John J. McLaughlin

Superintendent of Human Resources and Financial Services

With almost 30 years of service with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Superintendent of Human Resources McLaughlin brings a wide breadth of experience to SheriffTompkins’ management team.  With his expertise in the financial operations of the agency, in addition to years of work in the field of labor

 relations, John brings both experience and knowledge of the institutional history of the Department. 

Superintendent McLaughlin started at the Suffolk County Jail in 1994 in what was then Budget Division before moving over the House of Correction five years later.  He has served in various roles over the years, and was named Superintendent by Sheriff Tompkins in June of 2021.

Superintendent McLaughlin oversees all aspects of the Financial Services operation of the Department, including budgeting, procurement, accounts payable and receivable, audit functions and reporting, contracts administration, grants management, inmate finance, inventory control and capital improvement financing.  His purview also includes facilitating labor relations with the various collective bargaining units of the SCSD. He also oversees the various functions of the Human Resources Division, including payroll operations, benefits, employee leave, personnel records and recruitment.

Superintendent McLaughlin also serves as one of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Commissioners to Qualify Public Officers, and oversees the processing of deputy sheriffs for Suffolk County.