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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
you again for your support.