Sheriff's Department

Dexter Lunceford, 

James Parrish, 
Chief Deputy

Lisa Lunceford, 
Administrative Assistant

Office Phone: (423) 542-1845

Carter County Sheriff’s Department
900 East Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:
24 Hours
7 Days a Week


The Sheriff and Deputies are the principal protectors of the peace in the county. The Sheriff is the keeper of the jail and responsible for the prisoners housed in the county. The Sheriff is authorized to deputize any citizen of the county to assist in carrying out the duties of the office.