New Smyth County Sheriff's Office Moving Along

Project Lifesaver

May 15, 2011

Project Lifesaver logo

Project Lifesaver is a program now available to Smyth County citizens through the Smyth County Sheriff's Office

New requirements for Applicant Fingerprints

Smyth County Sheriff's Office


The Smyth County Jail built in 1972 closed on April 9, 2005 after 33 years of operations.  Smyth County inmates are now being incarcerated at the Abingdon Regional Jail.  The new facility is part of the Southwest Regional Jail Authority.  The Authority is comprised of three facilities that are located in Abingdon, Haysi and Duffield.  The Abingdon Regional Jail serves Washington, Russell, Tazewell and Smyth Counties.

Abingdon Regional Jail Contact Information:

        Phone:  276–739 -3520
        Abingdon Regional Jail
        15205 Joe Derting Drive
        Abingdon, VA  24210