Chief Fletcher Names David Roddy As New Assistant Chief, Chief Of Staff

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Late Thursday afternoon, Chattanooga Chief of Police Fred Fletcher announced a new assistant chief, and Chief Fletcher’s Chief of Staff, David Roddy. 

“I am proud to announce that David Roddy will be the Chattanooga Police Department’s next Assistant Chief and Chief of Staff,” said Chief Fletcher.  “For almost two decades Chief Roddy has served the men and women of this community and this department with honor, integrity and courage. I thank him for accepting this challenge and I thank his wonderful family for sharing him with us and supporting him through this new challenge. I am absolutely confident in his ability to run the day-to-day operations of the Chattanooga Police Department and to serve and lead the CPD as we work to keep our community safe.” 

Chief Roddy was born and raised  in Chattanooga, graduated from Tyner High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He has been a member of the Chattanooga Police Department since 1995 and has held positions ranging from patrol, patrol supervisor, street crimes investigator, gang investigator, special operations commander, SWAT commander, patrol sector commander and most recently, the internal affairs commander.

He is a 19-year veteran of the department and holds a bachelor's of science in Criminal Justice Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 235. He is a graduate of the Leadership of Chattanooga program for 2011. Chief Roddy has provided training in firearms, entry techniques, woodland operations, waterborne operations, less lethal munitions, linear assaults, leadership, organizational management, and terrorism.


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