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.


Eddie Farris, Sheriff

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

Fax: (931) 528-7043

Phone: (931) 528-8484


Chief of Field Operations  Major Pat Storie
Chief of Investigations  Major Terry Hembree
Chief of Support Services   Major Greg Whittaker
Chief of Corrections/Jail Administrator   Tim Nash
Chief of Administration  Greg Rector