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White County Tennessee Sheriff Overview

White County is located in Middle Tennessee and its county seat is Sparta. The county was founded in 1806 and is believed to be named after the first known white settler in the area, John White who also happened to serve during the Revolutionary War. Some believe that the county is named in honor of James White, another Revolutionary War soldier. James White is the founder of Knoxville. The zip codes in White County are 38587, 38559, 38579, and 38583.

Sheriff Oddie J. Shoupe is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in White County. Thomas R. Simmons serves as the Chief Deputy of the Sheriff’s Office. He is in charge of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the entire department, answering directly to the Sheriff. The Detective Division is headed by Captain James O’Conner. You can get in touch with him at 931-836-2700 Ext:231. The Jail Administrator of White County Jail is Major Jewell Bilbrey. You can reach her at 931-836-2700 Ext:225.

White County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 111 Depot Street, Suite 4, Sparta, Tennessee 38583

Phone: (931) 836-3028

Fax: (931) 836-1524

Inmate Search in White County Jail

White County Jail does not maintain an online roster of inmates currently incarcerated in the facility. To locate an inmate here, you can call 931-836-3621. The Sheriff’s Office does publish White County’s Most Wanted. If you have any information on an individual listed here, you can call (931) 738-7111.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Each inmate is allowed a 1-hour visit per week. The inmate must have been in the jail for a minimum of 7 days before a visit can be scheduled. Each inmate is allowed a maximum of 6 visitors on their approved visitation list.

Visitation day will be on Saturdays & Sundays only, from 8am to 4pm. Visits are one hour each week. Only four (4) adult visitors and two (2) minor visitors will be allowed and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Visitation is on a first come, first serve basis. No shorts or tank tops or any other inappropriate dress will be permitted. Coats and jackets are to be left in the lobby and not worn to visitation rooms. To schedule a visit you must call (931) 836-2700 on Wednesdays, between 9am to 11am, and 2pm to 4pm.

Prior to scheduling a visit on a Wednesday, you must fill out a visitor information sheet, provide a photocopy of your driver’s license (or another valid photo ID), and submit both by Monday 4pm. The form can be picked up at the lobby of the Justice Center. You can also request it to be emailed to you by sending a request to [email protected]. One form should be filled out by each adult visitor aged 18 or older.

All visitors will be subject to a search. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. The photo ID must be presented at every visit.

To send funds to an inmate, you can use the machine in the Justice Center which accepts cash and debit/credit cards. You must have a driver’s license and the inmate’s jacket number. Money orders will not be accepted.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders must be registered in the state and national sex offender databases once they are released from jail. These systems are in place to help monitor and keep track of these offenders for the sake of public safety and awareness. Sex offenders are individuals who have been found guilty of a criminal offense involving sexual conduct such as rape, sexual assault, and child molestation. Visit

https://www.tn.gov/tbi/section/tennessee-sex-offender-registry if you wish to know if any sex offenders are residing near you in White County. Just bear in mind that the state cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the registry. Some offenders fail to update their registration resulting in some records containing last known addresses or incomplete addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

The money or property that is required by the court in exchange for granting temporary release to a defendant from custody is called bail. This is done to help guarantee the defendant’s reappearance in court once the trial begins. If he or she fails to show up, the bail is forfeited and he/she is considered a fugitive.

A bondsman can post bail for defendants that have money problems and unable to afford the bail on their own. In exchange for assuming responsibility for paying the bond should the defendant skip bail, the bondsman will charge 10% of the bail amount as his fee. This cannot be refunded.

White County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:White County Probation Department
Location:313 Simmerell Street, Sparta, Tennessee, 38583
White County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined100
Avg Daily Population118
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll62
Full time total employees62
Total salaries and wages907390
Other operating expenditures559095
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction2001
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 111 DEPOT STREET SPARTA TN 38583

White County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201611,738
Number Employed Annual Average, 201611,140
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016598
Unemployment Rate, 20165.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201538,649
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
White County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20144,741
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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