Jeremy Goins always dreamed of a being a policeman.

Immediately after completing high school, he attended the Walter’s State Police Academy, realizing his dream when he was hired as an officer just after graduation.

The 34-year-old has had a storied career with many accomplishments.

TOP PHOTO:  Chief Deputy Jeremy Goins (L) with Sheriff Robbie Goins

Yesterday, he added another one to the list- Goins was named the Chief Deputy at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

“Promoting Jeremy was an easy choice,” said Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins. Listening to his staff, Sheriff Goins said promoting the department’s captain to the second highest position in the department was what they all wanted.

“They have all worked with him for years and they know the caliber of his work,” the sheriff said. “I have also worked with Jeremy and appreciate the skill set he has.”

The enthusiasm Jeremy Goins has for his new position was evident yesterday as he spoke of the promotion.

“I am excited. I am eager to start several new things at the department,” the new chief deputy said as he replaces Aaron Evans who recently left the department.

During his career, Jeremy Goins has had held multiple leadership positions. Those positions helped him develop a “passion for leadership”  he hopes to share with the rest of the staff. “I hope to instill that with the rest of the department,” the new chief deputy said.

His promotion comes on the heels of certification he received last week. That’s when Jeremy Goins completed a course at the Force Science Institute which has added to his already extensive resume. Following his certification, Jeremy Goins can now analyze use of force and apply the science he was taught in the classes to determine how much force was used in an incident, he said. Jeremy Goins is now one of three people in East Tennessee that has that knowledge base, the sheriff added.

Among his other accomplishments, Jeremy Goins is a certified K-9 handler, active shooter instructor, firearms instructor and commands the CCSD SWAT Team.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/09/2018-6AM)