Lobby Hours: 8:00AM to 10PM
Non-Emergency: (615) 898-7777
The Sheriff's Office does not offer fingerprinting services
Message from the Sheriff
Welcome to the Rutherford County (Tennessee) Sheriff’s Office web site.
I am proud of our deputies and their dedication to making Rutherford County a safe and welcoming county for you and your families. I hope the site will allow you to gain information about our operations with 500 employees who serve you anytime, night or day.
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh
Our main responsibilities include:
- Communications deputies receiving 911 and emergency calls and dispatching deputies to those calls.
- Patrol deputies keeping our community safe and monitoring traffic.
- School resource officers protecting children, teachers and staff at school.
- Detectives investigating and solving crimes.
- Narcotics detectives battling drug crimes.
- Judicial Services deputies guarding the courts.
- Detention deputies operating the Adult Detention Center.
- Warrants deputies arresting people accused of committing crimes and serving civil and court-ordered documents.
- Deputies maintaining records such as crash reports and crime reports.
- Property deputies preserving evidence.
- Deputies providing community services such as the Senior Citizens Awareness Network, a volunteer program to care for senior citizens, and the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy for residents who wish to know more about our operations.
- Fleet maintenance deputies keeping the vehicles running.
- Information technology staff providing behind-the-scene operations.
- Administration deputies who handle human resources and business.
We welcome your input. For more information, please contact the public information officer at
615-904-3089 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.