MOUNT VERNON — A new detective has been appointed by Knox County Sheriff David Barber.
James Ferenbaugh, 38, has been transferred from the Patrol Division to the Detective Division at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Ferenbaugh joined the sheriff’s office in 2003 after serving as a police officer for the village of Danville for four years. He has been assigned to the Patrol Division as well as handling crimes against children cases working with the Knox County Children Services.
He has extensive advanced training in criminal investigations, including interviewing and interrogation; burglary investigation, death investigation, evidence collection and crime scene management.
Ferenbaugh is a trained Hostage Negotiator and a certified Crisis Intervention Team officer for the sheriff’s office.
Ferenbaugh will begin his new position in the coming weeks, working under the direction of Detective Division Lt. Gary Rohler.