Patrick J. Cahillane is a resident of the Leeds section of
Northampton in Hampshire County. He has worked at the
Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction for over 30
years starting as a Corrections Officer under the late Sheriff
John Boyle. Throughout his tenure under Sheriff Robert J.
Garvey, he has held the positions of Shift Supervisor,
Captain, Major in Charge of Security, and Deputy
Superintendent. Patrick is presently the sworn
Special Sheriff of Hampshire County.
While working at the jail Patrick has established relationships
with local law enforcement agencies assisting their efforts in
keeping their communities safe. He has also worked with the
American Correctional Association auditing other facilities
nationwide. He works to educate the employees on the best
practices in jail management based on training and education.
He holds the Certification from the American Jail Association
as a Certified Jail Manager, the only person in Western
Massachusetts with such rights and privileges.
Patrick is a graduate of Westfield State University and holds
a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from
Western New England University. He has been an adjunct
faculty member of Westfield State University in the
Criminal Justice Program since 2006.
Patrick and his wife Barbara have lived in the Leeds section
of Northampton since the 1980s. It was here they raised their
three daughters, Heather, Erin and Shannon. In his free time
Patrick enjoys spending time with his two rescue dogs,
Charlie, and Nina, fishing, and doing home repairs as well as
preparing interesting lectures for his Criminal Justice classes.