Captain Gabe Thomas



A 1994 graduate of Bradley Central High School, A United States Army Veteran, Thomas’ Law Enforcement career began in 1998 as a Corrections Officer with BCSO, and over the span of eleven years he was promoted to every ranking supervisory position in the Corrections Division. He was named Corrections Captain in 2006, a post he held for four years. 

In 2010, Thomas steered his career in a different direction when he transferred to the Patrol Division where he became a certified Patrol Deputy.  This move lead to his assignment in the Judicial Services Division as part of the department’s Fugitive Warrant Team. 

During his 17-year tenure with BCSO, Captain Thomas has had  extensive training in jail operations and corrections management.  Some of his specialized training has included: Criminal Law, Crisis Intervention, Self-Defense Tactics, Search and Seizure Procedures, Suicide Prevention, Inmate Behavior Modification, Jail Safety and Security, and Conflict Resolution.  

Captain Thomas holds certification from both the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections, and the Tennessee Corrections Institute as a Certified Jail Administrator. He is also a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development School sponsored by the F.B.I. and the State of Tennessee.

In addition, Thomas is a graduate of the F.B.I. Instructor Development School, and he holds F.B.I. certification as a firearms instructor. He is also a graduate of the Cleveland State Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy and is certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. He and his family also attends North Cleveland Church of God. 

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