Command Staff & Correctional K9


 Superintendent William Cope

Superintendent Cope has extensive administrative corrections experience with proven leadership in the management, supervision and treatment of adult offenders. He has been instrumental in the implementation and overseeing of educational, evidence based and rehabilitation programs for inmates at both the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and Rutherford County Correctional Work Center for nearly two decades.

  • Graduate of both the Tennessee Corrections Institute and Tennessee Corrections Academy.
  • American Correctional Association certified Auditor/Inspector.
  • Tennessee Corrections Institute Certified Instructor.
  • Graduate of The National Institute of Corrections Jail Administration program.

Superintendent Cope is a member of multiple organizations such as the American Correctional Association, the American Jail Association, the Southern States Correctional Association and the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents.

He has served and volunteered in multiple capacities throughout his career including: The Mayor’s task force to end chronic homelessness, mental health collaborations, Adult/Juvenile Drug/DUI Court review teams and several prisoner reentry collaboratives on local, state and federal levels, served as a correctional liaison between the Sheriff's Office and outside agencies/organizations, conducted speaking engagements throughout the country on subjects such as Rehabilitation, Corrections and Correctional Management.

Cope has successfully navigated the corrections ranks, spanning twenty plus years in four very different facilities on state and local levels. As the Facility Coordinator of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, he transferred to the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center to serve as the Assistant Superintendent in 2010.

He and his wife Shannon are residents of Rutherford County where they raise their two sons, Tyler and Caleb. Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children. The Cope’s are members of New Vision Baptist Church.

 Command Staff

  • Captain Jason Smitty
  • Lieutenant Tommy London
  • Lieutenant Jason Peralta – Community Sanctions
  • Sergeant Chad Duggin - Accreditation and Compliance Manager
  • Sergeant Thaddeus Oclaray – Training Officer
  • Sergeant Adam Treinen – First Shift
  • Sergeant Curtis Manus – Second Shift
  • Sergeant Thomas McBroom – Third Shift

 Officer Bella, Correctional K9

K9 Bella is a 7 year old Belgian Malinois specializing in the detection of odors and conducting contraband searches. She recently came out of retirement and is back to doing what makes her happiest, serving her community. Bella can regularly be seen patrolling the grounds and cell blocks of the Correctional Work Center. She is assigned to K9 Handler, Sergeant Adam Treinen.