Oct. 2, 2020

Lt. Stacey Heatherly discusses women in law enforcement and opportunities within the TN High Way Patrol

Lt. Stacey Heatherly discusses women in law enforcement and opportunities within the TN High Way Patrol

Dr. Jones interviews TN Highway Patrol Lt. Stacey Heatherly.  She talks about the difficulties she experienced as a female wanting to enter into the law enforcement profession, and how she has risen in command within the THP.  She also gives great insight into the many opportunities within the TN Highway Patrol and just how extensive their responsibilities are.  She discusses positions she has held and areas that she has been involved in, including trooper, local and statewide public information officer, child safety systems, helicopter operations, interdiction, and more.  She also addresses the importance of having a strong family and friend support system as a law enforcement officer, and how difficult and prosperous it can be to raise a family while in that profession.