Sheriff's Department Putnam County TN

Sheriff's Department

The Sheriff's Department Consist of:

  • 49 Commissioned Officers
  • 55 Civilian Employees
  • Total Staff @ Sheriff's Department = 104
  • Total Staff @ Juvenile Detention = 15
  • Seniors Hotline
  • Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Sheriff's Reserve
  • DARE
  • SRO Program
  • STAR Team

The Sheriff's Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are meetings with various groups regarding meth training and gun classes for ladies.

The Department is currently working on:

  • Working to establish a Community Advisory Board
  • Crime Scene Team
  • Property ID Program
  • Child ID Program

This Department takes an active approach to eradicating drugs from our community. We also have set in place a plan to enhance our training and will always strive to be the best department in the state and one that our citizens can and will be proud of.


David K Andrews, Sheriff

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department
421 East Spring Street
Cookeville, TN 3850

Fax: (931) 528-7043

Phone: (931) 528-8484


Jacky Farley
Chief Deputy
Jimmy Patterson
Jail Administrator
Kathy Nelson
Operations Manager
Neil Blythe –
Juvenile Detention Director