Keith’s Resume

Keith Sexton

380 Bugaboo Springs Rd, Jonesborough, TN 37659 · (423) 791-8357


I am an experienced law enforcement professional with over 30 years in policing. I possess experience gained from real-world, command-level leadership. I have served honorably in the patrol divisions, criminal investigations divisions, training units and special operations for both the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Johnson City Police Department. 


January 22, 1991 – April 28, 1993

Patrolman, Washington County Sheriff’s office


April 29, 1993 – January 7, 2003

Sergeant, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

swat team commander

Training Officer, General Departmental Instructor (GDI)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task Force Officer


April 29, 1993 – March 16, 2008

Medical Examiner’s Office Deputy Coroner, Washington County Sheriff’s Office


January 8, 2003 – March 16, 2008

Lieutenant, Watch Commander, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA)  certified narcotics k-9 handler /swat team commander


March 17, 2008 – April 11, 2010

Police officer, power shift, Johnson City Police Department


March 12, 2010 – August 15, 2010

Downtown officer, Johnson City Police Department


August 16, 2010 – February 15, 2012

Investigator, Johnson City Police Department


January 21, 2011 – August 10, 2012

Ancillary EOD Technician, Johnson City Police Department


August 10, 2012 – present

Certified hazardous devices technician, Johnson City Police Department


February 16, 2012 – August 8, 2014

Drug enforcement administration (DEA) task force officer, Johnson City Police Department


August 9, 2014 – march 20, 2016

training officer, Johnson City Police Department


March 21, 2016 – July 1, 2020

Sergeant, training unit supervisor (gdi) – Johnson City Police Department


December 20, 2016 – present

Swat team commander – Johnson City Police Department


July 1, 2017 – PRESENT  

Explosives ordnance disposal team commander – Johnson City Police Department


July 4, 2020 – October 22, 2020

Lieutenant, Patrol Division, Platoon 2


October 23, 2020 – PRESENT

Lieutenant, training unit Supervisor (GDI) – Johnson City Police Department






May 1987 – high school diploma, Daniel Boone High School, Gray, Tn


November 15, 2013 – graduate, summa cum laude, Bethel University, McKenzie Tn, Bachelors degree, criminal justice.


Police Instructor Certifications/ Training

General departmental instructor (gdi)

Post certified master instructor

Tactical team instructor development

Firearms instructor

Chemical weapons instructor (SAFARILAND)

Less lethal weapons instructor

Monadnock pr-24 & meb instructor

Active shooter instructor

Basic swat instructor

Sdvanced swat instructor

Sniper/Observer School, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Street Survival Instructor

Taser instructor

Evoc instructor

Field force tactics instructor

Patrol rifle instructor

Street survival instructor

IED awareness instructor

Certified Explosive breacher (TEES)

Federal Bureau of Investigation, hazardous devices technician class B8-12

Pepperball Weapons Instructor/Armorer

Glock pistol armorer

Patrol rifle (Ar-15) armorer

Shotgun armorer

H&K mP-5 armorer

1911 Armorer, Sig Sauer Academy

Basic Tactical Medical Instructor, FLETC

Tennessee Public Safety Network Critical incident DE-BRIEFER

City of johnson City Municipal management academy Level 1

City of johnson City Municipal management academy Level 2



Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Medal of Valor, 2001



Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association

National Tactical Officer Association, 20+ year member

Tennessee Public Safety Network Critical Incident Debriefer

Master Mason, Sinking Creek Lodge, Gray, TN