Deputy Chief Allen has been with KPD since 1986, according to a news release.
Chief Rausch said Deputy Chief Allen has served in various roles during his tenure with the department. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1992 and Lieutenant in 1996. In 2000, Allen was promoted to the rank of Captain where he served as the East District Commander.
Chief Allen also served as the Staff Officer to the Chief of Police, Homeland Security Coordinator, and Commander over Persons and Property Crimes in the Criminal Investigations Division.
Chief Allen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security from North Central University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Allen is also a graduate of the Georgia State University Senior Law Enforcement Command College and the FBI National Academy Session 196.
Chief Rausch said, “Deputy Chief Allen’s experience has been a tremendous asset to the Knoxville Police Department and the City of Knoxville. We look forward to his continued leadership in his new role as the Division Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.”
Deputy Chief Allen will be officially sworn in during a 4:00 p.m. ceremony on Thursday, August 14, 2014, in the Civic Coliseum Ballroom.