Jimmy "Ray" Farris Assistant Director,Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy/Tennessee POST
Ray Farris currently serves as Assistant Director at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy assigned to oversee the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST) and Specialized Training. He has over 25 years of total service in the state of Tennessee serving in a variety of positions. Ray has also served as Vice President Bethel University and Vice President for Savant Learning Systems a private higher educational 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.
Ray received his Bachelors of Science from Tennessee Technological University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law and is a graduate of the Police Staff and Command School at Northwestern University. Training certifications include: Criminal and Constitutional Law, Courtroom Security, Leadership, Internal Affairs, Firearms and Emergency Vehicle Operations and many others.
Ray has lectured/taught judges, court clerks, elected officials, and court officers. He has conducted physical security surveys numerous courts and judicial facilities. He has lectured and taught 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.