Professional Standards Unit

Employment with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office provides each employee with an opportunity to serve the citizens of the County, as well as the hundreds of thousands that visit Davidson County yearly. Ensuring that only the best wear the badge of the Sheriff's Office is the responsibility of the Professional Standards Unit. Captain Stephanie Murphy and Sergeant Mark Barnes receive hundreds of applications, and each must be evaluated closely.  In addition to the hiring process, Capt. Murphy and Sgt. Barnes make sure that each employee has the proper, required training and updated information to perform their assigned tasks to the best of their ability. Capt. Murphy and Sgt. Barnes are also responsible for all internal investigations.

Captain Stephanie Murphy started her career at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in Detention Center in 1994. In 1995, Capt. Murphy was moved to the patrol division and worked as a patrol deputy until she was promoted to detective in 2000. In 2011, Capt. Murphy was promoted to Sergeant in the Professional Standards Unit. Captain Murphy was promoted to her current assignment in 2016. Capt. Murphy holds a general instructor certificate.