Volume 52, Number 26

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dowdy attends Sheriff school

Dowdy attends Sheriff schoolMore than 40 new sheriffs from across the state, including new Pickett County Sheriff Dana Dowdy, gathered in Nashville recently to learn about and discuss all of the issues they will be facing in their new roles as they took office on September 1.
Newly elected sheriffs in Tennessee are required to attend a New Sheriff’s School, which has historically been one week and addresses the duties regarding the office. The UT County Technical Assistance Service, Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy and Tennessee Sheriff’s Association conduct the week-long school, held August 16-20 in Metro Nashville-Davidson County.
The New Sheriff’s School provides an overview and orientation to the duties of the office of sheriff in Tennessee. Under T.C.A. § 8-8-102(c), persons elected to the office of sheriff after Aug. 1, 2006, must successfully complete the New Sheriff’s School, regardless of previous law enforcement experience. The academy has opened the school to chief deputies and jail administrators.
New this year is a component that introduces jail specific training. This training will be held during a week in September and presented by the National Institute of Corrections. UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) public safety consultants reached out to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Corrections to introduce a jail specific concept of training new sheriffs. The program received approval from the National Institute of Corrections as well as the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy, Tennessee Sheriff’s Association and Tennessee Corrections Institute. The program is designed for administrators of medium-sized jails and is applicable to sheriffs.

TOP STORIES

Tom Storie named EMS Director at Pickett County Commission meeting - The Pickett County Commissioners met in regular session on June 15, 2015. Present and presiding was ... Keep Reading

Town votes to keep property tax rate the same - The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, June 15, 2015 at... Keep Reading

Cannon Smith wins Champion Rookie of the Year - SubmittedWe would like to congratulate Pickett County High School student Cannon Smith of Monroe on ... Keep Reading