Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office

The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in Berkshire County. Located in Pittsfield, Mass., the Sheriff’s Office oversees the county Jail and House of Correction and Regional 911 Dispatch Center. We currently hold dual accreditation with the American Correctional Association (ACA) as well as the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

The 30 towns and 2 cities in Berkshire County are encompassed within 946 square miles of rural, mountainous terrain. The Sheriff offers an array of support services to all law enforcement agencies in the county to include: K-9 Unit, Mounted Unit, Underwater Search and Rescue Unit, Mobile Command Center, Traffic Control Trailer, electronic sign-boards and portable light towers.

Partnerships involving Sheriff’s Deputies include: Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), US Marshalls Task Force, FBI Western MA Gang Task Force, Anti-Crime Unit, and the Berkshire County Special Response Team (SRT).

The Sheriff’s Office is headed by Sheriff Thomas Bowler, who was elected Sheriff in 2010 after serving over 24 years with the Pittsfield Police Department as a detective. The Sheriff oversees a staff of over 200 employees, and manages an annual operating budget of $17.5 million.


Physical Fitness Testing @ Belanger Field
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


CORRECTION OFFICER APPLICANTS… Physical fitness testing is being conducted at Belanger Field, Newell Street, Pittsfield May 29, 2019 (Rain date: May 30, 2019)

Call 413-443-7220 ext. 1102, to reserve your time slot.



TOYS FOR TOTS Summer BBQ @ Camp Russell
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
TOYS FOR TOTS Summer BBQ @ Camp Russell

The Marine Corps League along with the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to host the Summer BBQ to benefit The 2019 TOYS FOR TOTS campaign, Saturday August 24th 2019 6pm – 10pm Tickets $10.00, Camp Russell 341 Boys Club Rd Pittsfield (Richmond Shores) ****21 years or older****

6th Annual TOYS FOR TOTS Motorcycle Ride @ Ronnie's Harley-Davidson
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am

The 6th annual TOYS FOR TOTS Ride Saturday September 28th, 2019.
Riders meet 11:00 AM at Ronnie’s Harley-Davidson 501 Wahconah St Pittsfield MA, riders leave at 11:30 AM.

The ride ends with lunch being served at The Dalton American Legion 258 North St Dalton MA. For more information please contact Christopher Keegan, 413-443-7220 ext. 1150 or email:

2019 Humvee Push Challenge @ Super Wal-Mart North Adams
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
2019 Humvee Push Challenge @ Super Wal-Mart North Adams

2019 Humvee Push Challenge, Sponsored by The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts. October 5, 2019 North Adams Super Wal-Mart parking lot 1415 Curran Memorial Highway.  $100.00 per team, registration starts @ 10:30 am, event is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Click on the links below for registration and waiver forms.

Registration form (PDF fillable form)

Waiver form (PDF fillable form)