Our Mission

The Hampshire Sheriff's Office (HSO) is responsible for upholding the Constitution of the United States and to protecting the civil rights of everyone in our jurisdiction, from the individuals the courts place in our care, the staff who work for the Commonwealth, contractors and volunteers as well as the residents of the 20 cities and towns, that make up Hampshire County.

We fulfill our mission by creating a caring and safe environment across all divisions of the HSO’s organization, including the Jail and House of Correction, our Regional Police Lock-Up, the Bridge to the Future House work release program, our Civil Process Division and the Community Justice Support Center, as well as TRIAD and other community-based services that we provide throughout the county.

We believe that public safety is best served when the men in our care are treated with kindness and decency, offered education, and physical and mental health services that promote successful community reintegration.  Every day we strive to return our clients to their families and communities in better overall health than when they arrived.  We do this by encouraging personal growth, by addressing the needs of each person in a healing and holistic way, and by embracing the letter and spirit of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2018, all without compromising the safety of the residents of Hampshire County.



Civil Process Division

In the Hampshire District, the sheriff and staff of the Civil Process Division are committed to excellence and to working diligently to maintain the highest level of professionalism in delivering documents issued by the courts.


The mission of the Hampshire Sheriff’s Office Treatment Department is to promote public safety by providing opportunities for successful reintegration to each individual sentenced to this facility.

Community Justice Support Center

The Community Justice Support Center offers treatment, education, and job development services for probationers, parolees, and other justice-involved individuals. The center also assists with finding housing, health services, childcare, and more.


Triad is senior-led and has much to offer to older people who fear crime or the possibility of being the victim of a crime.

Rocky Hill Re-Entry Program

The Rocky Hill Re-Entry Program provides interim housing for individuals who are being paroled from various facilities in the Commonwealth.

Employment Opportunities

Looking for a rewarding career?

The Hampshire Sheriff’s Office takes great pride in embracing the dignity of the men in our care, and in our commitment to returning our men to their families and their communities in better condition than when they arrived. Your work will matter, not just to the clients we serve, but also to the people of Hampshire County who rely on us to protect public health and safety.

About the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office

“I have never strayed from my belief that public safety is best served when the men the courts place in our care are treated with kindness and respect and offered programming that promotes healing and successful community reintegration.

Showing kindness and respect is not a sign of weakness, but a demonstration of strength and human decency. There is only one guiding principle for corrections in Hampshire County: help men leave our care in better overall health than when they arrived.”

Areas We Serve

We serve all cities and towns within Hampshire County, including: Amherst, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Goshen, Granby, Hadley, Hatfield, Huntington, Middlefield, Northampton, Pelham, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Ware, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.

About Sheriff Patrick Cahillane

Patrick J. Cahillane was first elected Sheriff of Hampshire County in November 2016, and was returned to office in 2022.

With more than 40 years of public health and safety experience, Sheriff Cahillane has continued to evolve county correctional practices in accordance with state law and the desires of Hampshire County residents, all while navigating the shifting contours of the coronavirus pandemic.


Visiting Hours

General Housing & Modular Unit (Sentenced)

Monday: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday (inmates with last initial A-L): 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday (inmates with last initial M-Z): 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Trial (Unsentenced)

Monday: 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Minimum Security

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

There will be no visits when a holiday falls on either Wednesday or Thursday.