Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff

Chief Todd Cook

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.  In 2003, Todd was appointed to work in the Knox County Mayor’s Office as the Director of Probation and was subsequently promoted to Director of Justice Administration. In 2009, Chief Cook got the opportunity to return home to the Sheriff’s Office to direct the Pretrial Services Division.

Chief Todd Cook is the Director of Pretrial Services, which encompasses pretrial release, electronic monitoring, DUI School, and Traffic School.

          Chief Cook started his career with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in 1990 in the Corrections Division. After working for several years in the jail, Todd went to the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Since then, Chief Cook has been assigned to Patrol, Detectives and Office of Professional Standards.

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Chief Cook is a graduate of Halls High School. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Public Safety-Law Enforcement from Walters State Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. Todd is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  Chief Cook is a lifelong resident of the Halls Crossroads Community.  He and his fiancé, Amanda, have five children, Jonah, Cooper, Lily, Bryson and Addison.

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Head-shot of Chief Todd Cook