Welcome to the Carter County Sheriff's Office Website

Thank you for visiting the official web site of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office. On behalf of all employees we appreciate your interest in our office. We at the Carter County Sheriff’s Office take   our role as public servants very seriously. We exist to serve and protect every member of our diverse community. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional, efficient and effective service to every resident, business owner and visitor to our county. Our mission is to build a safe community across the entire expanse of Carter County and provide integrity based professionalism to our residents.

I am honored by the overwhelming support and trust that you, the citizens of Carter County, have shown to me since becoming your Sheriff. I understand how sacred and fragile this trust can be. As I consider my obligation to you I am reminded of the quote “this is the honor of thy service”. I am honored to serve you as your Sheriff and will constantly be cognizant of my duty to you.  The men and women of this office also understand the level of trust you have placed in us. Our goal is to not only maintain that trust but to also exceed your expectations of this office. The citizens of this county have always deserved a fair, consistent level of professionalism and competence from their area peace officers and I am committed to provide it to you.   

It is our hope that this website will provide you with whatever information you need about our office and its operations. If the information is not readily available, we hope to give you the means to contact us to obtain what you need.  

Law enforcement is, and always will be, our primary focus; however, we cannot do it alone. In today's society, we need you, the citizens of our county, to be more engaged than ever. We hope that the information and tools provided here give you what you need and inspires you to help us help you.

Be Safe my Friends


Sheriff Stephens


Crime Tip HOTline 573-323-4510