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Administrative Major

Keith Elton
Administrative Major
The Administrative Major is responsible for directing the delivery of support services to the public. These services include the units and divisions that exist to supplement regular full-time deputies and provide services and outreach to the community.

The following units are organized under the Administrative Division to efficiently address these responsibilities:


Asset Manager - The Asset Manager is responsible for maintaining inventories and logs of issued property to Sheriff's Office personnel. This position also is responsible for acquiring supplies and other items used in the everyday operations of personnel.

Auxiliary Unit - The Sheriff's Auxiliary provides community services that are in great demand. A dedicated group of volunteers make up this group and regularly provide their time to the agency. Some of the services the Auxiliary Unit provides include: fingerprinting of children, the annual Christmas Toy Drive, deployment of the agency's mobile radar trailers, and volunteering at numerous other community and agency events.

Courthouse Security – This unit is made up of six full-time and six part-time officers that provide security for General Sessions Court in Bristol and Kingsport, along with Criminal Court in Blountville.  Also, court security is provided for Chancery Court in Bristol, Blountville, and Kingsport.

Courts and Process Unit - The purpose of this unit is to secure the many courts that are in session each day and to serve legal process that originates out of the courts of this county.

Explorer Program - The Explorer Program is a special program designed to introduce young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 to the field of law enforcement. Many young people have grown to become regular full - time officers as a result of this program. Its goal is to allow young people to decide for themselves whether or not the field of law enforcement is for them.

Fleet Maintenance - This unit is made up of 2 full - time mechanics and one part - time mechanic. These employees are responsible for the maintenance and care of over 150 agency vehicles. Most services and repairs are handled in-house due to the extensive knowledge of these employees.

Records - This unit is responsible for the computer entry of reports and Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System compliance. Members enter substantial amounts of reports each year into the agency's records management system. Vehicle Crash Reports, Citations, Pawn Tickets and Incident Reports are just a small part of the types of records that these employees keep track of.

Reserve Deputy Program - This program exists to provide supplemental assistance to our full - time personnel. Extensive training is conducted for members of the community interested in volunteering their time to the community by working as Reserve Deputies. This group of people provides their time and services to help accomplish the goals set in place by the agency. They have proved to be an asset to the agency.

Special Services - This Unit is comprised of the Public Information Officer, School Resource Officers and Building Maintenance Personnel. The School Resource Officers are each assigned to one of the county high schools. They are a liaison between the agency and the school system. Officers provide law enforcement services in each of the schools, mentoring to students, and teach certain law-related topics as requested. Building Maintenance Personnel work to resolve the many requests for maintenance that surface each day. The Public Information Officer is a liaison between the news media and Sheriff's Office personnel. This position requires frequent contact with associated media personnel answering the many requests that are submitted each day.

Training – This Unit consists of a Captain responsible for the training of officers and other personnel of the Sheriff’s Office.  This includes all annual in-service and specialized training.  The Training Center also provides additional specialized training to other local law enforcement agencies.

 


Sullivan County Sheriff
P.O. Box 589
Blountville, TN 37617
(423) 279-7500

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