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The DeKalb County Jail is located in Tennessee and houses adult inmates who have been charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. All inmates in custody are currently awaiting trial or serving out their sentence. The facility has a capacity of 104 inmates and has a population of 90 inmates a day on average. There are 4 cell blocks in the main jail and 2 cell blocks in the jail annex. Inmates in the jail receive 3 meals a day, 2 hot and 1 cold. There is a licensed nurse who visits once a day and an on-call doctor. The jail employs 16 full-time correctional officers who work 12 hour shifts.

DeKalb County Jail
100 S Public Square
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615-597-4043

How to Send Mail to Inmates

Inmates can receive mail at:

Inmate Name
DeKalb County Jail
884 Cavalier Dr
Alamo, TN 38001

All mail is searched for contraband. To verify what approved items are allowed, contact the jail.

For information on inmate commissary and visitation, contact the jail.

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DeKalb County Sheriff Information

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The office is composed of 1 elected sheriff, 1 chief deputy, 2 criminal investigators, 2 school resource officers, 10 deputies, 3 reserve deputies, 16 correctional officers, 4 court officers, a litter guard, 3 administration staff and a jail cook. The duties of the Sheriff’s Office include crime prevention, investigation of criminal activity, supervision of the county jail and various civil duties. The Sheriff’s Office patrols over 300 square miles.

Patrick Ray, Sheriff
100 Public Square
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615-597-4935
Non-emergency Dispatch: 615-215-3000
Anonymous Tip Line: 615-464-6400

DeKalb County is located in central Tennessee. The county covers a total of 329 square miles and has a population of 19,847. There are 4 cities in the county: Smithville, Alexandria, Liberty and Dowelltown. The county seat is Smithville. The county mayor is Tim Stribling.

2018 Violent Crime Rate DeKalb County – 50
Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

DeKalb County Public Record Information

Public records are available through the DeKalb County Clerk. Record requests can be submitted in person or by mail. For more information on public records, contact the Clerk’s Office.

James Poss, County Clerk
732 S Congress Blvd
Room 102
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615-597-5177
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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