Sheriff

Background Checks

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
CLOSED MAJOR HOLIDAYS

To schedule an appointment, please call:
Appointments are scheduled in 15 minute increments.
Please be aware of the type of background check you need:
FBI $32.00
BCI $32.00
Both FBI & BCI $64.00
Payment is by check or money order only, payable to K.C.S.O (Knox County Sheriff’s Office). Cash and credit cards are not accepted.

Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Card Costs
First Card $10.00
Additional Cards $5.00 each
If your agency has an account set up with us for billing, please bring a proof of account letter with you.

Bring the following to your appointment:

Local Background Checks

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Cost: $5.00
Done on a Walk-in Basis

Knox County Sheriff

Administration, Detectives,
Civil Process, and Records

Jail Division

Confidential Crime Tip Line

Citizens are encouraged to use the confidential tip line to leave information on suspected criminal activity, including drug activity, burglaries, wanted persons, child and elder abuse, and welfare fraud.

Command Staff

Second in Command

Captain Jay Sheffer

Detective Division Commander

Lieutenant Craig Feeney

Patrol and Civil Division Commander

Lieutenant Tim Light

Jail Administrator

Lieutenant William Shaffer

Second in
Command

Cpt. Jay Sheffer

Detective
Division
Commander

Lt. Craig Feeney

Jail
Administrator

Lt. William Shaffer

Patrol and Civil
Division
Commander

Lt. Tim Light

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