According to a letter from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Capt. Tom Wasson of BCSO’s Training Division, Henry completed 40 hours of training including several levels of firearm instruction, Taser use, Radar instruction ethics and social training.
Wasson said the in-service classes began in February and ended in December.
“Tennessee constables are officers of the Tennessee Judicial System as prescribed by the state Construction who are sworn and bonded peace officers with full powers of arrest under Tennessee Code Annotated Title 8, chapter 10. They are charged with keeping the peace and with the enforcement of the laws of the state, county and its cities.
While their powers as peace officers are valid statewide, their activities are generally conducted in the county where they are elected.
Tennessee Code requires that to be certified as a law enforcement officer with powers of arrest the constable is required to participate in 40 hours of in-service training and to be range-qualified each year by a Certified Firearms Instructor prior to carrying a firearm in an official capacity.
Most constables have obtained a Department of Safety Handgun Carry Permit in addition to their constable weapons training,” according to the Tennessee Constables web site.