The Sevier County Sheriff is applying for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant(JAG) Program FY13,Local Solicitation Grant in the amount of $10,297.00. If approved the grant will be used to purchase equipment for the patrol officers.
SEVIER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
106 WEST BRUCE STREET
MAIN JAIL 865.453.0212
MAIN JAIL MEDICAL 865.774.3619
MINIMUM FACILITY 865.908.9905
SHERIFF RONALD L. SEALS took office on March 5, 2007
after being appointed as Sheriff by the Sevier County Commission upon the death of Sheriff Bruce R. Montgomery.
Sheriff Seals has served as an officer with the Sheriff’s Office
for 35 years and was officially elected sheriff in 2008 by the
citizens of Sevier County.
Sevier County Sheriff’s Office opened its administrative offices
after the renovation of the former Temple Building in 2002.
The facility houses the following department functions:
• ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
• DETECTIVE DIVISION
• PATROL DIVISION
• RECORDS AND WARRANTS
• DISPATCH SERVICES
• TRAINING AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Sevier County Sheriff’s operational structure consists of the
following functions and officers:
*Litter Control Officers: 1 Supervisor
2 litter officers
TOTAL SHERIFF’S OFFICER EMPLOYEES: 107 FULL TIME
2 PART TIME
Sevier County Sheriff’s Office sworn officers are Tennessee
P.O.S.T. certified and are required to attend a P.O.S.T.
recognized basic police recruit school as well as attending
40 hours in-service training annually
The Sheriff’s Office has a crime scene unit that is manned
by investigators trained by the National Forensic Academy
at the University of Tennessee.
The Sheriff’s Office has a Meth Lab response unit that
is manned by meth lab trained investigative and enforcement personnel.
The Sheriffs Office maintains the response units for
the inter agency hazardous response unit that is manned
by certified bomb technicians from the Sheriff’s Office,
Sevierville P.D, . Pigeon Forge P.D. , and the Gatlinburg
The Sheriff’s Office has a chaplain’s corps that responds
to the needs of sheriff’s office employees and the citizens
of Sevier County in times of need.
The Sheriff’s Office animal control officers have attended
Training through the National Animal Control Association
And have obtained certification as animal control officers.
Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is also a member of the
• Fourth Judicial Drug and Violence Task Force
• Sevier County E-911 Emergency Communications district
• Tennessee Meth Task Force
• Tennessee Sheriff’s Association
• National Sheriff’s Association
SEVIER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
The Sheriff’s Office operates two correctional facilities;
Sevier County Jail
137 Commerce Street
Sevierville, Tn. 37862
Sevier County Jail was opened June, 1991 with a capacity
of 156. The Jail was renovated in2002 which raised the
capacity to 214.
Sevier County Minimum Security Facility
896 Old Knoxville Hwy
Sevierville, Tn. 37862
Sevier County Minimum Security Facility was opened
April 2008 with a capacity of 168. In May 2010 an
additional inmate pod that will house 60 additional
male inmates will open bringing the facilities capacity
at 228 inmates.
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Services
consists of the following personnel:
1 Deputy Chief who serves as administrator of both facilities
2 Facility Captains ( one for each facility)
1 Training Lieutenant
1 Sentence Management Officer
8 Corrections Sergeants
56 Corrections Officers
3 Prisoner Transport Officers
6 Food Service Staff
The Medical provider for both correctional facilities
has been contracted to First Med of Gatlinburg which
provides medical services to both facilities on a 24/7 basis
and will include in house dental services, mental health
services and on site x ray imaging.
All Sevier County Sheriff’s Office correctional staff are
Certified through the Tennessee Corrections Institute
and must attend 40 hours of in-service training annually.
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office will implement in 2010,
The sheriff’s office “SPECIAL OPERATIONS RESPONSE
TEAM” (SORT) that will be used during high risk arrests
and situations that may arise needing special attention.
The team will consist of 2 – 9 man teams with specialized
The Sheriff’s Office with the Sevier County Emergency
Management Agency opened the Sevier County Special
Operations Center (SOC) at the old ambulance service
building after renovations that allows a classroom for
training and storage for weather sensitive equipment.
GRANTS APPLIED FOR:
DOJ Grant – Byrne Local Solicitation Grant which will be used to continue arming patrol officers with non-lethal TASER technology.
Grant will purchase 10 TASER weapons if renewed. Applied for 6/7/11
We invite public comment in regard to these grants. We haveapplied for these funds however, that does not mean we willreceive all or any part of the grants. Approval of all or anypart rests with the Cops Office of Community Policing and Bureau of Justice Assistance.