Captain Anthony W.
Patrol Division Commander
began his career with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in 1989. In
1994 he transferred from the Patrol Division to the Criminal
Investigations Division/ Violent Crimes Unit. In 1999 Captain Heavner
transferred to the Patrol Division where he served as Shift Commander,
and later returned to Criminal Investigations as Property Crimes
Lieutenant in 2001. In 2004 Captain Heavner attended the Northwestern
University’s Staff Police Command School; he has since completed his
Bachelor of Science Degree through Bethel University, and he recently
obtained his Masters of Business Administration Degree.
has obtained a variety of certifications throughout his career
including; Instructor Development, Auto Theft Investigations, Arson
Investigations and Computer Forensics Investigator. Capt. Heavner is
currently a member of the United States Secret Service Electronic
Crimes Task Force, and recently served as the Facilities Committee
Chairman, on the Community Task Force for Public Education.
Captain Patrol Division
April 2009 - Present
Lieutenant Criminal Investigations September 2001 – April 2009
Lieutenant Patrol Shift Commander July 1999 - September 2001
Sergeant Criminal Investigations July 1996 - July 1999
Criminal Investigator September 1994 -
1989- September 1994
University, McKenzie, TN, MBA, August 2009
University, McKenzie, TN, Bachelor, Management and Organizational
Development, December 2007
University, Evanston, IL, Certificate, Staff Police Command
School, September 2004
Received 21 semester hours in management training, through the Kellogg
School of Business
Police Officer, Tennessee - Tennessee Law Enforcement Training
Arson Investigation•, •University of Tennessee
Martin, Center for Professional Development•, •Jackson, Tennessee•,
Basic Computer Crimes Investigations•,
•National Computer Forensics Institute•, •Hoover, Alabama•, •2007
Interview and Interrogation•, •John E. Reid
and Associates•, •Nashville, Tennessee•, •1998
Instructor Development•, •Tennessee Law
Enforcement Training Academy•, •Jackson, Tennessee•, •1997
Criminal Investigation•, •Tennessee Law
Enforcement Training Academy•, •Nashville, Tennessee•, •1995
Injury and Death Investigation•, •Tennessee Law Enforcement
Training Academy•, •Selmer, Tennessee•, •1996
Division Commander Duties include but not limited to:
reports directly to the Assistant Chief of the Department.
The Captain is
charged with responsibility for the efficiency and discipline of all
employees under his command.
Division Commander, supervises personnel engaged in the investigation
of criminal offenses; participates in more difficult and sensitive
situations, and insures preparation and maintenance of necessary
records and reports.
administrative assistance to superior officers, assists in developing
and implementing new or revised policies and procedures, and
interprets policies and procedures to department members.