Sheriff's Office - Warrants And Records Division

For records information: (615) 898-7877
For emailed incident reports:

Civil Warrants Division

Criminal Warrants Division


 Traffic Crash Reports

Each non-injury and minor injury traffic crashes that occur in Rutherford County outside the city limits will be investigated by sheriff’s deputies. Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers investigate crashes involving injuries and fatalities.

Drivers involved in the crash should receive the Owner/Driver Report. This form does not require insurance information. This document must be completed and sent to the Tennessee Department of Safety Homeland Security within 20 days of the crash.

Failure to file this report with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security may result in the suspension of the driver’s license. If the form was not received at the scene of accident, please click here. Drivers may print the form, complete it and mail it to the address noted on the form. Keep a copy for your records.

 Incident Reports

Incident reports are written about most complaints or when people call the Sheriff’s Office. It is crucial to provide the reporting deputy with complete identification information on any suspects.

About 1,500 to 2,000 reports are received and entered into the system each month. These reports are used for statistics and investigative reasons. It also allows the Sheriff’s Office to know where the crimes are being committed to focus patrol units in the area. The reports are submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI.

Statistical crime in the county may be found by going to and clicking on Crime Statistics.

 Background Checks

The Sheriff’s Office does not provide employment background checks.

For residents who have lived only in Tennessee may contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at

TBI Background Checks

 Gun Permits

The Warrants Division conducts a local check of records including booking, criminal warrants, citations and expartes and orders of protection and provides the dispositions from the courts of all records found in the county.