Human Resources Department

  Employment Information
Interested in a career in law enforcement/corrections? There are many different opportunities within the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). You can become a Deputy Sheriff in any of five areas: Jail/House of Correction, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), Telecommunications (911), Radio Technicians and Civil Process. For more information on the types of positions available under each division, click here

  An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the BCSO to provide equal employment opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. 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 BCSO abides by all State and Federal guidelines on affirmative action.


Harassment based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability/sexual harrassment.
The BCSO is committed to providing a work environment that is free of harassment. Any statements or actions which constitute harassment are in violation of M.G.L. c151B and will NOT be tolerated.

  Salary Information

Correctional Officer/Deputy Sheriff

FY 2016 Gross Annual Salary

Post-Academy Salary (G0-1) $45,066.39
1 Year after G0-1 (G1-1) $48,430.70

Criminal Identification Officer/CIO

FY 2016 Gross Annual Salary

Entry Level (AC2-1) $56,509.70


FY 2016 Gross Annual Salary

Entry Level (T3-1) $48,169.94
CMED $18.46 (hourly)

Radio Technician

FY 2016 Gross Annual Salary

Entry Level (T5-1) $52,706.58




In addition to salary, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office provides the following benefits:

  • 10-25 Vacation Days per Year
  • 15 Accruable Sick Days per Year
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Personal Leave/3 Days Annually
  • Military Leave
  • Funeral Leave/4 Days
  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Work-Related Injury Leave
  • Shift Differential
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Paid Overtime or Compensatory Time
  • Education Incentives
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Expense Reimbursement Program
  • Longevity Pay (5yrs+)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Program
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • Uniforms and Equipment
  • Roll Call Pay
  Collective Bargaining Units

Most employees of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) are members of a Collective Bargaining Unit (Union). The following is a list of the BCSO Collective Bargaining Agreements (Contracts):

Correctional Officers: Barnstable County Correctional Officers' Union
Captains: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFL-CIO
Radio Technicians
NAGE (Public Safety Association)
Clerical NAGE, Local R1-220
Maintenance Workers NCEU - Local 122
  For more information please contact the Sheriff’s Human Resource Office at 508-563-4316.