Sheriff's Office Administration

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency and the pre-trial custodial keeper of those who are arrested for crimes. It is the mission of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Shelby County Tennessee, to preserve the peace, to maintain a safe and secure jail and to prevent crime and disorder while constantly guarding personal liberties as prescribed by law. This must be done with honor and integrity, while conducting ourselves by the highest fiscal and ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Managing Your Tax Dollars

The Sheriff’s Office monitors expenses in all areas of the department, Law Enforcement, Jail, and Administration. Monthly “key indicator” meetings are held to keep watch on operational and financial efficiency.

The Key Budget Indicators Discussed Monthly By Bureau Directors:

  • Personnel Costs
  • Operating Budgets
  • Attrition
  • Employee Counseling Sessions
  • Employee Suspensions
  • Employee Terminations
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • On-the-job Injuries
  • Sick Days
  • Employee Job Changes
  • Overtime
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Department Audits
  • Grants Applied For and Awarded
  • Accreditation Policy Standards Development
  • Vehicle Maintenance Costs
  • Information Systems Projects Underway (computerized data collection)