Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Two Mt. Juliet police officers graduated from the Basic Police School at the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Greeneville, Tennessee this morning. Mt. Juliet’s newest police officers Zachary Kamer and Jason Messick, along with 45 other law enforcement officers across Tennessee, took part in a graduation ceremony for Class 120 held at Walters State Community College.
Before becoming a police officer, Officer Kamer grew up in Lebanon and attended Lebanon High School. Before joining the department, he served at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
Before becoming a police officer, Officer Messick grew up in Troy and attended Obion County Central, further graduating from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He served as a college intern at the department during his studies.
“On behalf of our department family, we are proud of their achievement. They performed well and shined a positive light on the Mt. Juliet community. They will be wonderful servants to our residents and visitors,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick.