Baker Appoints Sex Offender Registry Board Chair Kevin Hayden Acting Suffolk County District Attorney – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he is appointing the head of the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board to serve as Suffolk County’s prosecutor. Kevin Hayden will serve the remainder of the term for the position currently held by Rachael Rollins, who will be sworn in as the new US Attorney for Massachusetts on Monday.

Hayden previously served as a Suffolk County prosecutor for more than a decade.

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“Kevin Hayden is a dedicated public servant with a proven track record of commitment to fair justice and community engagement, and I am confident he will serve the families of Suffolk County as a respectful, collaborative and compassionate partner. as a district attorney,” Baker said in a statement. “A veteran of the District Attorney’s Office, where he led the Safe Neighborhood Initiative Unit and dedicated himself to community-based violence prevention leadership and programming, President Hayden owns experience and knowledge to fulfill this role.”

Hayden has worked with the Sex Offender Registry Board in a leadership role since 2013. He holds a law degree from Boston University.

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“I started 25 years ago as a young prosecutor here in Suffolk County. Over the years, my heart’s desire has remained to serve and protect our many diverse communities,” Hayden said in a statement. “So it is truly a distinct honor and privilege for me to be called home by the Governor through this appointment.”

Hayden will serve until the next district attorney, who is to be elected in November, is sworn in.

Rollins released a statement praising Baker’s choice.

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“In selecting his appointment as Suffolk County’s top law enforcement official, Governor Baker took great care in selecting an individual with subject matter expertise, leadership experience, and a respect and mastery of the different concerns and needs of each of the wards that make up Suffolk County,” she said. “District Attorney Hayden’s track record is testament to his prioritization of serious and violent offenses and meeting the needs of our communities.”

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