Clinton Police Chief Rick Scarbrough, was recently awarded the Certificate of Excellence Level 4 in Executive Leadership by the TN Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP). It is the highest certification the association extends to its members across the state. The certification program was developed this year by the association in an effort to enhance professionalism of law enforcement agencies in Tennessee.

In order to meet the criteria for Level 4 certification, Scarbrough had to have ten years of service in a supervisory role, a master’s degree or 1,060 hours of management/leadership training, a graduate of an executive command program/academy and two years of continuous service as a chief.

Chief Scarbrough holds a master’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum College, he is a 1999 graduate of the FBI National Academy, he also earned a certification as a municipal specialist from the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service and recently completed his 10th year as Clinton’s Chief of Police. Scarbrough, served three terms on the TACP board of directors and currently serves on the executive committee as the state representative at the national and international meetings. Scarbrough, who has served the City of Clinton since 1995, also spent six years with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

“It’s an honor to serve this great community. The training and experience gained through the years has proven to be invaluable. Providing the level of services citizens have become accustomed to continues to be a challenge. However, we have a fine group of officers who help to make the quality of life here in Anderson County, arguably the finest in Tennessee.”
Stated Chief Rick Scarbrough.