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KCSO Graduates 18 Recruits on Friday

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy will graduate 18 recruits during a special ceremony on Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. at Clear Springs Baptist Church located at 7350 Tazewell Pike in Corryton.  The keynote speaker is Judge D. Kelly Thomas, Jr. of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

This was a residential class, with recruits going home only on the weekends.  They received 543 hours of intense training during the 12 weeks to meet the criteria set by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Among their training was learning arrest procedures, the law, and developing expertise in firearms, driving, and defensive tactics.

Eleven of the recruits are from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the rest are from Putnam County, Claiborne County, and Clinton Police Department. Five outstanding recruits will be recognized for their achievements with the Physical Fitness award, the Mark Currier Award for Courage, Academic Honors, Firearms Proficiency, and Overall Excellence.

The Training Academy was established in 1996 and since then has graduated hundreds of recruits.



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