Sheriff's Department

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is a modern and professional department that strives to provide excellent service to residents.

A letter from the Jefferson County Sheriff

Welcome to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department website. Jefferson County is nestled between Douglas and Cherokee lakes and the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. Our county is a great place to live, work, and enjoy all sorts of recreational activities.

The men and women employed with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are committed to serve and protect through cooperative efforts between the citizens of our county and our department.

The Sheriff's door is always open to the people of Jefferson County particularly if you have any concerns, questions, comments or ideas. Again thank you for visiting our site and please feel free to contact us if we can be of service.


Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is one of the most professional and modern for its size. There are at least six officers on duty at all times, including one supervisor and five deputies. The patrol force numbers nearly 40 deputies and four police investigators.

In seasonal weather, the department operates boat patrols on Douglas and Cherokee lakes. There are also outreach programs at the local schools.

Sheriff Jeff Coffey and his officers welcome your feedback, comments and questions. We can be reached at 865-471-6000.


Click here to visit the Sheriff's home page for more information about the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and the Jefferson County Justice Center.



From exit #417 on I-40, travel about .4 of a mile South on Hwy. 92 toward Dandridge. Look for Justice Center signs.  Turn left on Killion Road. Turn right off Killion Road onto Justice Center Drive. Turn into the second, third or fourth entrance for public parking.  A map to the justice center may be downloaded by clicking here.



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