Training Staff

Head shot of Captain Baxter

Erin Baxter

Training Director

Head shot of Corporal Phillips

Anthony Phillips

Training Instructor

Head shot of corporal Parton

Andrea Parton

Training Instructor

Head shot of Officer Thomas

Lance Thomas

Training Instructor


Due to the specified needs required for correctional environments, KCSO has developed a training division to focus on those needs.  This training allows recruits to be taught essentials tactics, responses, communication techniques, and more utilizing classroom, practical exercises, and on the job training with Certified Training Officers.

Sheriff, Chief Purvis, with female COTA graduate
Sheriff and Chief Deputy instructing KCSO Corrections class
KCSO Corrections Training wall logo
KCSO Corrections Training students sitting in class
COTA students standing and kneeling for camera pose
5 COTA students holding right hand up for swearing in

Superior Training Through These Organizations and More


Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff