“Click It or Ticket”


May 23 through June 5 is national Click It or Ticket safety mobilization. Statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day, but not enough at night. This mobilization is created to crackdown on violators 24-7, but a strong enforcement effort is urged between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. due to the significant number of violators and fatal crashes during this time. The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office would like to urge all motorists—drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages—every time you get in a vehicle, buckle up. It is the single most effective way to avoid being killed in a crash. 

For more information on seat belt safety, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.

Sheriff Doolen Honored

Sheriff Patriotic Employer

Pictured above (from L to R): Sheriff Doolen, Deputy Naylor, and Deputy Bryant

On Thursday March 31, Sheriff John Doolen was honored at the National Guard Armory in Bolivar for his patriotic support. Sheriff Doolen was nominated for the Patriot award by Cody Naylor and Justin Bryant, both of whom are deputies with the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office and also serve in the National Guard. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.



Scam Alert

Scam-AlertSheriff John Doolen wants to warn everyone of IRS scams. You may receive a phone call or email from someone posing as the IRS attempting to gain your personal information. DO NOT give out any personal information. These theives are attempting to steal your money and/or identity. For more info and tips to avoid these scams please visit www.irs.gov.

“In God We Trust”

“In God We Trust” was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956. “In God we trust” first appeared on U.S. coins in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957. In August 2015, Sheriff Doolen decided to add the motto to the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars. This logo came at no cost to the county thanks to Southern Designs of Bolivar who donated the decals. The motto is being placed on patrol cars all across the nation. “With everything going on in the world right now, God is the only thing we can trust,” Sheriff Doolen said. Doolen said the phrase does not specify which God it is referring to and does not infringe on anyone’s rights.



Booking Reports

Booking reports may now be found via the “corrections” drop-down menu or by clicking here.  A running monthly report, updated weekly, will be available for download or viewing within your browser.  A link to a free PDF reader has been provided.  This will serve to reduce the amount of clutter on the front page, reserving that for more important information.

The Website


The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office is located at 505 South Main Street in Bolivar, TN.  This website has been established in an effort to provide better service to the county.  Please check back regularly for updates and information.

DIAL 911 for all emergency calls.  To report a crime please contact Central Dispatch 24 hours a day at (731) 228-3030.  To submit information regarding ongoing non-emergency criminal activity please use the form located on the right of the page.

PHONE# (731) 228-3030

FAX# (731) 658-3803

BOOKING# (731) 228-3016