Hancock County Sheriff, Brad Brewer


Hancock County Sheriff's Department

265 New Jail Street

Sneedville, TN 37869

Office: 423-733-2250 or 2249

Fax: 423-733-8868

Email: hancockcoso@yahoo.com

Chief Deputy Officer, Ronald Joe Swiney

Office Administrator: Sharon Cantwell

The mission of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office is to lawfully and ethically carry out the duties mandated by the State of Tennessee while protecting the rights of all citizens as provided by the State Constitution and the United States Constitution. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office will maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints.  This agency strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and consistent appearance of justice.  The Sheriff recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves.  This agency actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist in bringing to justice those that break the law.   


The Hancock County Jail is housed in the same building as the Sheriff's office. For information pertaining to the rules and regulations of visitation, commissary funds, inmate charges, inmate release dates, etc., please call the Sheriff's office.         



For any emergency, call 911


A proud member of the Tennessee Sheriff's Association