next sheriff

Created by who dat on Feb 24, 2010

1,405 votes

Click on an option to vote

Truman Jones

Robert Arnold

lawdog2

Winchester, TN

#183 May 31, 2010
Not sure if he will do that or not but, that person still has to be allowed to be Sheriff by the full Commission and would have to run in 2 years anyway...If your speaking of who I think, He is going to run in 4 years anyway so, it is a wash. By law TCA code the 2nd in command takes over when the Sheriff leaves office, dies or is kicked out. I don't see the issue here...it is still an open election in 4 years, I really wish that person had run this time he deserves a chance to show what he can do...maybe if the Sheriff does step down he will have 2 years to prove what he is going to do, I for one have heard good things... but, I am still behind the present Sheriff he has the experience needed.
lawdog2

Winchester, TN

#184 May 31, 2010
When I think of it I really don't think he will retire early unless there is a health issue and if you know the Sheriff he works out everyday....I really have not heard much on that subject.
sro

Murfreesboro, TN

#185 May 31, 2010
School's out school's out it is time to get Truman OUT!!!!
for open government

Murfreesboro, TN

#186 May 31, 2010
By: Lisa Marchesoni

Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 3:08 pm

Email Print
Depositions were sealed from Sheriff Truman Jones and four of his employees after the chancellor ruled the information might violate employees’ privacy.

Former School Resource Officer Robert Arnold appealed to Chancellor Robert Corlew after he was transferred from the SRO division to detention for failing to properly investigate a complaint of a handgun at La Vergne High School during night school classes.

Depositions were taken from Jones, Chief Deputy Virgil Gammon, SRO Maj. Bill Kennedy and Lt. Barry Hendrixson and Deputy Chief Bob Asbury.

Lawyer Tommy Santel of the county attorney’s office asked Corlew to seal the depositions because he said Arnold’s attorney Ben Bennett asked questions about matters outside the scope of the lawsuit.

Actions by other employees couldn’t be substantiated or may not be true, Santel said.

“That causes me some concern,” Santel said.

Santel asked Corlew to seal the depositions from the public because the information may be embarrassing to people and the information may not be true.

Bennett said the questions asked in depositions were about disciplinary matters at the sheriff’s office.

If the sheriff’s office followed their own policies and procedures manuals, the same information should be contained in personnel files available to the public, Bennett said.

“There’s nothing to protect,” Bennett said.

Santel said some of the information could be considered medical information and protected by federal law.

Corlew said he would place the depositions under seal as a precaution against violating privacy. He will keep court orders open.

Another hearing is scheduled later this month.
for open government

Murfreesboro, TN

#187 May 31, 2010
lawdog2 is Virgil Gammon
trumanjonesfan

Winchester, TN

#188 May 31, 2010

A History of Excellence

Truman is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County, save for his time in the Army’s 18th Airborne Corps during the Vietnam War era. He was educated in the county school system, attending Kittrell and Mitchell-Neilson elementary schools, Murfreesboro Central High and MTSU.

Sheriff Jones is a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in Donelson and has maintained his certification by the state’s Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission throughout his career by receiving over 1400 hours of specialized law enforcement training from courses that included the following: Basic Law Enforcement procedures Training, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Sexual Abuse Investigations, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement and Detention Personnel, Supervision and Management of Police Personnel, Highway Safety Programs, Cults & Sects, Upper Management of Detention Facilities, Grant Review for Law Enforcement and Detention (JAG, Byrne), Homeland Security Terrorist Education Training and Domestic Preparedness

Truman’s 38 years of service at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) began in May 1972 as a patrol deputy. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1974 and became Chief Deputy Sheriff in 1976.

He was appointed Sheriff in 1983 following the untimely death of Sheriff Craig Snell. The following year Truman was elected Sheriff and was handily re-elected in 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

Sheriff Jones has been the highest ranking law enforcement official in this county for 27 years.
trumanjonesfan

Winchester, TN

#189 May 31, 2010
Under Truman’s leadership, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office has committed to excellence in all areas and is recognized as one of the top county law enforcement agencies in Tennessee and the Southeast.

Unquestionable Dedication

“My goal is to provide an ever greater sense of safety and well-being among the citizens of Rutherford County and to increase their trust in the Sheriff’s Office commitment to that end,” Truman says.

“We’ve made a lot of progress, but we can’t ever afford to stand still,” the veteran Sheriff says.“This county’s still-explosive growth means all areas of government service must continue to grow and improve.”

