Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork was recently appointed to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council by Governor Phil Bredesen. Sheriff Woolfork will serve on this council until February 2014.
The council was created by Executive Order 63 to collaborate with and coordinate the services of state and local governmental agencies and non-governmental entities in the criminal justice system to increase public safety. The council consists of 19 members, 13 were appointed by Governor Bredesen. Memphis City Mayor, A. C. Wharton, will serve as the chairperson. Other representation on the council will be the Commissioners of Children’s Services and Correction, Chairman of the Board of Probation and Parole, a criminal court judge, juvenile court judge, district attorney general, public defender and chief of police.
Sheriff Woolfork stated, “It is an honor and privilege for me to serve on this council with other appointees from across the State of Tennessee. Our purpose will be to create safer communities for the citizens of our state.