LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi’ has been sworn in for his second term at an inaugural breakfast, marking the beginning of his next term.

Clerk of Courts Laura Gentile officiated the ceremony at 8:00 a.m., according to a news release sent to 22News from the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.

There was a ceremony in the administration building on the second-floor conference room that is adjacent to the Sheriff’s office at the Main Institution in Ludlow.

Sheriff Cocchi stated, “When I say in my early remarks that the work has just begun, it truly has. We have a lot of work to do for the communities in western Massachusetts in general. We want to help rebuild the trust of the public when it comes to law enforcement.”

He goes on to say that he plans on focusing on the substance abuse epidemic, and to also start focusing on staff wellness.