RCSO is composed of six divisions, all of which require 24-hour staffing, to serve the many needs of our citizens.

Those needs include proactive patrol, detectives working general and narcotics investigations, youth intervention, communications, service of civil process and criminal warrants, courtroom security, prisoner transport and transport of the mentally ill, and myriad other duties.

Sheriff Jones is a law enforcement innovator whose vision led to RCSO bringing the first School Resource Officer program to Tennessee in 1993. This landmark program, which places officers in elementary, middle and high schools as counselors, teachers and law enforcement protectors, has now spread statewide. Tennessee schools have become much safer places in the last 17 years.

Truman also introduced the concept of a Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy to Rutherford County. Citizens’ academies have now been created by several law enforcement agencies here and that has led to hundreds of county residents gaining valuable insight into modern law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy recently concluded its 28th class.
trumanjonesfan

Winchester, TN

#190 May 31, 2010

Uncompromising Integrity

Sheriff Jones has fought hard to increase the per capita manpower of RCSO to acceptable standards for the last 27 years.

Law enforcement is a 24/7 need for civilized societies, but when Truman came to office in 1983, there were only 28 certified law enforcement officers serving a county of about 84,000 people. Many nights only one officer was available to cover the entire county, as others were tied up acting as jailers, court and warrants officers and operating the communications center.

Best estimates are Rutherford County’s population now exceeds 250,000, and Truman has managed to get the number of certified officers up to 200 in all law enforcement divisions such as Patrol, C.I.D., Narcotics, School Resource, Court Security and I.C.E.

That, however, is still too few for a county this size, and Sheriff Jones will not back down from his duty to make this county safe.

Truman has hired support personnel in the area of corrections, communications and prisoner transport that free up certified officers for law enforcement duties.

“By adding support personnel at a lower cost to taxpayers, and implementing 10-hour shifts for patrol officers, we have increased manpower on the road to a higher level,” Truman points out.“This is particularly true during the 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. power shift … which actually creates double coverage. Also with this 10 hour shift we are able to over lap each shift therefore; giving savings of tens of thousands dollars a year in less overtime cost.

“We’re working hard and getting the job done to ensure that you the citizen get the best law enforcement service for every dollar spent.” Sheriff Jones Said.
whatever

Nashville, TN

#191 May 31, 2010
A recent Sidelines editorial prompted a call from the university president to the Rutherford County Sheriff, who then threatened legal action against the newspaper and ordered criminal background checks performed on its staffers, according to the sheriff's lawyer.

A four-word phrase in the Feb. 18 editorial prompted university President Sidney McPhee to call Sheriff Truman Jones. The sheriff's department's general counsel, Edward Farmer, then sent a letter to Sidelines Editor in Chief Patrick Chinnery threatening possible litigation.

Chinnery said Farmer told him in a phone conversation March 1 that the department had performed criminal background checks on all Sidelines staff members listed in the staff box of the paper.

In the editorial, the Daily News Journal was described as featuring only "the happy news" of the community: "MTSU is great, the city of Murfreesboro and its mayor are great, the sheriff and his merry band of thugs are great and so on," the editorial read.

The phrase "merry band of thugs" led to the letter from the sheriff's office. The letter was written Feb. 23 after McPhee and Jones discussed the editorial, about which McPhee refused all blame and expressed regret.
whatever

Nashville, TN

#192 May 31, 2010
ETC., ETC., ETC.
trumanjonesfan

Winchester, TN

#193 May 31, 2010
SHERIFF TRUMAN JONES:

Sheriff Jones is a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in Donelson and has maintained his certification by the state’s Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission throughout his career by receiving over 1400 hours of specialized law enforcement training from courses that included the following: Basic Law Enforcement procedures Training, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Sexual Abuse Investigations, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement and Detention Personnel, Supervision and Management of Police Personnel, Highway Safety Programs, Cults & Sects, Upper Management of Detention Facilities, Grant Review for Law Enforcement and Detention (JAG, Byrne), Homeland Security Terrorist Education Training and Domestic Preparedness

Experience does Count:

*38 Years of Continuous Experience in Law Enforcement.
*27 Years of Service as the Sheriff of Rutherford County.
*P.O.S.T.(police officer standards and training) Certified to serve in Law Enforcement

*Operates a 900 Bed Adult Detention Center.
*Daily manages over 400 personnel within 6 main Divisionsconsisting of Patrol, Criminal Investigation, Narcotics,Investigations, I.C.E., School Resource Officer, Communications, Warrants and Records, Judicial Security and Administration.

