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Chief Enrollment Officer for Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Management, Bethel University, McKenzie, TN President of TN Law Enforcement Training Officers Association Lieutenant (Retired), Putnam County Sheriff Office, Cookeville, TN Rick is currently the President of TN Law Enforcement Training Officers Association where he coordinates and
provides mandated training to officers in the state of Tennessee by top trainers from across the country. Rick has spent time lecturing and teaching officers, court clerks, and elected officials. He has lectured and taught at numerous national and state conferences. Throughout his 27 year law enforcement career, Rick has supervised Corrections, Patrol, Training, SWAT as well as provided specialized training to other agencies. Rick has been called on as an expert witness in several court cases. Rick received his Bachelor of Science from Lee University and his Masters in Criminal Justice Management from Columbus University. Rick holds numerous training, instructor and specialized certifications. He has been the coordinator for the Academy, teaching various subjects such as, tactics, firearms, driving, pit box-in, defensive tactics, FTO, Instructor development, and Ethics, Leadership. Rick currently is the Chief Enrollment Officer for Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Management where he partners with officers across the country in an effort to provide advancements in education and training.

Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times, but in challenging times we are facing currently in law enforcement the best in leadership skills are needed. We…

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