CPD Chief David Roddy Speaks At Rotary Club Of Chattanooga Hamilton Place

Monday, October 23, 2017
Pictured from left to right: Gale Williams, HP Rotary Club VP; Chief David Roddy, Chattanooga Police Department; Beverlee Bartley, HP Rotary Club member; and Danna Vaughn, assistant police chief, Chattanooga Police Department
Pictured from left to right: Gale Williams, HP Rotary Club VP; Chief David Roddy, Chattanooga Police Department; Beverlee Bartley, HP Rotary Club member; and Danna Vaughn, assistant police chief, Chattanooga Police Department

Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place hosted Chief David Roddy, Chattanooga Police Department as their featured speaker last week. 

"As Chief Roddy addressed the club and answered questions, he spoke to the three main pillars of policing across our community: 1) Community Policing (includes problem solving policing) - reaching out face to face and getting the community involved while seeking community assistance in identifying and solving problems collaboratively;  2) Intelligence-Led Policing - using strategic and tactical analysis to identify and solve problems; and 3) Focused Deterrence Policing - focused deterrence approach identifies underlying risk factors and causes of recurring violent gun injury problems, develops tailored responses to these underlying conditions, and measures the impact of implemented interventions.

  

"The Rotary Club expresses our sincere gratitude to Chief Roddy and his staff for their hard work, proactive efforts and service in keeping our community safe," officials said.


Chief David Roddy, Chattanooga Police Department
Chief David Roddy, Chattanooga Police Department


Red Nose Day Battles Childhood Hunger In Southeast Tennessee And Northwest Georgia

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank was able to distribute 3,376 Sack Packs to 422 students for eight weeks of the 2017-18 academic year, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Red Nose Day 2017.  Funding provided enabled the Food Bank to address childhood hunger in their 20-county region across Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. "Without access to free and reduced-priced school ... (click for more)

Gloves Up For Grayson Boxing Event Raises Funds For Rare Disease Treatment Research

Local nonprofit Grayson’s Ladder invites friends and neighbors in Chattanooga and surrounding communities to attend Gloves Up for Grayson, a boxing event at the Chattanooga Convention Center on June 2 benefiting Grayson’s Ladder. Doors open at 6 p.m. Boxing starts at 7 p.m.  The family-friendly event, presented by SunTrust Private Wealth and hosted by YMCA YCAP and Southpaw ... (click for more)

Witnesses Say Donaldson Was Calm After Killing Son-In-Law - "I'm Just Sitting Here Waiting For The Law"

Witnesses said Glen Allen Donaldson was calm after killing his son-in-law on Dec. 29, 2016, saying, "I'm just sitting here waiting for the law." Donaldson, 57, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 39-year-old Adam Levi. The jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole was told that Donaldson left the residence on Niles Terrace where Levi was living and drove ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Who Served Time For Attempted Murder Now Facing Armed Robbery Charge

A Chattanooga man who earlier served time for an attempted first-degree murder is now facing an armed robbery count. Garion Devilliar Lewis Jr., 33, of 6409 Rosemary Dr., is charged with aggravated robbery as well as drug and gun counts. In an incident on May 9, a man who no longer lives in Chattanooga said he was leaving his mother's residence on Sholar Avenue when he saw ... (click for more)

Refuting Racism

In an opinion piece, 5/18/18, Rev. Josh Woodrow referred to me and my fellow School Board member, Joe Smith, as racists and white supremacists because we spoke out against busing. I have never met or spoken with Rev. Woodrow so he knows nothing about me. The reverend obviously knows nothing about Joe Smith either. Seems one of the reverend’s hobbies is “brewing beer”. Maybe, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Please Don’t Get Numb

Several weeks ago we woke up to learn there had been another shooting in Chattanooga and the next day there were two paragraphs on the fourth page of the newspaper.  It has become so common we as a society have grown numb to it and, when a teen-aged girl in Texas said she wasn’t surprised last week when eight students and two teachers were massacred in her school some 30 miles ... (click for more)