Campus Police Chief Robert Ratchford recently announced the promotion of Officer John Boe to the position of Lieutenant in the Patrol Operations division of the department.
“This promotion is the first step in the pursuit of our complete transformation as an agency to the ideals set forth by University administration, I appreciate the selection committee and the tireless work they performed,” Ratchford said.
Lieutenant Boe went through a rigorous selection process, chaired by Dr. Vic Bumphus of the UTC Criminal Justice Department. According to Ratchford, “Dr. Bumphus was the ideal chair. In addition to being a Military Police veteran, Dr. Bumphus coordinates the prestigious Southeast Command and Leadership Academy and has served as a mentor to the police department as we grow.” Other members of the selection committee included Dean Tara Mathis, Ms. Sara Peters, Assistant Director Mary Jean Broyles, and Chattanooga Police Deputy Chief Mike Williams (retired).
Boe is a U.S. Army veteran, who has amassed an impressive training profile, holds a degree in Secondary Education, and has twelve years of progressively responsible experience in local law enforcement. Most recently, he served as a shift supervisor for Polk County Police Department in Cedartown, Georgia. Prior to entering law enforcement, Boe served as a nine years as a firefighter for the city of Carrollton, Georgia. He is married with two children.
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