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

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