Janet Conley is the Assistant to the Sheriff: she is responsible for executive correspondence, meeting minutes, scheduling, agendas, phone calls and drop-in visitors. Manage requests and reports. In addition, her duties are:
Process payroll for over 200 employees; balance accounting books. HR: facilitate new-hire process; complete reports of injury/illness and safety incidents; coordinate logistics for Employee Recognition Program and special events, and Community contact and volunteer coordinator.
She has an earned Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and graduated with honors
from Franklin University,Columbus, OH and an Associate of Applied Business in Business
Management where she also graduated with honors at Edison State Community College, Piqua, OH
She is married to retired chief of police (Ohio) Phil Conley.
Judicial - Corrections - Services Bureau
Support Services Division
Patrol - Reserves - STAR Team - SWAT
Captain Stone began his duties with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office as a Reserve deputy. He was hired full-time as a patrol deputy in August 1997 . In 1999 he was assigned to the School Resource Office Program and assigned to Black Fox Elementary School. In 2003 he was reassigned to the Drug Enforcement unit as a detective. In 2006 he was promoted to supervised the drug unit. From September 2010 to July 2011 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective. He was promoted to Sergeant, and then to Lt. supervising the Special Investigative Unit. In September of 2013 he was promoted to Captain and supervisor of the Patrol Division.
He has been a member of the SWAT Team since September 1999 and team commander since June 2008.
He graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1994 with TN Honors Diploma and has Approximately 90 hours of college towards a Bachelor’s Degree. He is a graduate of the Basic Police Academy, He has more than 1,400 hours of specialized training outside of regular department in-service, with emphasis in investigations, tactical operations, supervision, and command decision making.
Special Operations Division
SROs - Traffic - Public Service - Special Events - Marine Safety Patrol
Captain W.G. Campbell has over 22 years of service with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, currently supervising the Special Operations Division. Captain Campbell began his career in 1991 as a reserve deputy and later became a full time member of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office in March 1994. Captain Campbell’s entire career has been involved in some aspect of patrol service where he held the ranks of Field Training Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant, before his promotion to Captain in November 2011. Captain Campbell has over 16 years of supervisory experience with 13 years in a command position. He has received numerous awards and commendations in his career, including Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, Supervisor of the Year and the Sheriff’s Career Excellence Award. Captain Campbell is a graduate of Bradley Central High School, and nearing completion of his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Cleveland State Community College Basic Police Academy, the FBI Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development and the University of Tennessee South Eastern Command. Captain Campbell has attended and successfully completed many other law enforcement training courses with a concentration in Crash Investigation, including At-Scene Homicide Crash Investigation, Advanced Crash Investigation, Crash Reconstruction, Applied Physics, Computerized Collision Diagramming and Forensic Mapping. Captain Campbell is one of four law enforcement officers in Tennessee to fulfill the rigid requirements for ACTAR (Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction) Certification which is a nationally recognized program offering certification in crash investigation and reconstruction. He has been recognized in court as an expert in this area. He is a certified Police Instructor on crash investigation and D.U.I. and has taught or trained over 1500 hundred police officers in Tennessee. Captain Campbell has many achievements during his 22 year career. He developed many of the guidelines and policies establishing the Traffic Unit. Under his leadership, the Traffic Unit has received recognition for being among the best in the state in 2005, and winning Best in State, 2008 from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety .Office.
Criminal Investigations Division
Captain David Shoemaker was born and reared in Cleveland and was in the Class of 1992 at Bradley High School. He received a B.S. degree in Business Management from Liberty University.
Shoemaker began his law-enforcement career in 1998 with the Atlanta Georgia Police Department. He distinguished himself both as a patrol officer and as an investigator. In 2004 he returned home and joined the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. He has served as a detective in drug enforcement and crimes against persons. He has supervised as Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant. Since joining the sheriff’s office he has investigated and directed many homicides and other criminal investigations. He has extensive training in law-enforcement management, homicide investigations, child death investigations, and many other fields of law-enforcement.
