J. Warren Headrick
Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice
Captain J. Warren Headrick is currently serving as the division commander over the criminal investigation division at the Blount County Sheriff’s Office in Maryville, Tennessee. Capt. Headrick’s law enforcement career began in 1985, first as a reserve deputy sheriff, and then hired as a full-time patrol deputy. During his time in the patrol division, Capt. Headrick was a member of the special response team, a field training officer, and was assigned special duty as an undercover officer in other jurisdictions. In September 1989, Capt. Headrick was re-assigned to the Tennessee 5th Judicial District Drug Task Force, where he served as an investigator and later as the assistant director until February 1991. He was then assigned to the criminal investigation division, and later promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1996, lieutenant in 2000, and captain in 2001. During his tenure in the criminal investigation division, he served as the acting chief of detectives from 1999 through 2000. He has also served as the accreditation manager for the sheriff’s office from 2006 until 2009. Capt. Headrick became a certified law enforcement assessor and team leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Capt. Headrick holds several educational degrees: associates degree in criminal justice from Walters State Community College, bachelor’s degree in human services/criminal justice from Tennessee Wesleyan College, and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Capt. Headrick attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Capt. Headrick has also served as an adjunct faculty instructor for several other post- secondary educational institutions in the area. Additionally, he serves as a certified law enforcement instructor with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office Basic Police Training Academy.