Jim Gibbs, 
     Democrat  for Cannon
     County Sheriff


     Phone 615-765-7470
     Fax      615-765-5506
     Pager  615-217-5359

     4230 Burt Burgen Rd.
     Woodbury, TN 37190
     

P.O.S.T Certification
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Being sheriff today is tremendous responsibility that requires considerable knowledge and experiences. The state of Tennessee Peace Officer's Standards of Trading Commission qualifies or rejects every candidate . P.O.S.T. also require that every candidate attend a 320-hour basic law enforcement (P.O.S.T.) school within 12 months of qualifying for office.

On November 16, 2001,I appeared before the P.O.S.T. commission and presented to them evidence of a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice PLUS completion of over 1100 hours of P.O.S.T. academies that included a 600-hour police academy that I graduated from as valedictorian. Additionally I have a 360-hour academy that deal specifically with corrections and keeping of prisoners.

I will bring qualifications to the sheriff's office that exceed all other candidates. I have had the privilege of working for police and sheriff departments of various sizes both large and small, and even a state prison. I have even spent 2 years as a emergency 9-1-1 dispatcher. I have done it all, and I did it well as evidenced by gracious letters of recommendation.

I have even had actual experience of being part of a police team that restored confidence in a police department after the chief of police killed one of its officers. I am the only candidate with a degree in criminal justice that has been certified by P.O.S.T. for law enforcement and corrections, that has also been certified as a Peace Officer Standards and Training Instructor.

Equally as important is my awareness of the ongoing budget struggle in Cannon County.  I would bring to the office new and intelligent ideas to making ends meet. I believe that under my direction that a new era of community cooperation and involvement would allow a safe and secure environment that each individual would be proud of and a sheriff's budget you can afford.

More importantly I pledge on my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution and the community I serve and I will live within my budget

I will do a good job for you. Your support and vote is appreciated. If you have any specific questions of me, please call. I can be reached at 765-7470.

Thank you again for your support.

Send e-mail to: JimGibbs@CannonCounty.net