MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic Police Academy
Walters State Community College’s Police Academy held graduation ceremonies for their 108th class on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Morristown Police Department’s (MPD) newest officers, Kelsey Hickey, Scotty Cauthen and Adam Kimbrough were among the graduating class.
Officer Scotty Cauthen was awarded the Charles Edward Baskette Memorial Award. According to Nathan Antrican, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Walters State and a Police Academy Instructor the award is “voted on by academy staff. It is given to one member of the class who has overcome challenges or difficulties either before or during the academy. Cauthen did great in the academy, had a good attitude and did what he had to in order to successfully complete the academy.”
Officer Cauthen’s challenge he overcame was sustaining an injury in the military. Once back to civilian life, he had to work and adjust in order to begin a career with the Morristown Police Department and successfully complete the academy.
Morristown Police Department Chief Roger Overholt welcomes these new officers to the MPD. Overholt stated, “We continue to recruit dedicated individuals to serve our community.”
Pictured Left to Right: Deputy Chief Jones, Cauthen, Hickey, Kimbrough, Chief Overholt and Lt. King