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The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). As your Sheriff, I am honored to lead a staff who work tirelessly every day to keep our community safe. That goal is accomplished through a focus on corrections, rehabilitation, and treatment, the core mission of our Sheriff's Office. True public safety is achieved when criminals do not re-offend; our jail and house of correction is a place where pathways are created to address the root causes of most criminal behavior. The BCSO strives to address those root causes with a continuum of care that provides links to the external community so that inmates have pathways to addiction and mental health treatment, education, employment, and housing when they are released.

The goals of correction, rehabilitation and treatment are achieved only when our staff have the tools they need to be successful. My top priority as Sheriff is to ensure that our dedicated professionals have the training, support, and assistance they need to do their jobs. The community is an important part of that support. We strive to have a Sheriff's Office that is transparent, engaged, and responsive to the community. Together, we can support our employees and create an environment where our inmates have the tools they need to be successful and productive members of the Cape Cod community.

Additionally, together with our public safety and public health partners, the BCSO provides regional specialized services and supports our community through the operation of the Regional Emergency Communications Center and our Bureau of Criminal Investigation, as well as serving as a member of the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council.

Your input is always welcome. Please email me at dbuckley@bsheriff.net with any suggestions or feedback.

Sheriff Donna D. Buckley

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.

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...