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John Chambers

Captain of Investigations, CPD

Foundational Leadership Advisory Board

Chattanooga, TN

Captain Chambers Bio:

Captain John Chambers began his career with the Chattanooga Police Department in 1999. As an officer Cpt. Chambers served as a Field Training Officer, Street Crimes Investigator, Training Instructor, and was a 14-year member of the department’s SWAT Team.  He was promoted to Sergeant in July of 2006 where he served as a Patrol Supervisor as well as the SWAT Team Commander.  He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January of 2015 where he served as the Commander of Technical Services, which encompasses the Real-Time Intelligence Center (RTIC), Crime Analysis, and Information Technology for the department.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Services Management from Bethel University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Southeastern Leadership Academy, and the FBI National Academy (class #269).  He was promoted to Captain in July of 2018 and now serves as the Commander of Investigations for the Department. 

Captain Chambers Why:

After spending the last 20+ years in law enforcement in a variety of positions and ranks I realize, now more than ever before, how important it is for law enforcement leaders to build resilience within their officers.  The inability or unwillingness to do so will continue to be the corrosive base by which we will erode any trust previously earned between an agency and the community.  I have been honored to be part of this project as I truly feel this is how we continue to grow as an industry while continuing to build trust within the communities we serve as well as the officers who serve them.