Kerry Nelson has been with the Rutherford County Sheriff's office since January of 1985. During that time he has served in patrol, court security, narcotics, and since 2000 in the School Resource Officer Division. Kerry spent ten years on the F.A.S.T. Team and is currently a member of the Departments Mounted Patrol. A 1989 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Kerry has been fortunate to attend over 25 specialized law enforcement schools. Prior to working at the Sheriff's Office Kerry spent 3 years at the LaVergne Police Department and two years at the M.T.S.U. Police Department. Kerry is an Instructor for the National Association of School Resource Officers. Kerry has taught as near as Murfreesboro and as far as Guam and the Republic of Georgia.