Officer Harrison is a 12 year law enforcement veteran serving with University of Tennessee Police, Tennessee Valley Authority Police and currently with City of Loudon Police. Officer Harrison serves as the Field Training Officer on the evening shift. As an FTO he is responsible for training newly hired police officers by demonstrating the proper procedures utilized by personnel acting in the uniformed patrol capacity during the shift. Many of the teaching techniques are demonstrated by FTOs through examples, and therefore only veteran exemplary officers may be chosen to serve in this capacity. Officer Harrison has been selected because he is one of the BEST of Loudons finest.
Officer Harrison is also an DUI instructor, is a member of the Regional SWAT team, and a member of the City of Loudon Police Department Honor Guard.
Officer Bobby Lankford has served with the City of Loudon Police Department for many years and in many different capacities. Officer Lankford began his career as a volunteer reserve officer in 1994 and worked his way up to a part-time position and later promoted to a full-time position in 1997. Many of our full-time officers have gone through this same process by beginning as volunteer reserve officers.
Officer Lankford is currently on the Adam Squad working dayshift and serves as the dayshift Field Training Officer as he understands from his own experiences how important the training of new officers can be to the future of the City of Loudon Police Department and the community we serve.
Officer Lankford also acts as the departments lead firearms instructor, armory officer, and a sniper trained member of the Regional SWAT Team.
Officer Kent Russell is a native of Loudon and second-generation law enforcement officer.
Kent served as a military policeman in the US Army and as a Public Safety Officer with the Tennessee Valley Authority before returning home to the Loudon Police Department in 1995.
Officer Kenny Ridings is a native of Loudon and second generation Loudon Police Officer. Kenny has been with LPD since 1986. He has worked in various capacities for the department.
In the past he was a School Resource Officer at Ft. Loudon Middle School and Loudon Elementary School, where he taught D.A.R. E. and was a child protective seat technician.
Detective Mike Newman has called Loudon home since he was eight years old. Growing up in Loudon he always interested in law enforcement. In 1987 he became a graduate of Loudon High School that same summer he joined the Tennessee National Guard and served in the guard for nine years as a 19 Delta (Calvary Scout).
In June of 1990 his break in law enforcement came he was hired as Deputy Sheriff for the Loudon County Sheriff Department. Where he primarily worked the mid-night shift. While at the Sheriff's Department he was able to attend the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Nashville in 1991.
In January of 1995 another great opportunity in law enforcement arose when he was able to join the ranks of the City of Loudon Police Department. In serving with the police department Detective Newman has been the General Departmental Training Instructor and School Resource Officer. Currently he serves as the Charlie Squad Sergeant
Sgt. Bill Evans is the 2nd Shift Sergeant and has been the with police department since August 1997.
Sgt. Evans is also a firearms enthusiast and is one of the key members of our departmental training staff that assists with range qualifications. This is an important part of the Loudon Police Department's annual and on-going preparations as all officers are required to participate twice per year.
Robert Newman proudly calls Loudon Home since the age of 6. He is married and has one son.
Robert Newman began his career in law enforcement in 1994 as a volunteer reserveOfficer with the City of Loudon Police Department. In 1995, he began to serve in a part-time capacity until his promotion to full-time later that year in October. Robert Newman was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2004 and assigned to supervise the Charlie Squad (Night shift).
During his service to the City of Loudon, Robert Newman has received training in multiple fields of law enforcement. In 1996 he graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donaldson TN. He has received training in drug interdiction at the Regional Counter Drug Training Academy in Meridian Ms. He has received training through the Governors Highway Safety Office in DUI detection.
Robert Newman has also received tactical training including level 1 swat, level 2 swat, Weapons of Mass Destruction and swat command. He has utilized this training by serving as Deputy Commander of the multi-jurisdictional swat team.
Brian Jenkins is a life long resident of the Loudon area and graduated from Loudon High School in 1989. Detective Jenkins has been serving with the Loudon Police Dept since January of 1996. He graduated from the Knoxville Police Department Training Academy in November of 1996.
Detective Jenkins holds an Associate of science in Criminal Justice Degree from Roane State Community College where he graduated Cum Laude. Detective Jenkins currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Criminal Justice program at Roane State Community College. Detective Jenkins has received training from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Crisis / Hostage negotiation.
Detective Jenkins holds many different certifications in the areas of narcotics investigations and criminal interdiction patrols which includes training from the United States Department Of Justice and The Drug Enforcement Administration; as well as the Regional Counter Drug Training Academy in Meridian Mississippi and the United States Military Police Counter Drug Course at Fort McCellan Alabama. He puts this training to use while working closely with the 9th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.