Major Collins has been associated with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office for over 21 years. He began his career in 1992 starting as a reserve deputy. In 1994, he was hired in a full time capacity serving in the patrol division. He is also a former member of the SWAT team. Collins worked his way through the ranks being promoted to a corporal, sergeant, and then to lieutenant. He worked as a lieutenant for seven years supervising patrol deputies in the field and was promoted to the rank of captain in September 2006. In 2010 he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. As a captain, Collins has overseen all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. He has served as the Captain of Training and Support Services, the Director of Budget and Finance, the Patrol Division Captain, and as the Jail Administrator. He was promoted to the rank of major in November of 2011, overseeing all law enforcement activities for the Law Enforcement Operations Bureau. He currently is assigned as the Major over the Judicial Services and Corrections Bureau. In this position, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of these two areas, which include the following: securing the courts, service of all civil process and criminal warrants, transportation of fugitive inmates, and all jail operations.
Director Gwen Beavers supervises the Corrections Bureau, where she is responsible for the operational functions of the corrections division which includes the staff and inmate population of the Bradley County jail. Director Beavers joined the corrections division in 1993 after working in the broadcasting industry for five years. She has attended a number of specialized schools offering extensive training in various aspects of corrections and jail operations. During her 21 years with the agency she has held a number of supervisory and administrative positions.She began her career as a corrections officer, but was soon promoted to shift sergeant and lieutenant before being appointed Training Coordinator in 2006, Assistant Jail Administrator in 2010, and Director of Corrections in 2011. Director Beavers played a key role developing and implementing many of the policies that are still being used today pertaining to jail operations the supervision of inmates and jail operations.
Major Jim Hodgson oversees all of the agency's training, support Services, and Administrative Services functions. Specifically, his bureau is responsible for budgeting, purchasing, payroll, human resources, records, customer service, property and evidence management, fleet management, and maintenance, facility maintenance, information systems, communications systems, security systems, all law enforcement and corrections training, career development, and crime prevention programs. In addition, Major Hodgson serves as a crisis negotiator for the agency.
Major Hodgson began his law enforcement career in 1974 as a Public Safety Office with the University of Georgia Police Department. Over the past 39 years he has served in various patrol, investigative, management, training and administrative assignments with agencies in Georgia and Tennessee. He joined the Bradley County Sheriff's Office in 1987 as a patrol shift commander. He has served in a number of supervisory and administrative roles during more than 26 years wit the agency, and has contributed to development and implementation of many of the agency's law enforcement service innovations, including the agency's implementation of the Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program from 1998 - 1994, and transition to the community policing philosophy from 1994-2000. From 2002 - 2004 he served as Transition Coordinator for the staffing, equipping, policy development, operational planning and start-up of the Bradley County Justice Complex which opened in 2004. In 2013, he received the Sheriff's Career Excellence Award in recognition of his contributions and achievements.
Judicial Services Division
Courts - Transports - Fugitive
Captain Bill Dyer has 28 years of service with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office. He began his career as a volunteer reserve patrol deputy before accepting a full time position as a correctional deputy. He later transferred to the patrol division where, in addition to his regular duties, he served as a member of the SWAT team. Captain Dyer has 20 years of supervisory experience throughout the sheriff's office, with 16 of those years in a command and leadership position. Captain Dyer has received numerous awards and commendations during his public service career, including the Medal of Valor, Meritorious service, and the Medal of Heroism.
Captain Dyer holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice Administration, graduating with high honors, and is currently completing a MBA degree with a concentration in public administration.
Captain Dyer supervises the Judicial Services Division, which includes courts and court security, transportation, and fugitive services.
The office of sheriff is ancient in origin; its beginning can be traced back centuries to medieval England. The office of sheriff has been provided for in each of Tennessee’s three constitutions (1796, 1835 and 1870) and was retained in the latest amendment in 1978. The sheriff is elected to a four-year term in the August general election in the same year in which the governor is elected. Sheriffs are constitutional officers.
Today, the sheriff's statutory duties encompass his common law duties and can be grouped into four broad categories: (1) keeping the peace, (2) attending the courts, (3) serving the process and orders of the courts, and (4) operating the jail.
"I believe in the year 2013 that great strides were made toward my initial goal of building a unified, professional sheriff's office, dedicated to keeping Bradley County residents safe. The main emphasis is crime prevention, safe streets, safe neighborhoods, and safe schools." Sheriff Jim Ruth
The Chief Deputy answers directly to the Sheriff and is responsible for the day to day operations and performance of the three bureaus: Operations (all law-enforcement), Corrections, and Administrative services.The Chief assists the Sheriff and staff in developing policy, budget considerations, strategic investigations, policing procedures, and planning and preparing law enforcement efforts and leadership for Bradley County's current and future needs.
Support Services Division