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The Polk County Detention Center is a medium security facility that houses both male and female adult inmates. All inmates have been charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes. Inmates housed at the Detention Center are awaiting trial or serving out their sentence. The facility has a capacity of 107 male and 47 female inmates. There are 5 male housing units and 4 female housing units. The Detention Center employs 25 corrections officers.

Polk County Detention Center
264 Industrial Access Circle
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: 423-338-8215

How to Send Mail to an Inmate

Inmates are allowed to receive mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service. All mail will be searched for contraband.

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Polk County Jail
PO Box 1189
Benton, TN 37307

The Polk County Detention Center updates their inmate roster every 24 hours. All inmates currently housed at the facility will be listed on the roster. The inmate’s name, inmate number, booking date, mugshot, charges and court information will be accessible.

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

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Polk County Sheriff Information

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is a law enforcement agency located in Benton, Tennessee. The department is responsible for providing law enforcement, overseeing the County Jail, securing the courts and serving warrants and civil processes papers.The department consists of three criminal detectives, two drug detectives and 12 deputies.

Steve Ross, Sheriff
161 Industrial Access Cir #11
PO Box 1189
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: 423-338-4540
Fax: 423-338-4541

Polk County is located in southeast Tennessee. The county covers a total of 442 square miles and has a population of 16,832. There are 3 cities in the county: Benton, Ducktown and Copperhill. The county seat is Benton. The County Executive is Robby Hatcher.

2018 Violent Crime Rate Polk County – 35
Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

Polk County Public Record Information

Public records are available through the Polk County Government. Record requests must be made to the public record request coordinator in person or by mail. The individual submitting the request must be a Tennessee resident. For more information, contact the public records request coordinator.

Polk County Government
Public Record Coordinator
6239 Highway 411
PO Box 128
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: 423-338-4527

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