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Sheriff James Cummings announces Sheriff's Citizens Academy

Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings has set Monday, May 8th, for opening night of his annual Citizens Sheriff’s Academy.  Space is limited and enrollment is first come - first served.   Classes will be held at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne.

The 2-hour sessions will meet on consecutive Monday nights, starting at 6:00 P.M.  They will run for six weeks, bringing the final day of class to June 19th. “The biggest part of our job is running a house of correction and jail,” Sheriff  James M. Cummings pointed out.  “But our mission is a lot more varied than that.  This is a great opportunity for interested citizens to see exactly how we go about our business to serve and protect the people of Cape Cod.” 

Besides touring the recently accredited 13 year-old correctional facility, current home to approximately 400 inmates, academy attendees will see how K-9 teams detect drugs; observe Sheriff’s criminal investigators using today’s technology to help solve crimes; inspect the Emergency Communications Center, a mobile van that can take and send messages from the site of major ongoing incidents; and much more. 
Those interested should log onto the Sheriff’s website at:

You will be able to click on and download an application form as well as a liability release and background-check paperwork. All applications should be mailed to BCCF, 6000 Sheriff’s Place, Bourne, MA. 02532.

If you have any questions about the academy, please call Shaun Cahill at (508) 375-6121 or email him at [email protected] 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