Law Enforcement Task Force

Law Enforcement Task Force

The Law Enforcement Task Force is co-chaired by
the Chairs of the Finance, Ways, and Means Committees
of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Law Enforcement Task Force

The Law Enforcement Task Force was created by the General Assembly to study retirement benefits for Tennessee's law enforcement officers.

The Task Force meets to review and discuss current retirement benefits for law enforcement officers across the State of Tennessee. Its purpose is to explore how retirement benefits impact the recruitment and retention of Tennessee law enforcement officers and make recommendations.

The Task Force will prepare a report with its recommendations on legislative changes, financial impact of legislative changes, policy considerations, and solutions that do not require legislative changes. It will submit the report to the Council on Pensions by January 1, 2023.

Task Force Meetings, Materials and Video

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

The Law Enforcement Task Force will meet on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time) in House Hearing Room I of the Cordell Hull Building, located at 425 Rep. John Lewis Way N., Nashville, Tennessee.

To watch a livestream of the Law Enforcement Task Force meeting, please join via Tennessee General Assembly Video Streaming at the scheduled meeting time.

Documents to download

Law Enforcement Task Force

The Law Enforcement Task Force will meet on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time) in House Hearing Room I of the Cordell Hull Building.

Recording of the August 12, 2022, Law Enforcement Task Force Meeting

Documents to download

Law Enforcement Task Force

The Law Enforcement Task Force created pursuant to Chapter 1146 of the Public Acts of 2022, will meet on Friday, July 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. (Central Time) in House Hearing Room I of the Cordell Hull Building.

Recording of the July 29, 2022, Law Enforcement Task Force Meeting

Documents to download

Date and Time Location Agenda/Minutes
Friday, September 23, 2022
1:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room I
425 Rep. John Lewis Way N.
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, August 12, 2022
1:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room I
425 Rep. John Lewis Way N.
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, July 29, 2022
2:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room I
425 Rep. John Lewis Way N.
Nashville, Tennessee

Law Enforcement Task Force Members

The Law Enforcement Task Force is comprised of the Chairs of the Finance, Ways, and Means Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, who serve as co-chairs of the Task Force; the State Treasurer; two members representing law enforcement; two members representing local governments; and five members representing State agencies.


Task Force Members

Member Title/Department
Chairman Bo Watson, Co-Chair Chair, Finance, Ways, and Means Committee of the Senate
Chairlady Patsy Hazlewood, Co-Chair Chair, Finance, Ways, and Means Committee of the House of Representatives
David H. Lillard, Jr. Tennessee State Treasurer
Sheriff John Fuson Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Chief Jason Head City of Springfield Police Department
Tony Massey City of Columbia City Manager
David Connor Director, Tennessee County Services Association
Jeff Long Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Kim Yap Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Human Resources
David Gerregano Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Revenue
Colonel Darren Rider Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Mike Cox Assistant Director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation