Friday, August 15 2014, 07:55 PM EDT
Bradley Sheriff Names New Chief Deputy
A highly anticipated announcement from the next Bradley County Sheriff Friday afternoon.
Sheriff-Elect Eric Watson introduced Brian Smith as the new Chief Deputy.
Our cameras were at the news conference at the Bradley County Courthouse in Cleveland.
Smith brings 32 years of experience in law enforcement to the Sheriff's Department.
"I retired a couple years ago out of law enforcement after a 32 year career and Eric asked me in late May if I would come back and assist him in taking the Sheriff's Department in a new direction and I look forward to that," Smith said.
Watson also used today's news conference to introduce some other faces.
Including the new Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division, the Director of Support Services, and the new Captain of Corrections and Judicial Services.
They will all take office on September 1st.