Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff

Chief Brandon Workman

He worked as a K-9 handler on Patrol, Highway Interdiction and as a Field Training Officer, with his K-9 partners Waneska and Duras.In 2004, he was selected as the KCSO Officer of the Year and was promoted to Sergeant. Chief Workman served as a Patrol Field Supervisor, from Sergeant, Lieutenant, then Captain, before his promotion to Assistant Chief in 2016.

Chief Brandon Workman is a lifelong Knoxville native, who graduated from Halls High School in 1991. He began his employment with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in 1995. Chief Workman worked in corrections until his selection for the Knox County Regional Training Academy in 1997. He then advanced to Patrol in 1998 and completed the K-9 Handlers School that same year. 

Chief Workman has completed numerous hours of specialized training, involving Law Enforcement Tactics and Command, including the FBI National Academy.  He is the son of the Honorable Dale and Linda Workman. Chief Workman has been married to his wife, Nicole, for 21 years and is the proud father of his son, Evan.

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