The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police recently held its 2014 Annual Conference in Chattanooga, and this year’s Joe Casey Award went to Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman.
The award was presented by TACP Past President and retired Metro Nashville Police Chief Joe Casey to Chief Chrisman in the company of police chiefs and dignitaries from across the state to include Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn.
The award is given in recognition of a Chief of Police (active or retired) who has distinguished himself in the TACP through their character, efforts, guidance, dedication, generosity, and indefinite concern. It also exemplifies his involvement with local, county, state, federal and national organizations to promote and enhance the professional image of all law enforcement. The award is named for, and annually presented by retired Metro Nashville Chief Joe Casey, as seven-time past president of the TACP and past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Casey is not only an icon to the members of the TACP, but to law enforcement nationally as well.
"This year’s recipient is very deserving and meets all specifications o fthe award. A man I respect and admire, " said retired Chief Casey. "He has contributed much to the success of TACP. His service to all law enforcement and especially TACP is exceptional.
“His career in law enforcement spans nearly40 years. He serves as an example to all of the members of this organization as a gentlemen of unquestionable character and integrity,” Chief Casey said as he presented Chief Chrisman with the award.
Chief Chrisman has served as TACP President from2012-2013, TACP Treasurer from 2005-2010, District Director for Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Association, and currently serves as chair of the Tennessee Peace Officers and Standards Training Commission. He has also been awarded the Middle Tennessee Chief of the Year Award and the TACP President’s Award. Heisa leader in professional law enforcement as well as an ethical leader that many look up to and respect.
“Chief Chrisman has over 38 years of law enforcement experience under his belt as he continually raises the bar not only for himself, his community and colleagues, but for the association as well. He has been committed to the highest level of honor, integrity, dedication and respect as a member of this organization. It is that commitment that has made Glenn Chrisman a man of unquestionable character and dedication that we recognize him tonight.We owe him a great deal of gratitude for being an intricate part of this association,” TACP Executive Director Maggie Duncan stated.
“Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman is a friend to all in law enforcement and a mentor to all leaders fortunate enough to share space with him.”
“Retired Chief Casey continues to bean inspiration to law enforcement leaders throughout our state and Chief Chrisman is in exceptional company with the other recipients of the Chief Joe Casey Award – which is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a Chief of Police in the State of Tennessee,” outgoing President Chief David Moore, Martin Police Chief, expressed at the 44th Annual Awards Banquet.
The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police was founded in 1970asa professional organization that is dedicated to the highest ideals of honor, leadership, and integrity to maintain the respect and confidence of their government officials, subordinates, the public, and their fellow members of law enforcement. The association works together to shape public safety policy and provide executive level training to law enforcement executives from agencies statewide.