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The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office official website. On behalf of the 340 men and women who work for me faithfully discharging the various duties of this Office, I would like to thank you for your support of our Mission. With the growing and diverse challenges we face, public support of law enforcement is more important than ever before.

To improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors to Cape Cod we are working everyday to protect the public from criminal offenders by operating a safe, secure and rehabilitative correctional facility. The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office assists local agencies and promotes public safety through our associated specialized services. We enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Constitution of the United States, all while holding ourselves accountable to the public and principles of Integrity, Professionalism, Compassion and Teamwork.

Sheriff, James M. Cummings



Inmate/Visitor Info

Find out more about Inmate Procedural Information and Visitor information.

Crime Victim Services

The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office offers assistance and support services to victims of crimes perpetrated by inmates serving their sentences at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility.

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News & Events

The BCSO keeps the community up to date with press releases, statements and editorials.

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PREA Policy

The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office is committed to upholding the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 by asserting a Zero-Tolerance Policy for all Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office employees, volunteers, contractors, vendors and every person under correctional supervision...