Officer Jernigan began his career in Law Enforcement in 2007 working in the Red River County Jail. After working in the jail for a year, he became a Patrol Deputy for the agency and worked Patrol for two years. In 2010 he joined the Bogata Police Department and worked patrol, assisted in interviews, investigations of crimes, worked with federal and state agencies. June of 2013 Officer Jernigan joined the Reno Police Department. Jernigan has over 1000 hours of TCLEOSE training and over five years of patrol experience.