The Grainger County Sheriff’s Department is committed to protecting the lives and property of all citizens and visitors to Grainger County.
Sheriff James Harville is currently serving his second consecutive term. He is a lifelong resident of Grainger County. He is a graduate of Washburn High School and Walters State Community College (AS Degree in Criminal Justice.) Sheriff Harville has 28 years of law enforcement experience including services with
Grainger County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
The current Sheriff’s Department was re-located to its current location when the Grainger County Justice Center was completed in 2005. The current jail has a capacity of 104 beds.
The Sheriff’s Department provides services to approximately 23,144 residents of Grainger County along with patrolling over 650 miles of roadways. The Grainger County Sheriff’s Department basic divisions are: Administrative, Patrol, Detective, Narcotic, School Resource Officers, Civil Process, Courtroom Security and Corrections with a total of 53 full time positions.