State certifies over 90 new law enforcement officers, including one for Van Buren County

by | October 12, 2017 8:00 am

Pictured (L-R) are Van Buren Sheriff Sheriff Eddie Carter, Van Buren County’s newest Deputy Dustin Brisher, and Jerry Brisher.

A newly certified law enforcement officer will go to work for the Van Buren County Sheriff Department after graduating from the state academy.

Over 90 newly certified law enforcement officers recently graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy during a ceremony held Sept. 29, 2017. One of those 90 graduates will now serve the Van Buren County Sheriff Department as a newly certified and commissioned deputy.

“These graduates have chosen a challenging yet rewarding career in which they will protect the communities where we live and work,” said Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Director Brian Grisham. “TLETA strives to prepare and equip its students to excel in any police department or sheriff’s office in the state. I commend the students of Basic Police School Class 1825 for their commitment, dedication, and accomplishments.”

The Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Basic Police School provides technical and tactical expertise in addition to the ethical and professional standards of law enforcement necessary for successful officers. These newly certified officers will join thousands of law enforcement officers who have studied at TLETA.

As one of Tennessee’s premier law enforcement training   facilities, TLETA has trained over 19,000 cadets during Basic Police School classes and over 53,000 students during its more than 1,700 specialized schools.

Graduates of the TLETA Basic Police School-Class 1825 will be serving at police departments and sheriffs’ offices from across the state. Several area agencies that had graduates in this TLETA class included Van Buren County Sheriff Department, Cookeville Police Department, McMinnville Police Department, Tennessee State Parks, Warren County Sheriff Office, and Pikeville Police Department.

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