Greetings from Sheriff Armando Fontes

It is an honor to serve the great citizens of Cocke County as Sheriff. As elected Sheriff, it is my responsibility to manage a large department which is made up of seventy-five men and women. The Sheriff is responsible for a seven day a week, twenty four hour operation, meeting the needs of his community. The Sheriff’s Department is made up of many divisions which serve the General Sessions Court, Circuit Court, and Chancery Court, and is required to maintain the Cocke County Courthouse. Our department has divisions such as: Patrol, Transport, Bailiff, Corrections Officers, Civil Process, School Resource Officers, Detectives, and Narcotic Investigators. We investigate criminal activity in Cocke County. We are involved in educational programs within the county and many of our employees are involved in local civic organizations. Since being elected in 2010, my Staff and I have reduced crime drastically, implemented the first ever Narcotic Division, have saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, have been recognized by national organizations, and I have personally been appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Corrections Institute Board of Control. I am honored to serve beside my Staff and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve this community as Sheriff. To learn more about your Sheriff’s Department, please visit our website at

Important Information

Cocke County Sheriff
111 Court Ave.
Newport, TN 37821
Phone: 423-623-6004
Hours: 8 am – 4 pm  Monday – Friday

C.J. Ball, Chief Deputy

Chuck Evans, Major