The Town of Greeneville announces that Police veteran Tim Ward has been named Chief of the Greeneville Police Department (GPD).
Ward succeeds Chief Terry Cannon who retired June 29.
He was officially sworn into duty as Chief during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting held July 17.
Ward has served GPD for 27 years, most recently as Administrative Captain for the past two years. He began his service as a Patrol Officer in 1990 and has been promoted through the ranks, working as a Narcotics Agent, Commander of the Special Response Team (SRT) and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, Detective Lieutenant, and Patrol Captain.
He is a 1984 graduate of Greeneville High School and a 1989 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Ward has earned a number of continuing education and professional certifications during his years with GPD.
He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and serves as a board member for both Keep Greene Beautiful and the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County.
Ward will assume his duties as Chief of Police on June 30.