University of Tennessee Hires New Police Chief
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has announced that Troy Lane will be its new police chief, according to an article from WBIR.com Knoxville.
Lane is currently the chief of police at the University of Wyoming, but he will be leaving the post to start work at UT-Knoxville on June 25.
According to the article, Lane has more than 16 years of experience, having served as a military policeman, assistant director of the Kansas State University Police Department and the Chief of Police for the University of Wyoming.
While working at Wyoming, Lane increased the school’s emergency preparedness, arranging the first-ever mutual-assistance agreements between campus police, the city of Laramie, Wyoming’s police department and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the article says. He also worked to update the university’s emergency response plan and is a certified instructor in the National Incident Management System and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation training program.
He also created a system of anonymously reporting crime and suspicious activity to the department’s website, the article says.
UTPD has 79 full-time staff, which includes 52 sworn officers; compared to the 14 sworn officers and 10 support staff Lane supervised in Wyoming.
He is replacing former chief Gloria Graham, who left in January 2012 to become the assistant chief of police at the University of Chicago, the article says.