The Barnstable Superior Court hears civil and criminal trials. Located in the heart of Barnstable Village, the…More court's historic beauty is juxtaposition to its serious legal power: original jurisdiction in civil actions over $25,000 and first degree murder cases and for all other crimes.
Behind the court is the closed Barnstable County Jail as well as a small village of government offices including the Sheriff's office.
The Barnstable Police Department is responsible for 72.6 square miles of land and water with a year-round population…More of about 50,000 residents. They serve the community with a patrol force, detectives, and special units including K-9, bike, an award winning SWAT team, marine, honor guard, segway, traffic and motorcycle.
In addition to serving and protecting the public through crime prevention and suppression programs, it also provides public education and community policing programs in the schools.