Officer Shirkey promoted to the rank of Detective
When a position as detective came open recently in the Collierville Police Department, 11 patrol officers signed to compete in the process. After an intensive written examination, interviews, a reporting writing exercise and personnel file review, Officer Eric Shirkey finished at the top of the class. Detective Shirkey was hired by CPD in 2003 following employment as a correctional officer for the Hardeman Correctional Facility. He joined the SWAT team in 2006, serving as an entry team member and team sniper. He received a degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Detective Shirkey has also served Collierville Police Department as a Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, Chemical Agent Instructor, Glock Pistol Armorer and recently as School Resource Officer for Collierville High School.
During a ceremony at Collierville Municipal Courthouse, Chief Larry Goodwin presented Detective Shirkey his shield with his fellow Officers, family, Town of Collierville Aldermen Tom Allen, Billy Patton, Vice Mayor Maureen Fraser and Town Administrator James Lewellen in attendance. He and wife, Laci are residents of Collierville and parents to daughter, Collins.
In accepting the promotion, Detective Shirkey said, “Being a Detective has always been my goal and I’m ready to get to work.”
Congratulations Detective Shirkey.