A native of Vanleer TN, Tim Eads is a 36-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 Session 219. 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.
Sheriff Tim Eads
Teddy Murphy began his law enforcement career in August of 1995 when he was initially hired at the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy. During his 10 years with the sheriff’s office, he served in patrol as a supervisor, school resource officer, DARE instructor, hostage negotiator, and on the Special Operations Response Team. In 2006, Chief Murphy joined the Belle Meade Police Department, where he rose through the ranks to shift supervisor. He was eventually promoted to Senior Dayshift Sergeant and served on the Chief’s Command Staff (Tim Eads). After 11 years of service with the City of Belle Meade, he was hired by the State of Tennessee as a Grant Program Manager with the Office of Criminal Justice Programs. He transitioned from there to a position with the State of Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy as the Statewide Lethality Assessment Program Coordinator. He most recently served as a Peace Officer Standards and Training Investigator.
Chief Murphy has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Police Science and Administration from Nashville State Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice / Homeland Security from Austin Peay State University, and a Master’s degree in Public Safety from Tennessee Technological University.
Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff
I.T. Director Kyle Cole