The citizens of Rhea County are our primary concern.
Their well-being and safety must be the essence of our focus.
It is therefore, the mission of the Rhea County Sheriff's Department to enhance the quality of life of the citizens by reducing both crime and the fear of crime throughout Rhea County.
It is the objective of the Rhea County Sheriff's Department to provide an optimum level of service to the citizens of our county.
It is furthermore, the responsibility of this office to reach beyond the typically reactive law enforcement role of protect and serve, by being a proactive law enforcement, and become coactive with the citizens of Rhea County.