Adam L Lawson

About Me

Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Adam and I was born and raised in east Tennessee, and currently reside here. I have worked in law enforcement since graduating high school. After graduation, I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served four years on active duty. After graduating from boot camp in Cape May, NJ, I spent my enlistment at duty stations in Georgetown, SC, and Galveston, TX. I spent a total of one month in Petaluma, CA in between these places during my time at A-school. I returned home to east Tennessee after my enlistment and have worked various jobs, such as truck driving, along with law enforcement while working on my Associate's degree. In 2016, I was able to complete my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University.

In 2012, with the increase of smart phones becoming more common, I came up with the idea to create an app that was available for law enforcement. Ideally, I wanted to create an app that was useful for all law enforcment officers throughout the entire United States, but that idea already existed. After discovering this, I did some research and found that programming would most likely be easier to complete on an Apple device instead of having to learn java to program for Android. I bought a MacBook Pro from eBay and started to learn how to create apps for these devices. I soon learned that it was going to be harder than I had originally expected. To make a long story short, I spent a total of eight months researching, designing, and programming an app, that I decided to call Tennessee LEO, that contained enough information to meet Apple's standards, but still had enough information available for buyers to get their money's worth. After several times of being rejected, the app was approved and hit the App Store in March, 2013. Since this time I have spent hundreds of hours working on the app and keeping it updated. I continuously try to find more information to add to the app, while also keeping the statutes up to date. It can somtimes be a challenge with working a swing shift, but I try to keep the app as updated as I possibly can. Unfortunately, Apple has rejected future updates and as of July 2018 the App has come to an end for iOS.

The Tennessee LEO website is now available at and has been completed.

Adam Lawson

Adam Lawson


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