Daniel Bennett was appointed Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in January 2015 by Governor Charles Baker. As Secretary, he has oversight of the $1.1 billion public safety budget and the secretariat’s 13 agencies, boards and commissions. Mr. Bennett began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, then became a prosecutor in the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office. He practiced law independently for eight years, before returning to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office as Senior Trial Counsel. He was co-counsel on the Neil Entwistle murder trial and prosecuted the John Odgren and Sean Fitzpatrick murder trials. After that, Mr. Bennett served as senior first assistant District Attorney District Attorney. In 2013, Mr. Bennett was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association.