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The mission of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department is to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, apprehend criminals, recover lost or stolen property, deliver consistent and humane treatment to those under our care and custody and to enforce in a fair and impartial manner all Federal, State and County Laws.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and its staff will serve the public by direction, counsel, and in other ways that do not interfere with the discharge of our Law Enforcement responsibilities. The Sheriff’s Department will respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform their service with honesty, zeal, courage, fidelity and sound judgment.
The Department recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without the support of the citizens that it serves. Essential to the success of our mission is meeting the needs of our community through service to our community, interaction with our citizens, being community based problem solvers, adhering to high ethical standards of conduct and administering not only the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law.
100 Public Square
Smithville, TN 37166
Emergency - 9-1-1
Non-Emergency - 615-597-4935
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