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 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 was an adjunct faculty member of Westfield State University in the Criminal Justice Program from 2006 until 2017.
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 Nina, fishing, and doing home repairs.