Lieutenant Tackett started his career at the police division on November 3, 1995. Prior to his promotion in October of 2021, he served as a patrol sergeant for 5 years and a patrol officer for 20 years. Throughout his career at the division Lieutenant Tackett has served in various capacities such as Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol Officer, Recruitment Officer, Radar instructor and Road Patrol Supervisor.
Lieutenant Tackett holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC 75) and The Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs Public Safety Leadership Academy (PSLA 6).