Chief Deputy Keith Lowery

Keith D. Lowery serves as Deputy Chief of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Lowery, an Army veteran, started his law enforcement career in 1987 as a corrections deputy and a patrol deputy at the Sheriff's Office.  He joined Smyrna Police Department as a patrol officer in 1990, later promoted to detective, the working his way up to Captain of the Special Services Division.

He has previously served as a Major and Director of the Information Services Division at the Sheriff's Office, as Assistant Chief of Police at La Vergne Police Department, then returned to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office as Deputy Chief.

"I endeavor to help the Sheriff's Office continue to progress," Lowery said.  "I want to move people in a common direction, to assist in completing projects and to undertake any unforeseen challenges.  It is my vision to maintain and expand the rapport with the other public safety agencies and to continue to grow in my career as a serving within public safety."

His responsibilities include direct command of the Communications Division and the Information Technology Division.  He supervises the Deputy Chiefs who command the Criminal Investigations, Patrol, Special Enforcement Bureau, Detention, School Resource Officers, Administration, Evidence, Maintenance, Fleet, Warrants and Records, Community Services, and the Judicial/Court Security Divisions.

Chief Lowery is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and Oakland High School.  He studied communications and robotics at the National Radio Institute.  He completed FBI LEEDA Trilogy training, and numerous technical operations, command, or management courses during his 34-year law enforcement career.  Chief Lowery has also received honors as Smyrna Police Department's Officer of the Year, and APCO IT Technician of the Year.