The town of Big Sandy has selected a new police officer according to town Mayor Ron Lane. “After almost six months of searching for just the right person and reviewing many applications and interviewing several candidates, the Big sandy Board of Aldermen settled on Jackie Sykes, a 30 year veteran of law enforcement originally from Henry County. Jackie has extensive training in all facets of law enforcement including child abuse training, Past president of the Tennessee D.A.R.E. Officer Association, non-crisis-non violence instructor, grant writing, school resource officer and has a degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University.” Mayor Lane also stated, “We are very pleased to have Jackie as our new Police Officer. We believe he will be a good fit for Big Sandy and look forward to having him meet the citizens. We do want to thank all of the other applicants and the interest of everyone during this process.”
Jackie Skyes first day on the job will be July 20th. he will be sworn in as Big Sandy’s Police Officer on Tuesday July 21 at the regular monthly meeting.