Troy Lane, police chief for the UT Knoxville campus, has been appointed to the dual role of associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police.

Lane now oversees the university’s growing safety programs, including environmental health and safety and emergency management. The position reports to Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Chris Cimino.

Lane has more than 19 years of campus law enforcement experience and was named chief of police in 2012.

Lane is a certified instructor in the National Incident Management System and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation training program. He began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a military policeman in the US Army in Fort Riley, Kansas. After leaving the military in 1992, he continued working in law enforcement, and in 1996 was named assistant director of the Kansas State University Police Department. He was chief of police at the University of Wyoming before coming to UT.

Lane holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Ft. Hays State University and a bachelor’s degree in management and ethics from Manhattan Christian College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He is a director at large for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).