Two dozen Tennessee law enforcement officers have become the newest graduates of the TBI State Academy, built as a professional and specialized training ground for public safety professionals who want to expand their education and training in the criminal justice field.
Each year, one student is honored with the prestigious Director’s Award. The officer selected for that award is the individual with the highest cumulative scores in academic tests, physical fitness, shooting competition, leadership presentation, and case presentation. This year’s recipient is Investigator Sam Davidson, from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Academy runs four days a week for four weeks and is held at Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bell Buckle. This was the tenth class to graduate from the TBI State Academy.
BACK ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): TBI Director David Rausch, Chief Investigator Jerry Lynn Mifflin (Fentress County Sheriff’s Office), Investigator Michael Dailey Green (Dayton Police Department), Deputy Evan Reese Cooper (Warren County Sheriff’s Office), Detective Stephen Daniel Hale (Nolensville Police Department), Assistant Chief Ranger Travis Bow (Tennessee State Parks), Detective Richard Garrett Mack (Bartlett Police Department), Sergeant Mark Holloway (Fayette County Sheriff’s Office), Detective Sergeant John Dale Sweeney (Bedford County Sheriff’s Office), Detective Jose Ramirez (Lewisburg Police Department), Investigator David Wayne Andrews (Henry County Sheriff’s Office), Investigator Nathan Charles Harrison (Selmer Police Department), Detective Bryan Tinsley Ashley (Sumner County Sheriff’s Office), Detective Joseph Blake Witt (Athens Police Department)