Sheriff’s Department Accredited

Sheriff’s Department Accredited

By Brittany Lynch


A new first has been set in the history books of Putnam County this week. For the first time, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has been given accreditation by the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation.

This is a great honor bestowed upon Putnam County since there are only two other sheriff’s offices in the state of Tennessee that have been given this honor.

“Accreditation is a great achievement for our office. It is an honor to be counted among the agencies who have achieved accreditation status,” said Sheriff Eddie Farris. “The deputies of the sheriff’s office deserve all the credit. We work very hard to provide Putnam County with the level of service that our citizens deserve, and their Sheriff’s office is held to the same standards and complies with the same policies as larger agencies with more resources. The policies are not only in place, but we are following them.”

To be sure the Sheriff’s office of Putnam County is soaring high on their way to accomplish their goals. This honor is just one step on the path to achieving that goal.

“Our county is a wonderful place to live, and as it grows, we want to maintain and in some ways even improve the way that we care for and serve the people who live here. That’s why we are looking ahead to the future. We want to be prepared to serve a larger population in the most effective and just manner possible,” says Sheriff Farris.

Stay tuned to the Upper Cumberland Reporter for more information and updates.  


Photo from L-R: Chief Kevin Arnold, President of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police; Sergeant Fred Parker, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office; Lieutenant Rick Baker, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Eddie Farris, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office