Detective Matt Holmes has been presented a certificate of achievement in recognition of five years of dedicated service with the Smithville Police Department.
Holmes received the award from Chief Randy Caplinger on Friday at city hall
Others on hand for the observance were Mayor Jimmy Poss and Alderman/Police Commissioner Shawn Jacobs along with members of the police department
After graduating from DeKalb County High School, Detective Holmes furthered his education at the Tennessee Technology Center. He graduated from Walter State Community College and began his career with the Smithville Police Department in 2007. Holmes was later promoted to the rank of Detective.
He is a graduate of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation School and is certified by the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force in drug diversion and the Tennessee Meth Task Force. Holmes is certified in Child Passenger Safety, the United States Department of Justice Amber Alert training and technical assistance program and Pharmaceutical Overdose Death Investigations. During Detective Holmes' five years of employment, he has been awarded three departmental commendations for criminal investigations and narcotics arrests
Chief Caplinger said the department plans to make it a practice of honoring other members of the department for specific years of service.
(Pictured left to right: Chief Randy Caplinger, Detective Matt Homes, Alderman/ Police Commissioner Shawn Jacobs, and Mayor Jimmy Poss)