Madison County Sheriff’s Office

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel: 358
Sworn: 182
Civilian: 176

Total population served: 97,663

Jurisdiction: Madison County, Tennessee

Program Highlights

  • Participates in an inter-agency collaborative, which includes representatives from city, county, and state criminal justice and behavioral health agencies
  • Uses a comprehensive training strategy, including 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and Mental Health First Aid
  • Established processes for law enforcement personnel to identify and connect appropriate people to a 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Unit
  • Formalized data collection processes with information-sharing agreements
  • In the process of building a new jail that will include a mental health unit for people in custody
  • Operates a pretrial diversion program to release individuals to a treatment center rather than moving forward with trial and sentencing for applicable, low-level crimes
  • Currently implementing a pretrial risk assessment that provides local judges with the necessary information for them to set suitable conditions for release
  • Ran a pilot program for mental health transport units in the State of Tennessee, which has been expanded state-wide. This unit consists of an emergency medical responder riding in a specialized van with a non-uniformed sheriff’s deputy in order to safely transport all people who are being brought in for an involuntary mental health assessment or hold.

Website: Madison County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff John Mehr
317 Denmark Jackson Road
Denmark, TN 38391
(731) 423-6000
[email protected]

Kim Parker
Director of Inpatient & Crisis Services
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 693-4801
[email protected]