Mission Statement of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department

The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department is a leader in the evolving paradigm of corrections and reform. Under the leadership of Sheriff Nick Cocchi, we provide a continuum of care designed to empower offenders to reclaim their liberty through informed and responsible choices and promote successful re-entry into the community as law-abiding socially and civically responsible citizens.

The Department enhances public safety through the corrections process by providing offenders proper classification, security, treatment, and programs to accomplish positive lifestyle changes and minimize and/or eradicate negative social traits and criminogenic behaviors.

The Department is committed to community-based programs via the wellness of mind, body, and spirit of those in our trust and is dedicated to always carry out our responsibilities with professional excellence and the highest standards of integrity.

The safety of the public is at the core of all we do.