About the Sheriff's Office


The mission of the Murray County Sheriff's Office is the protection of life and property, the preservation of public peace, and the enforcement of the law. To accomplish our mission, we dedicate ourselves to service with concern.


We accept our leadership role as a commitment to our social, political, and economic communities. We assure public confidence through responsive and accessible partnerships. Our dedication to excellence envisions genuine public security and a high perception of personal safety.


Concern for our community:
  • Protect and serve to the best of our ability
  • Provide respect and understanding to each citizen
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of available resources
  • Promote community education, awareness, and support as a proactive approach to law enforcement
Concern for our duties:
  • Treat each situation as unique
  • Perform each assignment with honesty and integrity
  • Explore innovative solutions
  • Foster an individual commitment to excellence

Concern for our fellow employees:
  • Promote effective communication, cooperation, and trust
  • Provide fair and consistent treatment to each person
  • Ensure positive recognition and encouragement for all employees
  • Treat each other with courtesy and mutual respect
Concern for our office:
  • Maintain ethical behavior both on and off the job
  • Understand that our foundation is honesty, loyalty, trust, and pride
  • Realize that we are each accountable for our actions
  • Encourage employee participation in the decision-making process