Law Enforcement Division Chief Sonny Richardson Concludes Distinguished TWRA Career
Friday, January 14, 2011 | 10:11am
NASHVILLE --- Long-time Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency employee and Law Enforcement Division Chief, Sonny Richardson, is concluding his distinguished career with the agency.
Richardson announced his plans to his retire last month. His retirement is effective Jan. 15 and he was honored with a reception by his TWRA colleagues this week.
He served in the United State Navy from 1968-72 and later was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, retiring as a MCPO. He came to the Agency in 1973 and served as a wildlife officer for 11 years.
In 1984, Richardson was named Area 21 Assistant Enforcement Supervisor, a position he held until 1997 when he became the Area 21 Supervisor. In 1999, he was named Law Enforcement Division Chief.
As chief, he has been responsible for the management of the Agency’s statewide law enforcement programs, criminal investigations, aviation unit, captive wildlife, commercial aquatic resources enforcement, and law enforcement training.
Richardson is a member of the Southeastern Association Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Law Enforcement Section) and the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs.