Former Henry County sheriff named UT Martin Director of Public Safety

Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew has been named the new University of Tennessee at Martin Director of Public Safety, according to a university press release.


Belew will be responsible for providing students, faculty and staff an orderly and safe campus. The release says he will also direct crime prevention activities.


"My number-one goal is the safety and security for everyone at UTM, and I want to continue making UTM a great place to be," Belew said in a statement.


Belew is a UTM criminal justice graduate, according to the release, and he has served as Henry County sheriff since 2006. He also served as a Tennessee State Trooper and as a patrolman, school resource officer and teacher for the Jackson Police Department.

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