Dickson Mayor Don L. Weiss Jr. swore in two new officers for the Dickson Police Department at the Aug. 15 Finance and Management Committee meeting.
Weiss administered the Peace Officer’s oath to Officer Bridget Smith and Officer Brandon LaFever.
Raised in Dickson County and a Creek Wood High School graduate, Smith grew up around family members in law enforcement and became interested in it as a career path.
She participated in the Dickson Police Department’s Citizen’s Policy Academy to advance her knowledge of the field and decided to begin her career as an officer.
Smith is currently participating in a 12-week field training program and will attend the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in October.
LaFever grew up in Kingston Springs and graduated from Harpeth High School.
He worked in the automotive industry as a technician until 2020 when he began working for the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections deputy and became the Corrections Field Training officer for the Dickson County Jail before joining the Dickson Police Department.
LaFever is currently participating in a 12-week field training program and will attend the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in October.
Weiss welcomed Smith and LaFever to the Dickson Police Department.