Chief Don White
On December 12, 2005 I was appointed Chief of Police. Returning to the Lenoir City Police Department as Chief of Police is truly a privilege. It is an honor to be the Chief of such a group of professionals who believe in our business of community service; pride and professionalism; and integrity and trust. These are key elements that will help our department achieve our goals for the future as we serve and protect the citizens of Lenoir City.
Currently we operate with 23 sworn positions. This includes 2 investigator positions, a training officer, 3 lieutenants, and 3 shift sergeants. We also have a School Resource Officer serving the 3 Lenoir City Schools. This position is grant funded under the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). We also have a Drug Enforcement Agency Officer assigned to the DEA’s office. During my three years in service, we have added 4 sworn officer positions to our patrol ranks. However, the City’s rapid growth is necessitating the need for additional sworn officers so that we can provide adequate community policing.
On June 9, 2008, the Lenoir City Police Department for the first time in its history has taken occupancy of a facility solely occupied by the police department. We are currently leasing administrative office spaces at 260 South Grand Street. Most of you will recognize this building as what was formerly known as the Charles H. Bacon Hosiery Mill.