Lenoir City Police Chief Don White named Eastern Tennessee Division Chief of the Year

News Herald

The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police held its 39th Annual Conference in Chattanooga earlier this month.  This year's Eastern Tennessee Division Chief of the Year Award went to Chief Don White of the Lenoir City Police Department.  

This award was presented to Lenoir City's Chief of Police for his progressive, innovative, and professional management of his department.   It also exemplifies his involvement with local, county, state, and national organizations to promote and enhance the professional image of all law enforcement.  

Chief White is an active member of the TACP and has shared his often innovative thoughts with his peers as well as learned from them at the bi-monthly meetings of the TACP, said representatives from TACP.  He works hard to keep all law enforcement well informed at many levels on multiple issues.  He is well respected and considered an ally to the membership of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.

"Chief White constantly looks for ways to raise the bar for himself, the community and the department.  All the while maintaining the highest level of honor and integrity out of respect for those he and his department protect," President Sterling Owen said at the 2009 Annual Awards Banquet held the evening of Aug. 7.  

The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police was founded in 1970 as a professional organization dedicated to the highest ideals of honor, leadership, and integrity to maintain the respect and confidence of their government officials, subordinates, the public, and their fellow members of law enforcement.