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SHERIFF'S OATH

A TRUE AND HONEST COMMITMENT

OATHS OF OFFICE

Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs are required to take an oath of office that actually consists of two oaths: the constitutional oath and an oath for the office of sheriff (Tenn. Const. Art. X, Sec. 1).

Sheriffs take the following oath according to T.C.A. § 8-8-104:

I do solemnly swear that I will perform with fidelity the duties of the office to which I have been elected, and which I am about to assume.  I do solemnly swear to support the constitutions of Tennessee and the United States and to faithfully perform the duties of the office of sheriff for County, Tennessee.  I further swear that I have not promised or given, nor will I give any fee, gift, gratuity, or reward for this office or for aid in procuring this office; that I will not take any fee, gift, or bribe, or gratuity for returning any person as a juror or for making any false return of any process and that I will faithfully execute the office of sheriff to the best of my knowledge and ability, agreeably to law.

Deputy sheriffs take an oath similar to the sheriff (according to T.C.A § 8-18-112) as follows:

I do solemnly swear that I will perform with fidelity the duties of the office to which I have been appointed, and which I am about to assume.  I do solemnly swear to support the constitutions of Tennessee and the United States and to faithfully perform the duties of the office of deputy sheriff for County, Tennessee.  I further swear that I have not promised or given, nor will I give any fee, gift, gratuity, or reward for this office or for aid in procuring this office; that I will not take any fee, gift, or bribe, or gratuity for returning any person as a juror or for making any false return of any process and that I will faithfully execute the office of deputy sheriff to the best of my knowledge and ability, agreeably to law.

WELCOME FROM SHERIFF BROWN

I want to personally welcome you to our department's official site.  It is our goal to provide the most efficient and respectful service possible to the people of Lawrence County.

Please take a look around the site.  I hope you are able to find the information you are looking for.  If not, please call our department and we will be glad to assist you!

 

 

CONTACT US

MAIL

240 WEST GAINES ST. LAWRENCEBURG, TN 38464

PHONE

(931) 762-3626 

EMAIL

JBROWN@LAWCOSHERIFF.COM

FAX

(931) 766-1566