I have known Vince Dean for over 30 years and served with him throughout his exemplary career with the Chattanooga Police Department. In all of my commands, he was an invaluable asset, not only to me as a trusted and extremely competent subordinate but to the department and the City as a true professional. His public service also extended to the City of East Ridge and the State Legislature.
Vince now seeks the position of Criminal Court Clerk. To me it seems a great fit. Vince has an abundance of "people skills." His administrative leadership has been in both law enforcement and law making. He has developed policies and procedures for the department and authored successful legislation at the State level. He is a born problem solver, possessing wisdom and a common sense approach to resolving disputes. I always found that his total commitment to his tasks and goals always improved things.
He is disciplined, a great team player, but also an innovative thinker, finding solutions to problems that arise. That makes him a leader. He gets the best out of people and they enjoy working with and for him. He listens, observes, considers options, makes sound decisions and acts. He did that in life and death situations as a street cop and can bring those same qualities of effective, efficient leadership to the Criminal Court Clerk's office.
Vote for Vince Dean on 7 August. Proven. Effective. A leader.
Deputy Chief (Ret) Chattanooga Police Department