After more than 40-years of service to this community, Clyde Adkison retired Friday (2/8/2019) from the Murfreesboro Police Department. Major Adkison has served in a variety of positions including dispatcher, patrol officer, coordinating the CrimeStoppers program since its inception, for many years he was the connection between the department and area media, and leading a division.
In a moving farewell talk, Major Adkison told fellow officers . . .
He started his career in October, 1978 as a dispatcher with the Murfreesboro Police Department. He enjoyed helping others, and applied to become a police officer.
Clyde knew the importance of education, and so he began working on a masters' degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. It took awhile, but he was able to work-in class time with his full-time duties at MPD. In 1987 he received the diploma.
That caught the eye of department leadership, and Adkison was promoted to Sergeant and Lieutenant. In 2003, he was promoted to Major and named Division Commander for the Administrative Services Division.
Adkison continued his education, and in 2010 completed the Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration program at the prestigious FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Major Adkison's achievements were further recognized when he was asked to join the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
Adkison was a humble and caring peace officer. His leadership and compassion showed strong in his parting comments . . .
THANK YOU for your service, and best wishes on an enjoyable retirement.