*Has served as Chairman of the 911 Board since its inception.

OPPONENT:

*11 Total Years of Service
*6 Years of Service as a Detention Officer
*2 Years Service on Patrol (Is Not P.O.S.T. Certified)
*2 Years Service as an SRO (Demoted to Detention)
*Has never held any position of Authority in Rank as a Supervisor in Corrections and/or Law Enforcement.
lawdog2

Winchester, TN

#194 May 31, 2010
Nope...wrong office, no cigar for you.....
monet

Winchester, TN

#195 May 31, 2010
I have been reading all these blogs and I am amazed at the absurdity of it all. First, this is an election year, and anyone is entitled to run for an office if he or she chooses to do so. I am a voter, and I decide who can do the best job in any elected position. I have already made up my mind that Mr. Arnold is not qualified to serve as the sheriff of this county. I do not know all the details of every allegation made, but I have read, researched and talked to many people. I am not going to say anything negative about either candidate. I will just say I think Sheriff Jones if the more qualified candidate. Enough said.
lawdog3

Murfreesboro, TN

#196 May 31, 2010
monet

Winchester, TN

#197 May 31, 2010
Why is everyone on this post trying to figure out who the other people posting are. It is obvious that the people who are posting negative comments about Truman Jones are in Arnold's camp and vice versa. As I said before, I am simply voting based on the candidates' qualifications or lack thereof. Truman Jones fan posted the facts of the qualifications, and it backs up what my reading, researching and talking with other voters already confirmed. Please dont come back with a snipe at my post. Just as everyone is entitled to run, everyone is entitled to vote. I think the margin of the votes on this site are a good indication of the winner in August
lawdog3

Murfreesboro, TN

#198 May 31, 2010
From: Dan Goodwin
Sent: Thu 5/20/2010 13:25
To: SO-All Users Email
Subject: Public Records Policy Announcement from Sheriff Jones


The following is now policy, per Sheriff Jones:

ToAll RCSO Employees;

Increased demands by some media for documentation and personnel files have eaten up much employee time and thousands of pages in copies the past few years.

Therefore, any request for document copies that require more than five (5) pages shall now have a charge attached. If a request exceeds five pages, a charge shall be applied to the entire number of copies.

RCSO shall charge media and the public according to the Schedule of Reasonable Fees established by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Office of Open Records Counsel: 15 cents per page for single-sided copies.

Besides personnel in the Warrants Division who deal daily with these requests, no employee shall distribute ANY records of this department in ANY form unless ordered to do so by the Sheriff or his Designees
Sincerely,

Sheriff Truman Jones Jr.
May 20, 2010




Do not forward without the express written permission of the above-named author of this message. The information in this E-mail message is confidential and intended only for the use of its intended recipient. If you, the reader of this message, are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you should not further disseminate, distribute, or forward this E-mail message. If you have received this E-mail in error, please notify the sender and destroy the message. Thank You.
monet

Winchester, TN

#199 May 31, 2010
Again, I am amazed at the negative comments and posts. Why would anyone be influenced by a rediculous utube video. I went to it thinking it would be informative, but it was just offensive. And I am not sure what is wrong with the Sheriff's policy on copies. I am always required to pay for a copy if I go into a public office and want a copy. The taxpayers have to pay for the copiers and supplies, so why shouldn't the person requesting copies pay and deflect some of the taxpayer's money. I dont get your point.
lawdog2

Winchester, TN

#200 May 31, 2010
You just made a bad mistake, I am in law enforcement and I am sure your, maybe once but, you have just violated the law by forwarding said e-mail it has a warning for government use only. Ouch. Your not right bright are you.
lawdog2

Winchester, TN

#201 May 31, 2010
Ok....so the Sheriff's Office charges, So does everyone else...big deal. My question is where is Arnold's experience, what grand thing has he done...Robert what have you done....
lawdog3

Murfreesboro, TN

#202 May 31, 2010

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Murfreesboro Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
any civil rights attorneys around? 23 hr civil rights 1
Yates in smyrna (Mar '11) Wed Crittermane21 1,562
Tammy black Tue interested 1
rock haven (May '12) Jul 21 Kool guy 10
Lady Janes Haircuts for men Jul 20 wut 12
News Oakland High teacher charged with 3 counts of S... Jul 19 LoriInTN 2
Lacy Jul 19 Just another day 8

Murfreesboro Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Murfreesboro Mortgages