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