The Kingsport Police Department’s Quartermaster is responsible for the issuance of every uniform, vehicle, and piece of equipment in use by the department. He also serves as the building supervisor of the Kingsport Justice Center. The Quartermaster manages the department’s Evidence and Property Unit which handles the disposition of every article of physical evidence and found property that enters into the possession of the Kingsport Police Department.
Sergeant Mike Burnette started his Criminal Justice career as a Communications Specialist/911 Dispatcher in the Kingsport Emergency Communications Center in 1996. He was sworn in as a Kingsport Police Officer in 1999. He has attended Walters State Community College and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. During his tenure with the Kingsport Police Department, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Field Training Officer, K-9 Handler, Community Police Officer, and as a Supervisor on Patrol. He was promoted to Sergeant in November 2018 and currently serves as Quartermaster and oversees the Evidence and Property Unit.