Harlan County

Sheriff's Office

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


As your Sheriff, I took this oath in the presence of Almighty God and witnesses:




I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will faithfully execute, to the best of my ability, the office of Sheriff according to law; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adoption of the present Constitution, I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God.

 I, Marvin J. Lipfird, do swear that I will do right as well to the poor as to the rich, in all things belonging to my office as Sheriff, that I will do no wrong to any one for any gift, reward or promise, nor for favor or hatred, and in all things I will faithfully and impartially execute the duties of my office, according to the best of my skill and judgment so help me God.

As you can plainly see, I have sworn to uphold ALL of the Constitution of the United States.  Not just part of it.  This includes our second amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

Sheriff Leslie "Smitty" Smith

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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