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Dickson County Jail


The primary function of the Dickson County Jail is to provide a safe and secure environment for inmates housed at the jail and to protect the public from those incarcerated. This is accomplished by providing 24 hour medical staffing and security checks by Deputies throughout the day. The jail houses on average around 300 inmates at any given time. These inmates are classified into housing units in the jail based on a number of factors such as current charges, past charges and escape history. The jail provides several classes for inmates to attend such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, GED (HiSET), and various other classes. Inmates are provided with the opportunity to be assigned to jobs throughout the jail as well.

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Chief Jailer Dwayne Hayes

Chief Hayes began his career at the Dickson County Sheriff’s office in May of 1990 as a Jailer. Between then and September 2014 he worked his way up the ranks and was Captain over training for the agency. During his time away from the Sheriff’s Office he worked on a federal contract as a trainer for the security staff at federal buildings in Tennessee.  Upon returning to the Sheriff’s Office in March 2021, he took on the duties of Jail Administrator.

Captain Brian Cave                                                                                  

Captain Cave is a Marine Corps and an Indiana Army National Guard veteran. He began his career with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office on November 4, 2010 in corrections, where he worked his way up to Sergeant.  From Corrections he transferred to the bailiff's position, and then onto patrol. While performing the duties in the patrol division, he was able to obtain the ranks of Field Training Officer (FTO), Corporal, and Sergeant. He has previously served as a team member on Charlie Team for the Special Response Team (SRT). On March 27, 2023, he was promoted to the position of Captain back in the Corrections Division

Lieutenant Heather Huppe, Facility Security Officer

After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Crime Scene Investigation in 2012, Lt. Huppe wanted to begin her career in law enforcement. She started that career with the Dickson County Sheriffs Office in February 2015. In 2021 she was promoted to Security Officer over jail investigations and was then promoted to Lieutenant in 2022. 

Administrative Lieutenant Kathy Alberd

Lt. Alberd began her career in Corrections in 2009 as a Corrections Deputy.  Over the years she was promoted to Corporal  and then to Sergeant.  In 2016 she was promoted to her current position as  Administrative Lieutenant, covering all of Circuit Court, TDOC, and numerous reports.

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TN SAVIN is Tennessee’s Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification Service.

TN SAVIN is an innovative service providing crime victims, victim advocates, and other concerned citizens free and confidential notification regarding a particular county inmate’s release, transfer or escape from participating agencies.

TN SAVIN can provide registered users access to timely information about particular offenders 24-hours a day, over the phone, through the Internet, or by e-mail.

TN SAVIN is a project of the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association provided by a grant from the Office of Criminal Justice Programs funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration.

Please do not depend only on this program for your protection. Maintain other contacts with your advocate, attorney or law enforcement officers assigned to your case.
*Please note: We advise you not to register a phone number that rings to a switchboard in order to ensure that you receive your notification.


To add funds to an Inmates’s Commissary click the link:


To add funds to an Inmates phone account click the link:


To add funds to an Inmate Tablet account click the link:


To add funds to an Inmates Vapors account click the button below: Any funds being added for vapors must be submitted by 2pm on Wednesday. Any funds added after that time will go towards the next weeks order.




Inmate Allowed Items

Beginning February 14th, 2021 the items listed below must be new in the manufacturer's packaging to be accepted into the jail. Towels and washcloths will now be provided to the inmate by the jail so they will no longer be accepted.




A 72 hour package can be received for the inmate. This is allowed once a year. These packages will only be accepted during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00-6:00p., excluding holidays.

72-Hour Inmate Package List

Following are the items that are approved for the inmate to receive on their 72-hour package:

Clothing Items:

5 Pair of Socks (White)

5 Pair of Underwear (White)

5 T-Shirts (White, No Tank Tops or Muscle Shirts)

5 Sports Bras or Bras Without Underwire (Women Only)

1 Set of Thermal Underwear (White)


Commissary orders can be placed at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday of every week. It will be passed out on Tuesday every week. If a Holiday falls on Tuesday it may be passed before or after Tuesday this is determined by the Commissary Company.

Cash will be counted in the presence of the inmate at time of intake, placed in kiosk and receipted to the inmate commissary account. NO OTHER TIME WILL MONEY BE HANDLED BY STAFF.


Outgoing mail is collected from the housing unit Monday thru Saturday excluding Holidays and Sundays.

Incoming mail must include the following:

Incoming mail will be searched for contraband. No letters written in anything other than ink or pencil, no letters containing glitter, and no cards. Legal mail will be opened in the presence of the inmate. Correspondence between an inmate within this facility or any other facility constitutes a breach of security and will not be allowed. A legitimate Full name of a real person, real address of Sender shall be on the envelope. If not it will be rejected. It shall only be written in pencil or ink, if not it will be rejected. Any type of added foreign object will be rejected. No more than 5 pictures are allowed, pictures shall not contain nudity, drugs, alcohol, gang affiliation, or a photograph of just the inmate sort and shall be on photo quality paper, not computer prints. Paper shall be white paper only, no colored paper.

Inmate mail should be sent to the following address:

"Inmate's First & Last Name"

146 County Jail Drive

Charlotte, TN 37036

Make sure the inmate’s first and last name is listed on the envelope.


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