This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the state of Tennessee.
Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.
According to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the state had 375 law enforcement agencies employing 150,976 sworn police officers, about 256 for each 100,000 residents.
The East Tennessee State University Department of Public Safety is the law enforcement agency of East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Valley Authority Police is a law enforcement agency in the United States. It is a federally commissioned agency that provides protection for Tennessee Valley Authority properties and employees.
The University of Tennessee Police Department (UTPD) is the body responsible for law enforcement on the campus and various properties of the University of Tennessee. Their tasks include traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, criminal apprehensions, public safety, motorist assistance and security at public events. All of the UTPD's 54 officers are fully sworn and commissioned law enforcement officials with full jurisdictional authority in the State of Tennessee for enforcing all local, state and federal laws, codes and ordinances. With the majority of activities taking place within the city limits of Knoxville, Tennessee, the UTPD has a close working relationship with the Knoxville Police Department.
The Carter County Sheriffs Office, sometimes referred to as "CCSO", is the primary law enforcement organization serving Carter County, Tennessee, in the United States. The Department has a staff of deputies, corrections officers, and support personnel.
The Fentress County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency in Fentress County, Tennessee. The FCSO is responsible for patrolling the 499-square miles of the County and its 17,000+ residents. The FCSO currently employs 20 sworn full-time law enforcement officers, 7 part-time sworn officers and over 20 Correctional Officers. The current Sheriff of Fentress County is Michael Reagan.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The RCSO is responsible for patrolling the 626-square miles of the County and its 250,000+ residents. The RCSO currently employs 178 sworn law enforcement officers and 135 Detention Officers as Deputy Sheriffs. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office was founded in 1804 and Samuel McBride was elected the first Sheriff. In the wake of former Sheriff Robert Arnold's suspension from office, and subsequent federal corruption plea, the Rutherford County Commission appointed Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff on January 12, 2017.
The Alcoa Police Department is the primary provider of law enforcement services for Alcoa, Tennessee.
The Bartlett Police Department is the law enforcement agency of the City of Bartlett, Tennessee.
The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) is the primary law enforcement organization serving Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the United States. The department is headed by a Chief of Police, with one Deputy Chief and three Assistant Chiefs commanding the major bureaus of the department: the Uniformed Services Bureau, the Investigative Services Bureau, and the Administration and Support Services Bureau.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is the state-wide investigative law enforcement agency within the state of Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is a Cabinet-level agency within the Tennessee state government responsible for the oversight of more than 20,000 convicted offenders in Tennessee's fourteen prisons, three of which are privately managed by the Corrections Corporation of America. The department is headed by the Tennessee Commissioner of Correction, who is currently Tony Parker. TDOC facilities' medical and mental health services are provided by Corizon. Juvenile offenders not sentenced as adults are supervised by the independent Tennessee Department of Children's Services, while inmates granted parole or sentenced to probation are overseen by the Department of Correction (TDOC)/Department of Parole. The agency is fully accredited by the American Correctional Association. The department has its headquarters on the sixth floor of the Rachel Jackson Building in Nashville.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue is an agency within the Tennessee state government that is responsible for administering the state’s tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws. More than 900 people work for the Department of Revenue.