Role Description: The sheriff has the important duty to prevent crimes, investigate criminal conduct that has occurred, and arrest criminals. Sheriffs and their deputies must be thoroughly acquainted with the Tennessee criminal code. The sheriff should develop a good working relationship with the staff of the district attorney general's office. Sheriffs also serve as jailers and many serve as superintendent of the county workhouse, which in some counties, the jail is also the workhouse.

  • Incumbent: Dusty Rhoades
  • Qualifications: Thorough understanding of the Tennessee criminal code and relevant laws.
  • Time Commitment (full- or part-time): Full-Time

Election Information

  • Primary Election: May 3, 2022. Voters can select the Democratic or Republican primary ballot. Two candidates from each political party advance to General Election
  • General Election: August 4, 2022. Voters choose 2 Commissioners for their county district
  • Candidates: 

Dusty Rhoades (Republican)