Like all law enforcement agencies in Tennessee, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office is required to commit and provide to the citizens a law enforcement agency that delivers the highest quality of professional services to its community. To receive accreditation, the Sheriff's Office must meet certain nationally recognized standards.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office application for accreditation with the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (TLEA) was accepted on September 5, 2014. Since then, many new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and programs have been developed and are in the process of being implemented. After completion of this three-year program our agency is one of only a few sheriff’s offices in the eastern half of the state to achieve TLEA accreditation through the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. The purpose of accreditation is to improve the professionalism of the department and to publicly demonstrate proficiency in our profession. Our accreditation was achieved on December 6, 2017. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received re-accreditation on June 7, 2021.
Putnam County Sheriff's Office is accredited by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police sanctioned Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (TLEA)