Tim Whelan Barnstable County Sheriff
I am very proud to announce my candidacy for Barnstable County Sheriff.

I did not come to my decision lightly. Serving as State Representative for the 1st Barnstable District for the better part of a decade has been one of the biggest honors of my life. I am so gratified by what we’ve accomplished over the years.

When I heard that Sheriff Cummings was considering retiring after an exceptional career, I began seriously considering the position. I have the utmost respect for Sheriff Cummings; we are close friends. I sincerely thank him for his leadership and lifetime of dedication to the people of Barnstable County

As many know, my career began in a county sheriff’s office. Later I served for 21 years as a decorated State Police Sergeant and shift commander in both the Bourne and South Yarmouth State Police Barracks, receiving the Division Commander’s Award twice for outstanding performance of duties.

I have the passion and experience to lead, and want to bring these skills now to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office to:
  • Build on and expand critical opioid treatment programs created by Sheriff Cummings
  • Continue to be an ally to law enforcement that local police departments can depend upon
  • Expand BCSO’s Community Service work crews that provide inmate labor to perform much needed maintenance for our local municipality and nonprofit buildings
  • Provide educational and job training opportunities to inmates to better equip them for return to our communities and reduce recidivism
  • And so much more that I cannot wait to talk about during our campaign!

These priorities are not new for me. They have guided me as a husband, father, law enforcement official and as a State Representative. I am proud of my record.
  • In 2019, I was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Massachusetts Police Association.
  • In 2018, I was named “Legislator of the Year” by both the Massachusetts Correctional Officers Federated Union and the Massachusetts State Police Commissioned Officers Association.
  • In 2017, I was named “Legislator of the Year” by the New England Police Benevolent Association.

I am ready now to serve you as Barnstable County Sheriff.

Would you consider a donation of $1,000, $500, $100, $50, or $25 to ensure our campaign the resources we need to ensure victory? If you would rather mail a check, please send it to The Committee to Elect Tim Whelan, PO Box 183, West Hyannisport, MA 02672.

I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement to take on this challenge. It means the world to me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.


The maximum contribution per individual is $1,000 ($2,000 per couple) per calendar year. Contributions to the Committee are NOT deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Contributions from foreign nationals are prohibited. Contributions from Corporations are prohibited and as of January 1, 2010 partnership and LLC donations are prohibited. Donors who contribute $200 or more in a calendar year will be requested to provide their employer and occupation information. The Committee to Tim Whelan is registered with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Donations may also be made offline by mailing a personal check to:
Committee to Elect Tim Whelan
P.O. Box 183
West Hyannis Port, MA 02672

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