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Retired Assistant Director - Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy/Tennessee POST
In 2018 Ray Farris retired as Assistant Director from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy where he was assigned to oversee Basic Training and the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST) as well as Specialized Training. He has over 30 years of total service in the state of Tennessee serving in a variety of positions. Ray has also served as Vice President of Bethel University and Vice President for Savant Learning Systems, a private higher education and training company. He is also currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Criminal Justice Program at Bethel University and serves on the Academic Review Committee for Masters candidates. He received his Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Technological University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 265), Police Staff and Command School at Northwestern University. Training certifications include: Criminal and Constitutional Law, Courtroom Security, Leadership, Internal Affairs, Management, Firearms and Emergency Vehicle Operations, and many others. Ray has lectured/taught judges, , court clerks, elected officials, chiefs, sheriffs and officers nationwide at numerous national and state conferences including the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training Conference, the National Association of Field Training Officers, the National Corrections Training Officers Conference, the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, the Oregon Sheriff’s Jail Command Council, the Kentucky Department of Corrections, the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Annual Conferences, the Tennessee Sheriffs Association and the Tennessee Chiefs Association, to name a few.