East Tennessee Constable Association completes 2020 in-service training

Published 10:52 am Friday, October 9, 2020

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The East Tennessee Constable Association has completed a training class held at the courthouse in Morristown, according to President Kent Harris, with the graduation of 31 officers who successfully completed the course.
Chief Training Officer Ken Potter said numerous topics were taught during the class which included Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Officer Survival, Use of Force, De-escalation of Force, Active Shooter, Civil Process and Building Search. Each constable took and passed a written test.
Harris said the following awards were given at the completion of the training.
Sheriff of the Year was presented to Hancock County Sheriff Brad Brewer. William Parton, Greene County Constable, was awarded Constable of the Year. Gary Nichols received the Leadership Award. Bud Hulsey received the Legislator of the Year Award and Henry Price was given a 50 Years’ Service Award. The Elizabethton Star and Staff was given the Support and Professionalism Award.
Harris said the Association is already making plans for next year’s event. Potter said training is one of the most important parts of a constable’s position, especially on the use of force and de-escalation of the use of force. President Harris said any constable who would like to join the ETCA can contact him at 423-335-3775.

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