Dan Gilley

Instructor at Miller-Motte Technical College

3901 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Miller-Motte Technical College
HQ Phone:
(919) 723-2820
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Last Updated 3/26/2014

General Information

Employment History

Reserve Deputy  - Hamilton County Sheriff's Department


Certified Public Administrators Training

Chattanooga Police Academy

Chattanooga Police Department's Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy


University of Tennessee Center for Government Training Institute

Bachelor of Science degree  - political science , University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Masters degree  - criminal justice , University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

bachelor of science degree  - UTC

bachelor of science degree  - political science , University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

master of science degree  - criminal justice , University of Tennessee - Chattanooga


Sheriff  - Bradley County Schools

Agent  - Secret Service

Active Member  - National Sheriffs' Association

Member, Legislative Committee  - The Tennessee Sheriffs Association Inc

Member  - Tennessee Public Safety Coalition

Member of the Fraternal Order  - Police Lodge 59

Board Member  - 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force

Member  - Republican Party

Member  - Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Law Enforcement Council

Active Member  - Cleveland Rotary Club

Member  - National Emergency Number Association

Member  - Tennessee Emergency Number Association

Chairman  - Peace Officer Standards & Training

Member  - State of Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission

Member of the Officers Standards and Training Commission  - Tennessee Peace

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Dan Gilley
Dan Gilley The guest speaker for the graduation ceremonies was former Bradley County Sheriff Dan Gilley, who served for 20 years. He now teaches at Miller-Motte College in Chattanooga, and is in demand across the area and country as a speaker and instructor about law enforcement administration and the changing laws officers encounter daily. He said he was impressed with the group of academy participants, and the program itself. "Any time you can bring in the citizens to learn about law enforcement procedures is a good thing, because the more the public knows what goes on here makes them better citizens and gives us a better and more informed community," Gilley said.

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Dan Gilley1620 Johnson Blvd.Cleveland, TN 37311476-0660dgilley@bradleyco.net

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Bradley County Sheriff's Office - Administration

Sheriff Dan GilleySheriff Dan GilleyBradley County Sheriff Daniel R. Gilley is a native of San Antonio, Texas.He attended high school in Sandy Springs, Georgia.Sheriff Gilley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a Masters degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.Sheriff Gilley began his law enforcement career in 1974 as a reserve deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.His full-time career in law enforcement began as a patrol deputy with Bradley County in 1975.He served as Bradley County's juvenile court director and child abuse investigator from 1976 to 1979.He returned to the sheriff's department full-time in September, 1980 as chief deputy sheriff.Sheriff Gilley has held an active commission with the Bradley County Sheriff's Department as either a full-time or reserve officer since June, 1975.Gilley was first appointed to the office of sheriff by the Bradley County Commission in January, 1987 when the previous sheriff was selected to be Tennessee Commissioner of Safety.Gilley served as interim sheriff until September, 1988, when he was sworn in after having won a special election for a two-year term.He won re-election in 1990 for a full four-year term, and has won consecutive elections by wide margins in 1994, 1998, and 2002.Sheriff Gilley has undergone extensive training in a wide variety of law enforcement and management areas during his career.Areas of specialized training have included the various aspects of child abuse investigations, hostage negotiation, crime prevention, jail operations, gang activities, drug investigation, ethics in law enforcement, counter terrorism, crime scene techniques, and hate crime investigations, among many others.Gilley is a graduate of the Chattanooga Police Department Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy.Specialized management training experienced by Sheriff Gilley include the Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar sponsored by the F.B.I., Community Policing Techniques sponsored by the Southeastern Community Oriented Policing Education Institute, and completion of the County Officials Certificate Training Program sponsored by the U. T. Institute for Public Service.Sheriff Gilley has served as a part-time instructor for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy at Cleveland State Community College, and he has taught law enforcement management courses as an adjunct member of the faculty of the criminal justice program at Cleveland State.From 1984-1992 Sheriff Gilley participated in the development and presentation of several courses of instruction for law enforcement investigators and agency heads across the country as part of a training team sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.Present Board memberships held by Sheriff Gilley include: the Bradley County Emergency Communications (E-911) District Board (current chairman), the Southeast Tennessee Community Corrections Board (current chairman), United Way of Bradley County, the Tennessee Employers Support for the Guard and Reserves State Board, and the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force Board.From 1995-2002.Sheriff Gilley served as a member of the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and was POST Commission chairman in 2000-2001.Among the many awards and recognition's received by Sheriff Gilley throughout his career, the most meaningful to him are the 1993 Tennessee Veterans of Foreign Wars Law Officer of the Year Award and the Edward G. Sharpe Chapter 596 Vietnam Veterans of America 1999 Supporter of the Year Award.Sheriff Gilley is a member of the Tennessee Sheriff's Association, the National Sheriff's Association, the Tennessee Emergency Number (E-911) Association, and the National Emergency Number (E-911) Association, and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Law Enforcement Council.Sheriff Gilley is also an active member of the Cleveland Rotary Club.Sheriff Gilley and his wife, Judy, have four children. Sheriff Dan Gilley appointed Bill Griffith as his second-in-command in March 2005.In March 2005 Sheriff Gilley added the corrections division to his command.

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