Captain W. G. Campbell

(Interim Chief Deputy)


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.
  ​Special Ops Command Responsibilities:

Traffic Unit - SRO Unit · Environmental Honor Guard - Public Service Unit - Marine Patrol - Special Events - Motor Squad - Senior Registry - Chaplains

Former positions held by Captain Campbell:
Detective (Reserve), Patrol (Reserve), Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant