On October 27th we were honored to welcome Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocci. 

Sheriff Nicholas Cocchi is a highly decorated corrections professional whose skills, competence, and thorough understanding of the corrections processes and duties of Sheriff of Hampden County exceeds the high benchmarks necessary to keep our community safe and return offenders to our streets as productive and contributing members of our society.

Sheriff Cocchi rose through the ranks in the sheriff’s department, ultimately ascending to the assistant superintendent before being elected as the 16th sheriff of Hampden County to replace his mentor and friend, Sheriff Michael J. Ashe, Jr.  Prior to being elected sheriff in 2016, Sheriff Cocchi was the recipient of several Sheriff’s Department awards including; Employee of the Month, the Distinguished Service Award and the prestigious Mike Dodson (Supervisor of the Year) Award.

Sheriff Cocchi is a lifelong resident of Ludlow and a graduate of Ludlow High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government from Western New England University and earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Elms College, where he currently serves on their MBA Advisory Council.