13 correctional officers graduate Sheriff’s Academy

– Nine men and four women have joined the uniformed ranks at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office as part of a common yet critical mission: To protect the public from criminal offenders by operating a safe, secure and rehabilitative correctional facility with Integrity, Professionalism, Compassion and Teamwork.

The 11-week Sheriff’s Academy included physical training as well as actual problem solving and inmate contact, instruction that gives graduates a concrete start as they report for duty. Recruits learned, among other things, how to write reports, detect suicidal behavior, supervise and interact with inmates, defend themselves if need be, administer CPR, and be alert to inmate cons. They were also instructed in fire safety, gang identification, ethics, constitutional law, self-defense, handcuffing and other restraint techniques.

“For you,” the Sheriff stated, “overseeing the Cape’s most dangerous criminals together under one roof is no longer an academic exercise – it is now a daily working condition. They reside, per court order, at 6000 Sheriff’s Place (the jail’s address). And it’s your job to supervise them.”

The Sheriff acknowledged that the opioid crisis, and the upsurge in inmates who would be better served in a secure mental-health setting, have made the job of being a correctional officer even tougher in recent years.

The Recruit Class Officers are President Kyle Grady, Vice President Magdalena Kowalska, Treasurer Kevin Malone and Secretary Benjamin Goodwin.

The graduation ceremony was at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility (BCCF) on Saturday, May 18, 2018 with family, friends and Sheriff’s Office staff in attendance. The facility was built and opened in 2004 and is accredited by the American Correctional Association with a 100% audit rating.

Barnstable County Recruit Correctional Academy

Class Graduation: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bourne, Massachusetts


James Kennally


Peter Keller


Taylor Paini

East Falmouth

Kaitlyn Travis


Kyle Grady

Nicholas Fitzpatrick


Magdalena Kowalska

Monument Beach

Krzysztof Kapuscinski

Monica Kapuscinski


Benjamin Goodwin


Jillian Jodoin

Kevin Malone


Christopher Cheverie

Media release and photo furnished by Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office

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