Harlan County

Sheriff's Office

Sheriff - Leslie "Smitty" Smith
Tel: (606) 573-1313 | Address: 210 E Central St. Suite 202 Harlan, KY 40831

Who Are We - Mission Statement

It is our mission within the Harlan County Sheriffs’ Office to promote a feeling of security and safety to the citizens of this community. We are here to provide the highest quality of law enforcement services related to the protection of life and property, by taking an active role to prevent criminal activity. We are committed to detecting and investigating all criminal activity; by the apprehension and incarceration of offenders and the enforcement of state and local criminal laws.

We fully acknowledge our duties to provide Harlan County with patrol and investigative services as well as security to our courts and offices within the Justice Center. We pride ourselves on ethics, honesty, openness, and fairness in our profession. We value respect, honoring the rights and dignity of each person we are called upon to serve. With teamwork between the community and your Sheriff’s Office, we can accomplish this goal.

As your sheriff, I feel it is my duty to always keep my door open.  Don't hesitate to come talk to me or one of my deputies about any problem you may be having in your community.

Thank you for visiting our web site. 

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From Our Office

    The Harlan County Sheriff's Office is located in downtown Harlan at 210 E Central Street. Sheriff Smith wants everyone to know that as a sheriff, he feels it is his duty to always keep his door open. Don't hesitate to come talk to him or one of his deputies about any problem you may be having in your community.The Harlan County Sheriff's Office encourages community involvement so that their commitment to detecting and investigating all criminal activity will excel. Please contact the HCSD at (606) 573-1313.

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