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940 New Salem Highway • Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129 • (615) 898-7720



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Rutherford County
Sheriff's Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-7720

School Resources – Major Jacoby O'Gwynn

Major Jacoby O’Gwynn supervises the School Resource Officers, Training, Communications and Community Services Divisions at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

School Resource Officers provide law enforcement, counseling and education to students attending county schools.

Officers attend regular classes through the Training Division to keep them up-to-date on the latest technologies in law enforcement.

Communications officers answer emergency 911 calls and non-emergency calls and dispatch officers to the complaints.

Community Services Unit deputies plan the annual 9-11 memorial, coordinate the Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy and Senior Citizens’ Academy classes, educate parents about proper child safety seat installation, organize Neighborhood Watch programs and work with School Patrol officers.

Major O’Gwynn’s law enforcement career began in 1997 when he became a detention officer at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. He joined Murfreesboro Police Department as a patrol officer in November 1998. As a patrol officer, he gained experience in several positions as a Community Oriented Police Services officer and in the crime suppression and parks units. He was a Field Training Officer who trained rookie officers. He was later promoted to the supervisory position of sergeant.

Major O’Gwynn earned honors as the Exchange Club’s Officer of the Year in 2009. He was recognized for saving the life of a young child in a near drowning and rescuing three people trapped in Stones River near the General Bragg Trailhead.

“I would like to promote and maintain pro-active law enforcement divisions to serve the citizens of Rutherford County and to keep the county a safe place to live.”