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Rutherford County
Sheriff's Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-7770

Commander Jacoby O'Gwynn

Image of Commander O'GwynnCommander Jacoby O’Gwynn supervises the Patrol, School Resource Officers, Special Enforcement Bureau, Training, Warrants, Communications and Community Services Divisions at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrol officers answer calls, report on crimes and prevent crimes by patrolling through the neighborhoods of Rutherford County. A combination of detectives and patrol deputies comprise the Felony Arrest Special Tactical team and the Special Response Team. Patrol officers are specially trained for the Hostage Negotiations Team.

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

The Special Enforcement Bureau is comprised of the Narcotics Unit to battle illegal drugs, the Interstate Crime Enforcement unit to handle interstate calls, the K-9 unit of handlers and dogs for narcotics enforcement, the Active Crime Enforcement unit, the Dive Team and Mounted Patrol.

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

Warrants deputies serve civil documents such as evictions and unpaid debts along with criminal warrants charging suspects with crimes. The division keeps the records of warrants and crime reports.

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.

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, O’Gwynn 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.

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,” O’Gwynn said.