|The sheriff and
deputies are the conservators of the peace in the county and may enforce
the civil and criminal laws. They also serve legal process, take custody
of the jail or workhouse and the prisoners, and may deputize any citizen
of the county to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. The
sheriff is elected to a four-year term and must have the following
years of age prior to the qualifying date.
qualified voter of the county.
high school graduate or equivalent.
convictions, guilty plea or nolo contendere to any felony charge or
any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating
to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled
substances, or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence so long as the
violation involves an offense that consists of moral turpitude.
fingerprinted under the direction of the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation (TBI) and have the TBI make a search of local, state and
federal fingerprint files for any criminal record.
have been released from the armed forces of the United States with a
dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, or as a consequence of
conviction at court martial for either state or federal offenses.
certificate by a qualified professional in the psychiatric or
psychological fields stating that the candidate is free of all
apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition, of the American
Psychiatric Association, or its successor.
a current and valid peace officer certification as issued by the
Tennessee POST commission within twelve months of qualification for
the election of the sheriff, however this qualification is waived for
first time elected sheriffs who must enroll in a recruit training
program within six months after taking office and be POST certified in
order to qualify for re-election.
a member of the General Assembly.
108 College Street
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.