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Chattanooga Police Department Executive Staff

The Executive Staff of the Chattanooga Police Department is made up of the Chief of Police, Chief of Staff and four Assistant Chiefs.


Chief Of Police David Roddy 



Police Chief David Roddy has 25 years of service with the Chattanooga Police Department. David is a native Chattanoogan, after graduating from Tyner High School, he went on to obtain his Bachelors of Science at Middle Tennessee State University. Chief Roddy then returned to his hometown to begin his career as a police officer.

During his time at the Chattanooga Police Department, Chief Roddy has proven to be a motivated leader, adept at building and rallying success as a Commanding Officer. He has served as Acting Chief, Chief of Staff, Captain– Internal Affairs Division Commander, Captain– Uniformed Services Patrol Sector 3 and Captain/Lieutenant– Special Operations Division Commander/SWAT Commander. He has served in Patrol, Narcotics and Gang Investigations as well as serving over 14 years on the department’s SWAT Team. These experiences as a leader have helped to provide a broad base of departmental expertise.

Chief Roddy’s been instrumental in the implementation of the Enhancement Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) Grant awarded to CPD in October, 2015. Because of his work with the ELERV Grant and his tremendous support of victims, Chief Roddy was nominated to join the IACP’s Victim Services Committee in the Spring of 2017.

Chief David Roddy and his wife Shannon have been married for 22 years. They have two daughters.


Deputy Chief Eric Tucker is a 30-year veteran of the department. Deputy Chief is the second highest rank in the CPD and Deputy Chief Tucker reports directly to Chief Roddy. He is assigned as the commanding officer of the major bureaus of the department and assumes the duties of the Chief of Police in his absence. In addition, the Deputy Chief serves as the Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chief of Police and keeps the Chief informed of all operational activities on a day-to-day basis.

Assistant Chief of Department and Community Development Danna Vaughn is a 25-year veteran of the department. The Department and Community Support Services Bureau is an expansion of the existing Community Services. Assistant Chief Vaughn oversees Victim Services, Volunteer Chaplains Corps, Community Outreach, Peer Support, Employee Groups, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).

Assistant Chief of Neighborhood Policing Glenn Scruggs is a 25-year veteran of the department. Neighborhood Policing is the largest CPD bureau with more than 200 patrol officers citywide answering all calls for service made to 911. The Neighborhood Policing Bureau also works directly with community members, neighborhood associations, and local organizations to create solutions to problems that lead to crime.

Assistant Chief of Special Operations Jason Irvin is a 23-year veteran of the department. He oversees Technical Services, Support Services, Training Division, Traffic Unit and Tactical Operations which includes K9, SWAT and EOD.

Assistant Chief of Investigations Zac McCullough is a 25-year veteran of the department. The Investigations Bureau includes supervision of Focused Deterrence, Organized Crime, Violent Crime, Violent Crime, Property Crime, and Special Victims Unit. Assistant Chief McCullough oversees Task Force and Criminal Intelligence Officers who work in conjunction with CPD's federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.


Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

Homicide Tip Line: 
(423) 643-5100

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