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Barnstable County Sheriff's Office

Interested in a career at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office?

The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of careers in a correctional setting at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility, as well as careers that support law enforcement at the BCSO Emergency Communications Center, BCSO Bureau of Criminal Investigations Unit, the Radio Technical Shop and the Civil Process Division. Whether you’re looking for a position in a correctional setting, as an emergency dispatcher, criminal identification officer or radio tech, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office provides a professional setting for its workforce to achieve personal job satisfaction in an enormously fulfilling career.

All applicants must follow the process outlined below to be considered for an open position.

Once the application deadline has passed, our Human Resources department will review all applications and will contact you via email.

BCSO Career Opportunities & Benefits

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for open positions posted on our Employment Openings page:

For information on becoming a BCSO Corrections Officer go to the Corrections Officer Application Process on our website.

All non-correction officer applicants must submit a completed BCSO Job Application to the BCSO prior to the application deadline specified to be considered for an open position.

Once the application deadline has passed, our HR department will review all applications and will contact you via email. Good luck!

Congratulations on your decision to apply for a position at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office! The BCSO is committed to hiring the highest quality candidates for these highly sought after positions and we are excited to review your qualifications for the position you are seeking.

All candidates must meet or exceed the following minimum requirements in order to be considered:

Minimum Qualifications to become a BCSO Employee:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age at time of job application
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (a college degree is preferred)
  • Legal U.S. work status
  • Active MA Driver’s License
  • Must meet BCSO physical and medical standards for the position
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a drug test

Note: No tattoos on face, neck and/or hands, nor facial piercings, body art, brands and/or scarifications, of any type shall be allowed.

All job applicants must submit a fully completed Employment Application to the BCSO along with a copy of your driver’s license and birth certificate in order to be considered for a position. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation email via the email you provided on your application acknowledging your application and advising of next steps in the process.

Acknowledgement of receipt of your job application by the BCSO does not guarantee job placement with the BCSO or a place in the BCSO hiring process.

Barnstable County Sheriff's Office

Starting Salaries

The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office offers competitive salaries and a variety of benefits to its employees. Salaries are based on the position offered and the experience of the candidate applying for the position.

The following salaries are an example of starting salaries for some of the BCSO entry level positions:

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The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office offers competitive compensation and many benefits to its full-time employees. Eligibility for the following benefits is determined by your hire status:

Vacation time
Sick time
Personal Time
Bereavement Leave
Military Leave
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Massachusetts State Pension
Deferred Compensation Program
Disability and Life Insurance Programs
Cafeteria Plan
Shift Differential
Education incentives
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Longevity Pay (5 yrs+)
Roll Call Pay
Clothing Allowance

All benefits are subject to change.

Varied positions may require the expectation of working overtime.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office is an equal employment opportunity employer. NO person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or military status.

Affirmative Action: The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office abides by all State and Federal guidelines on affirmative action.

Harassment: The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment. Harassment based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability, or sexual harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstance. Any statements or actions which constitute harassment are in violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B and will not be tolerated.

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