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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Rausch Named as New KPD Chief
February 11, 2011 - Mayor Daniel Brown announced Deputy Chief David Rausch as the replacement for Chief Sterling Owen who is retiring on March 26.

Deputy Chief David RauschDeputy Chief Rausch's background:

  • Earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisville in 1986
  • Military Policeman in the United States Army from 1986-1990 rising to the rank of Sergeant
  • Joined Knoxville Police Department (KPD) in January of 1993
  • Promoted to a KPD Sergeant in 1998
  • Received his Master of Science degree from University of Louisville in 2001
  • Promoted to a KPD Lieutenant in 2002
  • Promoted to a KPD Captain in 2006
  • Promoted to a KPD Deputy Chief in 2009
  • Has always been with the KPD Patrol Division except for a brief exception in 1995
  • Served on the KPD Special Operations Squad (SWAT) from 1997 to 2007
  • Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer's Associationn (ILEETA)
  • Member of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA)
  • Member of the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association
  • Member of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA)
  • Member of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  • Member of the Tennessee and the International Associations of Chief's of Police (TACP)
  • Member of the Police Executive Research Forum
  • Adjunct Instructor for South College in Knoxville, TN in the Criminal Justice Program
  • Adjunct Instructor for Bethel University Online Criminal Justice Degree Program

    Rausch will become the Chief when Owen's retirement becomes official on March 26.



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