Timothy J. Cruz has served as the Plymouth County District Attorney since November, 2001. During his tenure he has aggressively prosecuted crime in Plymouth County.
Working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, his office has taken guns, drugs, violent felons, sex offenders and drunk drivers off the streets.
Most recently, DA Cruz has focused his office’s efforts on battling the opioid crisis at all levels. Through specialized units in his office he has worked to protect children, the elderly, domestic violence victims, and the disabled from abuse. His office also works collaboratively with local law enforcement, social service agencies, health care professionals, the faith community and educators on crime prevention initiatives throughout the county.
DA Cruz is the President of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, serving his third term. He is the current Vice-President of the National District Attorney’s Association, where he serves on the NDAA Opioid Working Group. He has served as a member of the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance; Department of Corrections Advisory Council; Governor’s Council on Capital Punishment; and the Forensic Technology Subcommittee of the Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice Innovation.
DA Cruz previously worked in private practice, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Plymouth County. He is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. DA Cruz is admitted to both the Massachusetts and the United States District Court bars, as well as the United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.