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From July 1, 2005, through Aug. 15, 2006, Rogers worked as a cor­rec­tions of­fi­cer for the Chero­kee County Sher­iff’s Of­fice where he mon­i­tored and su­per­vised in­mates at the Chero­kee County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

“I pro­vided a safe and se­cure en­vi­ron­ment for in­mates while they were con­fined to the Chero­kee County De­ten­tion Cen­ter,” said Rogers. “I trans­ported in­mates to doc­tors’ appointments, court ap­pear­ances, prison, and men­tal in­sti­tu­tions while main­tain­ing the safety and security of each in­mate. I main­tained in­mate records and in­mate prop­erty (to in­clude valu­ables, U.S. Cur­rency, etc). I was tasked with in­ves­ti­gat­ing in­ci­dents which oc­curred within the Chero­kee County De­ten­tion Cen­ter that in­volved dis­putes be­tween in­mates. Those in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­sulted in de­ci­sion mak­ing based on ev­i­dence at hand and state­ments made by other in­mates that were in­volved di­rectly or in­di­rectly.”

From Aug. 15, 2006 to March 28, 2010, Rogers worked as a

Cedar Bluff Fire Chief Shawn Rogers (now Chero­kee County EMA Di­rec­tor) shares some of the town’s fire statis­tics in a pre­vi­ous meet­ing of the Cedar Bluff Town Coun­cil.

deputy sher­iff for the Chero­kee County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

From March 28, 2010, to the present, Rogers serves as a nar­cotics agent/crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tor for the Chero­kee County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

From Jan. 1, 2016 to the present, Rogers has served as Cedar Bluff Fire Chief.

“First of all I want to thank the Chero­kee County Com­mis­sion for putting their faith and trust in me and for ap­point­ing me as the di­rec­tor of the Chero­kee County Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency,” said Rogers. “I want the cit­i­zens of Chero­kee County to know that I stand com­mit­ted to bring­ing much needed re­sources and grant money to the county to as­sist pub­lic safety agen­cies, our school sys­tem, the EMA of­fice and our cit­i­zens by pro­vid­ing the first re­spon­ders with new and much needed equip­ment to make sure they are able to keep you safe dur­ing your time of need.”

“I plan to up­grade or re­place the se­vere weather sirens through­out the county,” said Rogers. “I want to find the funds to put storm shel­ters in ev­ery city, ev­ery town and ev­ery com­mu­nity for the cit­i­zens to have a safe place to go if needed. I know this is just a few but I have many other goals and ideas I want to see ac­com­plished. I will work for you to make this county the best it can be and I look for­ward to serv­ing you and Chero­kee County as your EMA di­rec­tor.”

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