Tennessee Hands Free Law

The new hands-free law takes effect starting July 1, 2019. All drivers in the state must use a hands-free device to take calls while driving. Tennessee already bans texting while driving. Drivers could face a fine up to $200 for using their cellphone while driving. A driver’s first violation will … Read More

Law Enforcement Job Fair

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:00 p.m.— 7:00 p.m. Knoxville Expo Center 5441 Clinton Highway Knoxville, TN  37912 More than 40 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies will come together for the first law enforcement job fair. Agencies throughout the region currently have open positions for officers, deputies, special agents, … Read More

12 Nabbed in Drug Roundup

Willis Winkler Angel Winkler Tammy Morales Toni Marie Carter Robert Archer Lacey Lance Russell Tallent Kevin Oaks Corey Smith Charles Shearer Bradley Butts Jason Turner Successful Drug RoundupOn January 16, 2019, Narcotics Agents with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office executed a drug roundup on various individuals. This roundup came from a … Read More

Cogdill Apprehended

Escaped Inmate John Adam Cogdill is back in custody. Cogdill was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office late last evening. Deputies were conducting home visits to known friends and family of Cogdill when he was located and arrested without incident at a family member’s home on Old Christianburg Road in … Read More

New Auxiliary Class Graduates

Graduates of the 18-2 Monroe County Auxiliary Class and Sheriff’s Office administrators include: (First row L to R:) Aaron Foxx, Chelsie Sampson, Kelsey Hawkins, David “Dink” Lakes, Jim Geren; (Second Row L to R:) William Blackwell, Jessica Wilson, Hunter Lankford, Brandon Burley, Yashan Long, Glen Sullivan; (Third row L to … Read More

Meet New Patrol Deputies

Cameron Foister Stephen Helms Sheriff Tommy Jones welcomes Cameron Foister and Stephen Helms to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office as Patrol Deputies. Cameron Foister began his law enforcement career in 2011 with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office as a part time Corrections Officer. Cameron was hired full time in 2012 … Read More

Sheriff Presents Special Day for Boys & Girls Club

Sheriff Tommy Jones congratulates new Deputy Three happy girls! The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Boys & Girls Club of Monroe Area are hosting outings designed to introduce children to law enforcement. Cookouts were held at Rural Vale School on Tuesday (July 10th) in Tellico Plains, and also on … Read More

Chris Francis promoted to Sergeant

Chris Francis congratulated by Sheriff Tommy Jones Sheriff Tommy Jones announces the promotion of Chris Francis to Sergeant. Francis graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1994. He began his law enforcement career in 2003 at Sweetwater Police Department, graduating from the police academy at TLETA in Nashville in 2004. Chris … Read More

Steve Ogle Named Patrol Captain

Sheriff Tommy Jones has announced the promotion of Steve Ogle to Patrol Captain. Steve Ogle started his law enforcement career in 1984 at the Madisonville Police Department. In March of 1989, he accepted a position as Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Not long after, Ogle assumed the position … Read More

Monroe County Honored at 10th Annual Star of Life Awards

Monroe County 911 Dispatch, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County EMS Honored at Tenth Annual Star of Life Awards Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee (CECATN) recognized Monroe County 911 Dispatch, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County EMS at the Tenth Annual Star of Life Awards Dinner and … Read More

Medina promoted to Jail Administrator by Sheriff Tommy Jones

Sheriff Tommy Jones announced the appointment of Albert Medina to Jail Administrator for Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Medina had been serving as Captain of the Jail since 2016. Albert Medina was in the Marine Corp with the Security Forces from 1991-1997, where he spend time overseas at the Naval Air … Read More

Sheriff Tommy Jones Names New Chief Deputy

Sheriff Tommy Jones has announced the appointment of Chris C. White to Chief Deputy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. White has been serving as Patrol Captain since 2014. He previously served the department for five years, in positions as a patrolman, patrol sergeant and detective. The role of Chief … Read More

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