Sheriff Mike Hensley – Sheriff

Sheriff Mike Hensley was appointed Sheriff, March 2012 after the resignation of the former Sheriff for medical reasons. Sheriff Hensley was elected Sheriff August 2012. Re-elected 2014 – 2018; 2018-2022.

Duties of the office:

  • Serving the courts
  • Courthouse Security
  • Patrol Division
  • Criminal Investigative Division
  • Narcotics Division / K-9 Division
  • SRO (School Resource Officers)
  • Jail Operations – two jails
  • Member 1st Judicial Drug Task Force
  • Public Service – Call elderly that live alone each day to check on them, that is on a list they can sign up on. All information is confidential
  • Operation Life Saver – We provide tracking bracelets to Alzheimer and Autistic children. We have officers trained to track these people if they become lost.
  • COVID Pandemic – We provide pick-up and delivery of essential groceries and medicine.


Mailing: P.O. Box 8
Office:  1570 Jackson Love Highway
Erwin, TN 37650
Phone: 423 743-1864
Fax:   423 743-3047


Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Administrative Assistant Craig Masters
Phone: 423-743-1860

Major Mario Morales
Phone: 423-743-1864

Unicoi Courthouse