Andy Dossett- Chief of Police
Chief Dossett, a native of Hancock County, began his law enforcement career in 1996 with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. He has served in several capacities over the years, including K-9 handler, patrol sergeant, narcotic investigations, special operations response team member and commander and as a chief of police for nearly 9 years. He was assigned to the JCPD patrol division until his promotion to Chief of Police in January of 2015. Dossett holds an AS in Criminal Justice, an AAS in Public Safety, a BS in Management and a MS in Criminal Justice. He is a certified instructor of firearms, special weapons and tactics and active shooter response. Dossett is a graduate of the National Tactical Officer’s Association Special Weapons and Tactics Command and Leadership School, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Leadership and Command School, Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Customs “Blue Lightening Strike Force”, Basic and Advanced Clandestine Lab Investigations, Tactical Clandestine Lab Operations and is an active member of the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force and the Tennessee and National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Captain Darrell Turley
Capt. Turley, a native of Jefferson County and 35 year law enforcement veteran, started his career with the JCPD in 1980 as a dispatcher/jailer. In 1981 he was transferred to the patrol division where he worked until his promotion to patrol sergeant in 1989. In 1999 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division as a criminal investigator and in 2012 served as the Interim Chief of Police. In 2015, Turley was promoted to the rank of Captain, second in command of the JCPD. Turley oversees the Training Division and Evidence Management Section. Capt. Turley attended Walters State Community College and is a 1981 graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. He is the department’s training officer and general department instructor. He holds certifications as a Glock and AR-15 Armorer and instructor certifications in firearms, active shooter and workplace violence, basic and intermediate Special Weapons and Tactics, National Tactical Officers Special Weapons and Tactics Supervision and Command, mid-management leadership and law enforcement management and administration.
Lieutenant Jerome West- Patrol Division Commander
Lt. West, a native of Jefferson County, started his career with the Knoxville Police Department in 1995 after playing college football at Appalachian State University and Carson Newman College. In 1996, Lt. West joined the ranks of the JCPD as a patrolman where he was eventually promoted to Corporal then Sergeant and is now the current commander of the patrol division. Lt. West is a graduate of the Knoxville Police Department Training Academy and holds a BA in Communications. He has attended numerous law enforcement training classes and is an active member of the JCPD Special Response Team.