Polk County Government


Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Steve Ross
Sheriff Steve Ross

Sheriff Department

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1189
Benton,TN 37307



The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is stationed within the Judicial Complex in Benton, TN. The department consists of three criminal detectives, two drug detectives and 12 deputies under the direction of Sheriff Steve Ross.

Sheriff Ross is responsible for the crime prevention and safety directives throughout the county; he also is dedicated to implementing drug awareness and prevention programs in the community and directs the keeping and court appearances of the inmate population.

The Sheriff and his staff are proud to serve Polk County and are willing to provide assistance to anyone in need.

If you are a victim of a crime or know of an ongoing problem in the county, Please contact the Sheriff or a member of his department at: 423-338-8215

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to consistently meet the public safety needs of all the people we serve with integrity, respect and fairness. We shall strive to meet or exceed the expectations of those we serve while enforcing the laws of the State of Tennessee


For more information visit:

Polk County Inmate Information Center

Polk County Detention Center