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Sheriff John Holder


Sheriff Holder was elected Sheriff of Cheatham County in 1998 and has held the position since.

The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff John Holder, includes law enforcement, corrections,drug enforcement, drug education and clerical personnel. The sheriff operates his department on a $3 million dollar budget. The department’s primary function is to serve the citizens of Cheatham County, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department now has an online fingerprint machine and an Amber Alert Computer to help find lost or kidnapped children.
The department, along with the TBI, has set up a system to monitor all sex offenders in the county.
The Sheriff’s Department has implemented an “Inmates to Work” program where as much as 500,000 pounds of garbage has been picked up over the county. Trusties are utilized in construction, repairs and maintenance of grounds and janitorial services in county buildings.
Overall, the department continues to address and accommodate the current growth in the county and prepare for the future.


















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