The Planning and Research Department provides the Sheriff’s Office with the following services:

  • Capital Improvement Project Management
  • Facilities – Space Allocation / Maintenance and Repairs
  • Grant Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Vehicle Procurement and Maintenance

The Department is divided into two sections for budget purposes only, the Planning and Research Administrative Section and the Vehicle Maintenance Section.  The Administrative Section is comprised of three units (Strategic Planning, Grants, and CIP/Facilities Management).  The Planning and Research Department is responsible for a personnel and operating budget in excess of $4.3 million dollars.  It is the goal of the department to support and enhance the missions of the other Sheriff’s Office bureaus.

Capital Improvement Projects/Facilities Management

The Sheriff’s Office has a role in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) of Shelby County Government.  The CIP process is a five-year plan reviewed by CIP budget committee of the Shelby County Commission.  A capital improvement project involves the design, construction or purchase of items that cost more than $100,000 and have an expected use of more than 10 years.

Facilities management and upkeep issues are also handled by the Planning & Research department. Things such as carpeting, painting, electrical and plumbing, HVAC needs, renovations or expansions are just some of the projects coordinated through this office.

The CIP Manager is located in Suite 9-26 at 201 Poplar Avenue.
Office hours are from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

CIP Manager:
James Castellaw
(901) 222-5539/5565

Grants Office

The Grants Office consists of a Grants Manager and Research Specialist.  The Grant Office secures funding that will be used to support the SCSO mission and programs.  Grant funds allow the SCSO to enhance operations by performing additional correctional, law enforcement and support activities that would not otherwise be possible through conventional funding resources.

The Grants Office is located in Suite 9-26 at 201 Poplar Avenue. 
Office hours are from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

Grants Manager:
Katy Mack
(901) 222-5704

Fleet Operations

The Sheriff’s Office supports its own fleet operations at the substation facility, 11670 Memphis-Arlington Road in Arlington, TN. The Fleet Operations Section is staffed by a Fleet Manager, a Fleet Supervisor, five Automotive Technicians, one part-time Technician Assistant, two part-time Inmate Detail Coordinators, an Administrative Technician, and an Inventory Clerk. This operation is responsible for the acquisition, accountability, maintenance, repair, and proper disposal of a rotating fleet of more than 850 vehicles and miscellaneous pieces of fleet equipment. 

The staff performs routine service and maintenance for an average of 380 vehicles and other equipment on a monthly basis, maintains a fueling station and provides assistance for special projects throughout the Sheriff’s Office.

Operating hours are from 7:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. 
Administrative Office: (901) 222-5876/5877
Fax: (901) 222-5746

Fleet Operations Manager:
Tim Albin
(901) 222-5877

Planning Administration

Phone: (901) 222-5542/5563
(901) 222-5928

Mailing Address:
201 Poplar Ave. Suite 9-26
Memphis, TN 38103