The Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association (TSA) is a registered non-profit educational organization founded in 1971.  TSA business is carried out by a director under the supervision of an executive committee composed of sheriffs from across the state.

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The TSA’s purpose is to promote better and more effective law enforcement; maintain a high level of ethical conduct on the part of all sheriffs, their deputies, and their jail administrators; provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience among all sheriffs; establish the highest degree of cooperation among the law-enforcing agencies in the State of Tennessee; bring the sheriffs of the various counties into close association and to promote cooperation in the conduct of the laws of Tennessee pertaining to the apprehension and prosecution of persons violating the laws of Tennessee; improve and encourage greater efficiency in the administration of sheriffs’ offices and to protect the welfare and interest of the members of the association.

The TSA is not organized for financial gain or profit but for the benefit of all law abiding citizens of Tennessee. Money derived from honorary membership dues and donations is used to fulfill the above obligations; provide in-service training on a bi-monthly basis for sheriffs, chief deputies, and jail administrators; provide a legislative liaison service for improving laws that protect the citizenry; disseminate educational information and material beneficial to sheriffs; operate a central office and assist in further upgrading and professionalizing county law enforcement.


As mentioned above, the association’s operating budget is based on membership dues and donations. The more we have, the more good we can do. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please phone or e-mail us.


Our Promise to Our Members…
TSA does NOT telemarket.  If someone calls you claiming to represent us please hang up!  We NEVER solicit money over the phone.


yes on 2
The Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association is pleased to endorse the Judicial Selection Amendment to the Tennessee Constitution, commonly known as “Amendment 2.”  Amendment 2 will be on the statewide ballot this November 4.  Passing Amendment 2 will strengthen our state constitution and add more checks and balances to how we select our appellate court judges.

  • Yes on 2 protects the right of Tennesseans to vote to keep or fire the judges at the end of their respective terms.
  • Yes on 2 adds a new layer of accountability by having our elected representatives in the Legislature confirm or reject the Governor’s appointees.
  • Yes on 2 helps keep the influence of special interest money away from our judges and out of our state.

Judges are like referees. They need to be unbiased and apply the law fairly, not make rulings based on campaign contributions. We need the best judges, not the best politicians.  We want fair and impartial judges held accountable to the people of Tennessee.

Amendment 2 has been endorsed by many other respected organizations and has strong bi-partisan support. Vote Yes on 2 is co-chaired by Governor Bill Haslam, former Governor Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and has been endorsed by many other leaders from every corner of our state.

Please visit VoteYES2.org for more information or to join the campaign.  Stay updated by liking Amendment 2 on Facebook and following the campaign on Twitter.

Skipping the amendment on the ballot effectively counts as a “no” vote under our laws, so we need everyone to vote YES!  Help us spread the word by talking to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers—urge them to Vote YES on 2!  Election Day is November 4, 2014, and early voting begins October 15, 2014.

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145 South College Street, Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: 615-547-0277 - Fax: 615-547-0278

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