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Dickson County Sheriff's Office Mission


Since 1803, the Dickson County Sheriff's Office, led by an elected Sheriff with approximately 150 Deputies, Corrections Officers and civilians, have continuously served the over 53,000 citizens of Dickson County by ensuring the 491 square miles of Dickson County remains a safe, and desirable place to live, work or visit.

The Dickson County Sheriff's Office consists of dedicated and committed professionals who partner with the community and other agencies as needed to solve problems, protect property and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent and consistent with our core values of:


We are committed to the enforcement of laws and the preservation of order and property. We are honest, truthful and consistent in our words and actions, and therefore worthy of the public's trust. We exercise discretion in a manner that is beyond reproach.


We treat everyone with courtesy and respect. We understand that our appearance, words and demeanor contribute to the public's confidence in us. We are responsive to the community and deliver services promptly and efficiently.


Fairness and Impartiality

We act with fairness, restraint and impartiality in carrying out our duties. We understand that our actions, combined with the way we treat members of the community, contributes to the legitimacy in the eyes of the public.



We work together as one organization in carrying out the mission of the department in order to solve problems and serve the community.


Sheriff Tim Eads

A native of Vanleer TN, Tim Eads is a 33-year veteran of Law Enforcement who started his career with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office in 1987. Before being elected in November 2020 as Dickson County Sheriff, he served 14 years as Chief of the Belle Meade Police Department.

During his time with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, he had the opportunity to serve in many different capacities including Deputy, Shift Sergeant, Senior Investigator, Patrol Captain, Jail Captain and Chief Deputy.  

Tim is a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.  He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class of 2019. During his years of service, he has received numerous hours of training in the field of leadership, police operations, tactics and public safety in general. 


140 County Jail Drive, Charlotte, TN 37036

 Tel: 615-789-4130