The Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) believes that as a government entity, it exists in order to serve the people. Accordingly, it is the policy of the SCSO to grant the public access to public information regarding its records, affairs and transactions in accordance with the Tennessee open records laws. This policy sets forth the appropriate procedure for responding to requests for information made under the Tennessee Open Records Act (“Act”).
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 10-7-503(g), the following Public Records Policy is hereby adopted by the SCSO to provide economical and efficient access to public records as provided under the Tennessee Public Records Act (TPRA) in TCA § 10-7-503, et seq. All public records requests shall go through the SCSO Public Records Request Coordinator (PRRC).
The TPRA provides that all state, county and municipal records shall, at all times during business hours, be open for personal inspection by any citizen of this state, and those in charge of the records shall not refuse such right of inspection to any citizen, unless otherwise provided by state law. Accordingly, the public records of the SCSO are presumed to be open for inspection unless otherwise provided by state law.
All Public Records Act requests can be submitted by mail, fax or via email. For additional information on requesting Tennessee Public Records access, please click the buttons below for Policy & Fees and for Public Records Request Form.
Tennessee Public Records Policy & Fees
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office TPRA Coordinator
Office of the Shelby County Sheriff,
201 Poplar Ave., Room 9-15
Memphis, TN 38103
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