Chief Puckett was raised in Hartselle and is a graduate of Hartselle High School, Class of 1981. He continued his education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice from Athens State College in 1987. He obtained a Master of Science Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University Montgomery in 2001.
Chief Puckett is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, attending the 208th Session in 2002. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I.’s Southeastern Law Enforcement Development Seminar (SLEDS). He is a member of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police where he is a member of the Education Committee and the Accreditation Committee. He is recognized as a Certified Police Chief by the Alabama Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Commission and the Alabama Association of Chief’s of Police.