Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The RCSO is responsible for patrolling the 626-square miles of the County and its 250,000+ residents. The RCSO currently employs 178 sworn law enforcement officers and 135 Detention Officers as Deputy Sheriffs. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office was founded in 1804 and Samuel McBride was elected the first Sheriff. The current Sheriff of Rutherford County is Robert Arnold. Arnold originally joined the department in 1999 and was elected Sheriff in August 2010.