Sheriff James M. Cummings

Elected as Barnstable County Sheriff and sworn into office January 1999, Jim has a Bachelors degree in Law Enforcement from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. Born in South Boston, he attended grammar school in Dorchester and high school in Weymouth. After an honorable discharge from the United States Navy, Jim made his home in Falmouth, where he and his wife Rose have raised four children.

Meet Sheriff James M. Cummings

The Barnstable County Correctional Facility is certified by:

  • January 2013

    The American Correctional Association is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. ACA serves all disciplines with the corrections profession and is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the field

    RSAT at BCCF

    The Barnstable House of Correction RSAT (Residential Substance Abuse Treatment) program is based on a modified therapeutic community composed of specially training correctional officers, treatment counselors and inmates. The program features a robust aftercare program, including a Community Reentry Council consisting of community treatment and service providers and community corrections that meets to develop referrals and resources for each inmate six weeks before release. The program was also the first of its kind to provide injected naltrexone to inmates to facilitate drug free transition back to the community.

    Cape Cod Hurricane Evacuation Zones  

    Sheriff's Citizen's Academy  

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Barnstable County Sheriff's Office
6000 Sheriff's Place, Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: 508-563-4300 | Fax: 508-563-4574