Captain Anthony Heavner - Division Commander

 
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DEPUTY SHERIFF'S PRAYER
 
LORD, PLEASE GIVE ME THE QUALITIES TO WEAR THIS STAR PROUDLY.
 
I ASK FOR THE STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND DEDICATION TO CARRY THE SYMBOL THAT HAS STOOD FOR LAW AND ORDER THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTRY'S HISTORY.
 
STRENGTH TO PROTECT OTHERS, COURAGE TO DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE, PLUS DEDICATION TO MY JOB AND TO MY COMMUNITY.
 
...........AND PLEASE LORD, THROUGH IT ALL, BE AT MY SIDE.
 
AMEN

 

 

The Patrol Division is directly responsible for handling citizen calls for service. It is divided into three patrol shifts ensuring adequate and effective 24 hour coverage for the citizens of Madison County. A Lieutenant and Sergeant supervise each shift.

Patrol Division Phone: (731) 423-6000 or dial 911 if an emergency.  The Patrol Division Commander is Captain Anthony Heavner.

 

Captain Anthony W. Heavner

Patrol Division Commander

     Captain Heavner 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.

     Captain Heavner 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.  

 

Professional Background


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 - July 1996

Deputy                                                   September 1989- September 1994

 

 

Education


 Bethel University, McKenzie, TN, MBA, August 2009

 Bethel University, McKenzie, TN, Bachelor, Management and Organizational Development, December 2007

 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Certificate, Staff Police Command School, September 2004
Received 21 semester hours in management training, through the Kellogg School of Business

 


Licenses and Specialized Training


 POST Certified Police Officer, Tennessee - Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, 1991

Arson Investigation•, •University of Tennessee Martin, Center for Professional Development•, •Jackson, Tennessee•, •2008

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

 

Duties

Patrol Division Commander Duties include but not limited to:

The Captain 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.

The Patrol 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.

 Provides administrative assistance to superior officers, assists in developing and implementing new or revised policies and procedures, and interprets policies and procedures to department members.

 

 
 

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