Kenneth White, Tennessee State Advisory Board Member
A Tennessee native, Kenneth White’s interest in law enforcement began at an early age after experiencing, first-hand, the impact of substance impaired driving. At the age of 6, he lost his mother, Anna Elizabeth White, when she was killed instantly in a drunk driving crash on her way home from work. Then, when he was 13, his older brother was killed when he was hit by an impaired driver who ran a red light.
So when he was presented with the opportunity to join the Williamson County Law Enforcement Explorer program while attending Eagleville High School, he enthusiastically joined. His official career began as a corrections officer at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where he worked three years before spending another two with the MTSU Police Department. In 2002, he joined the Murfreesboro Police Department and eventually transferred from the patrol division to the Murfreesboro Police Alcohol Counter Measures Team where he worked for six and a half years. In 2014, he joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol where he is presently employed and teaches DUI Enforcement to new recruits at the Trooper Academy and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.
During his career, his personal motivation has been a driving factor. His training has included DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety, Advanced Road Side Impaired Driving, Drug Recognition Expert School, DUI Instructor School, 20/20 Understanding Eye Movements and DRE Instructor Development. He has served as a MADD Victim Impact Panel Volunteer Speaker for the last eight years and has participated in MADD Walk Like MADD events in Middle Tennessee. He has been recognized by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and Mothers Against Drunk Driving with numerous awards for his efforts including a Bronze DUI Enforcement Award in 2015 and Gold DUI Enforcement Awards in 2016 and 2017. He was named MADD Tennessee’s Officer of the Year in 2012 and was presented the Middle Tennessee MADD Golden Achievement Award in 2016. He also served as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 MADD Tennessee Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony.
In his spare time he enjoys weight lifting. He is currently serving on the MADD Tennessee State Advisory Board Law Enforcement and Victim Impact Panel Committees.