Welcome to the Wise County Sheriff's Office. We seek to provide our citizens with information about criminal activity and offer avenues for reporting information or concerns to the Sheriff's Office. Included on our site are links associated with public safety and criminal justice topics. Please pay special attention to the programs designed to solicit citizen input. With information presented here you will be able to keep up with current events, court decisions, and other items that impact our county.


The Sheriff's Office is the public safety division of county government. We are constitutionally charged conservators of the peace. It is our responsibility to provide service and protection to our citizens, to respond to emergencies, to investigate crimes, and set forth the factual investigative findings to our prosecutor's offices.


Our mission also includes:

  • Recommending preventive security measures to help keep our citizens from being victimized
  • Coordinating public safety activities in the county with other public safety agencies
  • Maintaining a safe, secure, and cost efficient detention facility for those charged with criminal activity
  • Our long-term mission is to educate the public and implement programs that will help to keep Wise County citizens safe and secure


Our goal is to represent the citizens of Wise County and to present a professional Office of steadfast service and unwavering protection. Our badges carry with them a heavy responsibility. Recognizing that, we walk beneath the banner of public trust, and we will serve without personal agenda while maintaining a level of proper transparency.

Lane Akin Wise County Sheriff