Patrick Traughber Robertson FTO of the Year 2019

From the left: William Wall, TCI Interim Director; Christopher Allen, TCI Training Coordinator; Lt. Kenneth Drake; Sheriff Michael Van Dyke; Sgt. Patrick Traughber; Major Tony Crawford and Captain Sam Keith.

Robertson County Sgt. Patrick Traughber was named the 2019 Facility Training Officer of the Year at the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) annual conference last week.

Traughber has served with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and is currently the training coordinator for the Robertson County Detention Facility. In that role, Traughber is responsible for all new corrections officers training and keeping current corrections officers in compliance with Tennessee Corrections Institutes standards annually.

“I am very proud of the recognition that Sgt. Traughber has received,” said Robertson County Sheriff Michael Van Dyke. “His dedication, hard work, and passion for educating our new and current corrections officers makes him a great asset to our sheriff’s office team. Our team here continuingly being recognized across the state is another example of how we strive to provide the best professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Robertson County.”

TCI is responsible for inspecting and certifying local correctional facilities and each year recognizes a facility training officer based on their outstanding work, performance, and dedication.  

In the past seven years, the state has awarded the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office Facility Training Officer of the Year three times and Jail Administrator of the Year once.

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