Shelby County Sheriff's Office (Tennessee)

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Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation SCSO
Agency overview
Employees 2,042
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County of in the state of Tennessee, USA
Legal jurisdiction Shelby County, Tennessee
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 201 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN
Deputys 1,785
Civilians 257
Agency executive Bill Oldham, Sheriff
Website
http://www.shelby-sheriff.org/index.html
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is the law enforcement agency of Shelby County, Tennessee, Tennessee.

Organization[edit]

About the Department[edit]

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is commanded by the Sheriff of Shelby County, who is elected once every four years. The Sheriff is assisted in the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office by the Chief Deputy, with Assistant Chief Deputies assigned to the Law Enforcement and Jail Divisions.

Department Divisions[edit]

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is currently divided into two primary divisions, Law Enforcement and Jail Divisions.

Law Enforcement Division[edit]

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Division is commanded by the Chief Deputy, who is assisted by three Assistant Chief Deputies. Bureaus within the Law Enforcement Division include Courts, Uniform Patrol, Investigative Services, and SWAT.

Jail Division[edit]

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office Jail Division is commanded by the Chief Jailer, who is assisted by two Assistant Chief Jailers. Bureaus within the Jail Division include Jail Security and Jail Programs.

Rank structure[edit]

Title Insignia
Sheriff
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Chief Deputy/Jailer
4 Gold Stars.svg
Assistant Chief Deputy/Jailer
3 Gold Stars.svg
Chief Inspector
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Captain
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Lieutenant
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Sergeant
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Detective
Deputy

See also[edit]


  • [1] Homepage
  • [2] 2009 Annual Report