I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting the website of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.  We want to encourage all law enforcement leaders to join and be a part of our association.  Our purpose is to provide a voice for municipal police departments across our great state.  We help to shape the future of state-wide policies and best practices that help us maintain credibility with those we serve and our elected officials.  We provide state of the art training in a timely manner, state accreditation, leadership certificate programs, sample policies, and other helpful benefits.

The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police was founded in 1970 by a handful of legendary police chiefs for the purpose and mission of ensuring professionalism in effectiveness of law enforcement.  Our association has grown into over 1,000 active and retired law enforcement and corporate members.  We continue to strive toward identifying and implementing more effective, increasingly reliable approaches to fighting new and growing crime challenges and providing community safety and protection while doing so with the highest level of professionalism.

Please take this opportunity to join our association, or if a member, to become more involved.  We look forward to your involvement in our initiatives to maintain and enhance this noble profession that we serve.  Also, please feel free to contact me, Director Maggi Duncan, Member Services Manager Becky Shanklin, or Special Programs Manager Jenessa Edwards and we will do our best to assist you.

Mark A. Yother
Chief of Police
Manchester Police Department
TACP President

Dates to Remember

2021 Meeting (at Embassy Suites Cool Springs)

  • January 27-29
  • April 7-9
  • June 2-4
  • Annual Conference: July 28-31 in Knoxville
  • September 29-October 1
  • December 1-3

2022 Meeting (at Embassy Suites Cool Springs)

  • February 2-4
  • April 13-15
  • June 1-3
  • Annual Conference: July 20-23 in Chattanooga
  • September 28-30
  • December 7-9

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Our Pledge

TACP members shall be dedicated to the highest ideals of honor and integrity to maintain the respect and confidence of their government officials, subordinates, the public and their fellow members of law enforcement.