Smyrna High School
Dep. John F. Acton is currently one of two SRO's at Smyrna High School. He has been assigned to SHS for 12 yrs. and a Deputy with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office for 14 yrs. He received his Bachelor’s degree from MTSU in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology and Sociology. He is a Veteran (1987 - 1995) of the United States Marine Corps and served during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Dep. Acton has served as a State of Tennessee, Juvenile Probation Officer for Wilson and Trousdale Counties. A Youth Service Officer for Wilson County and a worked for the Wilson County Youth Ranch in Mt. Juliet, TN. In 1999, he joined the Hartsville Police Department and completed TLETA (Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy) and received his law enforcement commission. In 2000, Dep. Acton join the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department as a patrol deputy and in 2002 he became a School Resource Officer for Smyrna High School.