Ten reserve officers with the Morristown Police Department graduated an 80-hour training course on November 28th. City Mayor Danny Thomas, Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain, and MPD Police Chief Roger Overholt addressed the graduates and presented them with their certificates. The reserve officers will assist full time officers during critical incidents and special events.
According to Chief Overholt, this program should reduce overtime costs incurred during major incidents and public events. The Reserve Officer Program is a combined effort between the MPD, Morristown City Government, and Hamblen County Government to enhance the public safety services offered to the community.
The chief as well as both mayors commend these officers for their willingness to perform this vital community service. Many of these men have full-time jobs and completed this training course in addition to their regular work day.
From left to right: Jerry Dillard, Morristown City Mayor Danny Thomas, Paul Brown, Chris Bell, Dale Griffie, Dwayne Cole, Johnny Jarnigan, John Hudgens, Drew Slemp, Bill Black, Donald Ellison, Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain and MPD Chief Roger Overholt