Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Two Mt. Juliet police officers graduated with top honors from the Basic Police School at the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Greeneville, Tennessee this morning. Mt. Juliet’s newest police officers Jacob Berti and Samuel Lewis, along with 35 other law enforcement officers across Tennessee, took part in a graduation ceremony for Class 118 held at Walters State Community College.
Officer Berti served as the Class President and received the Dr. Wade B. McCamey Leadership Award. Before becoming a police officer, he grew up in Old Hickory and attended Donelson Christian Academy. He further graduated from the University of Tennesee – Chattanooga with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.
Officer Lewis served as a Team Leader and received the Academic Award. Before becoming a police officer, he served in the United States Army in tactical medicine, further graduating from Wright State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
“On behalf of our department family, we are very proud of their achievement. They performed exceptionally well and represented the Mt. Juliet community in the highest regard. They will be wonderful servants to our community,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick