Commission Members

Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 38-8-102 (b)(1):

The Commission shall consist of one (1) police officer below the rank of assistant chief, or equivalent rank:
Captain Rita B. Baker Metro Nashville Police Department
The State Attorney General and Reporter:
Senior Counsel Brent Cherry Attorney General’s Office
Two (2) sheriffs and two (2) municipal chiefs of police who shall be appointed by the governor and serve at his pleasure:
Sheriff Ric Wilson Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Jeff Long Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Glenn Chrisman Murfreesboro Police Department
Chief Kim Wallace Dover Police Department
One (1) non-supervisory police officers:
William A. Forrester Memphis Police Department
One (1) member of the senate and one (1) member of the House of Representatives who shall be appointed by the respective speakers and who shall be non-voting members of the Commission to serve for terms of two (2) years:
Mike Bell Senator
Bud Hulsey Representative
Two (2) citizens who are not connected with law enforcement, one (1) of whom shall be appointed by a resolution of the house of representatives, and one (1) of whom shall be appointed by resolution of the senate to serve for terms of two (2) years:
VACANT Senate Appointee
VACANT House of Representative Appointee
And three (3) additional members to be appointed by the governor:
Mike Hannon Newport, TN
VACANT  
Carl Jenkins Powell, TN
(a) The Director of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy shall serve as the Executive Secretary of the Commission:
Brian Grisham Executive Secretary
(b) Staff for the Commission shall be provided through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy:
Ben Wrather Assistant Director
Dexter Mines LE Training Instructor/Investigator
Shana Roberts LE Training Instructor/Investigator
Greg Wassom Investigator
Dean Lewis Administrative Services Assistant III
Janine Breeden Administrative Services Assistant II
Carolyn McNeill Administrative Secretary