Sgt. Samuel Henard earned his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is a dedicated leader in the Knoxville Police Department. He serves as a DUI Instructor, Radar Instructor, and Critical Incident Stress Instructor. He is also a Knoxville PD Explorer Adviser, serves as the Assistant Public Information Officer, and is a co-administrator for KPD Social Media.
He joined the Fraternal Order of Police in 2005 and since then has served on the ITT Tech Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, the Tennessee Interdiction Plus Task Force, and the Knoxville Police Armed Robbery Task Force.
He was given a Citation of Excellence Award in 2013 by the KPD Awards Committee, presented with MADD Tennessee’s Outstanding Service Award in 2015, and named the September 2015 Officer of the Month by the Knoxville Police Department. He has been part of the Officer Exchange Program with the Lexington, Kentucky, Division of Police since 2011 and served on the committee to develop comprehensive “Line of Duty Death” General Order and Protocol that same year.
He is a member of the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation and a graduate of Knoxville/Knox County Community Leadership. He also was the Captain of the Top Law Enforcement Team for the East Tennessee Walk Like MADD event in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
He is currently serving on MADD Tennessee’s Law Enforcement and Programs committees for the Tennessee State Advisory Board. But he also loves volunteering his time for other worthy causes, as well, like Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Boy Scouts.
He enjoys travelling, fitness, architecture, and spending time with family. He says he joined the MADD Tennessee State Advisory Board because he wants “to use my experience, training, commitment, and compassion to help support the victims of drunk/drugged driving incidents and to help support the law enforcement officers who work tirelessly to stop DUI offenders.”