Dedicated, experienced, innovative, and determined...
the qualities that have made Paul Tucker a positive force in law enforcement and criminal justice for over 30 years.
He's a practicing attorney, member of the Massachusetts Bar and a college adjunct professor and former police academy public safety instructor. He holds a Juris Doctorate in Law, both Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice.
Paul Tucker has been an effective State Representative serving on the Public Safety/Homeland Security, Judiciary, and Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Committees. He Co-Chaired the Special State Commission on Adolescent Crime. He has worked in partnership with District Atty. Jon Blodgett, Sheriff Kevin Coppinger, Municipal Chiefs of Police, and local non-profit organizations to strengthen and improve our criminal justice system.
A respected former Salem Police Chief with proven administrative skills managing a department of over 100 employees and a budget exceeding 10 million annually. Paul, a Salem Police Medal of Honor recipient, is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the 2010 New England Law Enforcements Executive Development Seminar, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Advanced Narcotics Investigation.
Paul previously served as Director of the North Shore Drug Task Force and member of the Board of Directors of the New England Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association.
Paul is an active and trusted community leader and a dedicated husband, father, friend and neighbor. Paul is a valued member of the Salem community.
Dedicated, Experienced, Innovative, and Determined ...
Just the kind of District Attorney we want and need working to make Essex County a safer place to live and work!
Experience Meets Integrity
For decades, the Essex County District Attorney’s Office has set the standards for integrity, innovation and effective pursuit of justice.
I share retiring DA Jon Blodgett’s strong commitment to holding criminals accountable, securing justice for victims of crime, providing services and drug treatment to non-violent offenders, and engaging the community in crime prevention.
I am running for District Attorney to uphold those high standards and to continue and build upon that unwavering commitment to the pursuit of justice.
I have been an attorney for 21 years. I welcome this opportunity to put my criminal justice background, law enforcement training, and administrative and management experience to work To lead Essex County’s “People’s Law Office.”
Now more than ever, being an effective District Attorney is about crime prosecution and crime prevention.
As a State Representative and former Police Chief, I have had the privilege of working in partnership with the District Attorney’s Office for years on many initiatives to make Essex County a safer place to live and work. I support continued close collaboration with the Department of Children and Families, local police and school departments, and community groups to address the serious problems of child abuse, domestic violence, opiate addiction, and elder abuse. Stopping crime before it starts is part of the job.
I am looking forward to campaigning throughout the 34 Essex County communities.
Please join this effort! I need your help to succeed. My campaign committee is building a great team of volunteers and supporters throughout Essex County. I welcome your support!