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La Vergne names interim Chief of Police

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Fomer La Vergne Chief of Police Ted Boyd is no longer associated with the La Vergne Police Department.

Boyd began as a patrolman in 1997 and was appointed interim chief from 1999 to 2001. He served as shift lieutenant before being named chief of police in 2007. The city thanks Boyd for his service to the city.

Lt. Kyle Norrod has been appointed as the Interim Chief of Police for La Vergne. He started with the La Vergne Police Department 14 years ago.

"Lt. Norrod is highly respected by the entire police department. I am confident in his ability to guide our force and to protect the citizens of our community," City Administrator Steve Mayer said.

Norrod began as a patrol officer in 1997, was promoted to investigator, and was named lieutenant in 2008. As lieutenant he served as commander of all investigations (criminal, narcotics, crime scene), as well as evidence, boat patrol, and crime suppression.

Norrod was assigned to the FBI for three years as a member of the Violent Crimes and Gang Task Force.

He was named Officer of the Year in 2007 by the Fraternal Order of Police for his work with the task force. The operation involved drug smuggling into the middle Tennessee District that resulted in the seizure of multiple kilos of cocaine and 36 arrests.

Norrod has been in law enforcement for 19 years. He started as a patrol officer in Algood, Tenn., and also worked as a patrol deputy with the Overton County Sheriff's Department.  Additionally, he was a patrol officer with the Livingstone Police Department and was promoted to narcotics investigator, and then to sergeant over the narcotics investigations.

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