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. Lieutenant Stephanie Murphy and Sergeant Phillip Goodyear receive hundreds of applications, and each must be evaluated closely.  In addition to the hiring process, Lt. Murphy and Sgt. Goodyear make sure that each employee has the proper, required training and updated information to perform their assigned tasks to the best of their ability. Lt. Murphy and Sgt. Goodyear are also responsible for all internal investigations.

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

Sergeant Phillip Goodyear started his career at the Sheriff’s Office in 1993. Sgt. Goodyear left the Sheriff’s Office in 1996 and served the citizens of Archdale for 11 years where he worked in the patrol division and as a patrol supervisor. Sgt. Goodyear returned to the Sheriff’s Office in 2007 as one of our D.A.R.E. Instructors. While teaching D.A.R.E.(Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Sgt. Goodyear set a positive example of the Sheriff’s Office while impacting the lives of countless children. In 2016, Sgt. Goodyear was promoted to his current assignment in the Professional Standards unit. Sgt. Goodyear holds an Advanced Law Enforcement, General Instructor, RADAR Instructor and D.A.R.E Instructor certifications and serves as an Assistant Commander of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.