Two LCSO officers promoted in patrol and detective divisions

Community, Press Release
LOUDON COUNTY, TENN.- Sheriff Tim Guider announced the promotion of two sheriff’s office employees yesterday at his weekly leadership team meeting.
Deputy Kevin Kirkland has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Detectives Division. Detective Sergeant Kirkland began his career at LCSO in the Corrections Division in 2013 and was promoted to Corrections Corporal in 2015. Kirkland was promoted to the Patrol Division in 2017. Most recently, Sergeant Kirkland was assigned to the School Resource Officer Division at Eaton’s Elementary School. Kirkland is a 2017 graduate of the Knox County Regional Training Academy and holds an Associates Degree in Science from Roane State Community College.
Corporal Chris Jenkins was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Patrol Division. Sergeant Jenkins began his career at LCSO in 2002 in the Corrections Division. In 2003 Jenkins was promoted to the Patrol Division. In 2007, Sergeant Jenkins was selected to serve as a K9 Handler within LCSO’s K9 Unit. And in 2018, Jenkins was promoted to Patrol Corporal. Jenkins is a 2004 graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. Sergeant Jenkins will lead and oversee operations of LCSO’s Day Squad.
From Sheriff Tim Guider, Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis, and all of us at LCSO, Congratulations Sergeant Kirkland and Sergeant Jenkins on your well-deserved promotions. We all wish you great success as your journeys in your new roles begin!

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