Sheriff Cummings sworn in for fourth term

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito administers oath at Community College ceremony
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito administers the oath of office to Sheriff James Cummings today at Cape Cod Community College. Photo courtesy of Sheriff Cummings.

Sheriff James Cummings was sworn in today for a fourth term as Barnstable County Sheriff.  The oath of office was administered by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in a ceremony held at Cape Cod Community College.

Sheriff Cummings was re-elected by a margin of more than 29,000 votes in an acrimonious race against Democrat Randy Azzato.

Cummings is known for his proactive work on addiction issues.  He has said he wishes to focus on inmate mental health issues this term. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on