A former commander from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office returned as the Chief Deputy for Administration effective Wednesday.
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says Chief Preble Acton will supervise the finance and budget and the administrative staff, including payroll and human resources.
Acton retired with 30 years of service in law enforcement at the Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Detention. She worked as a patrol deputy and later served as commander of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Sheriff's Office where she handled budget matters. She managed the Drug Control Fund and the Federal Assets Forfeiture Fund.
Fitzhugh says Acton has a long law enforcement background and worked in the administrative field where she prepared budgets and looking at the totality of her experience and having worked with her, she's valuable asset to this organization.
Acton earned her master's degree in professional studies in May 2010. She completed the FBI National Academy in 1999 and the Southern Police Institute's Administrative Officers' Course in 2006. She attended numerous professional courses.
She implemented the Domestic Violence Investigative Unit in 2000 to concentrate on crimes against children and families. She composed and implemented the computerized case management system in 1999.
Also, Detention Capt. Chris Deal was reassigned as part of the reorganization at the Adult Detention Center.