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The Knox County Sheriff's Office Regional Training Academy to Graduate 27 Recruits

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones is pleased to announce that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy will graduate 27 recruits on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Detention Facility at 5001 Maloneyville Road.

This graduating class completed ten weeks of intense training to meet the criteria set by this Basic Police School. These officers spend much of their time learning the law, arrest procedures, and community policing. They also develop expertise in the tools of the profession, such as firearms, driving, and defensive tactics.

The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be District Attorney General Randy Nichols. The ceremony will also include the presentation of POST certificates to the students. The students will find out during the ceremony the winners of the Physical Fitness Award, the Firearms Proficiency Award, the Driving Proficiency Award, the Academic Achievement Award, the Mark Currier Memorial Achievement Award, and the James Kennedy Outstanding Officer Award.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy is now in its 15th year, and has graduated 513 law enforcement officers. “Each officer goes into the community with the skill and calm reason needed for such a demanding job,” said Sheriff Jones.



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