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Administrative Staff

Assistant Chief Hixson is a Greene County native who graduated from West Greene High School in 1990. He then earned an Associate's Degree from Walter's State Community College in 1992, followed by a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum University in 1999. Chief Hixson joined the Greeneville Auxiliary Police Department in 1994 and became a full-time officer with our department in 1997. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Lieutenant, Patrol Captain, Administrative Captain, and Assistant Chief. During his years of service, he was a member of the department's Bomb Squad for three years and the Special Response Team (S.R.T.) for eighteen years. For five of those years, he was the Assistant Commander. Chief Hixson is a graduate of the F.B.I.'s National Academy, the Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS), and the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s Municipal Management Academy sections 1 & 2. Chief Hixson is responsible for preparing and overseeing the department's annual operating budget, personal assignments, and disciplinary issues within the department. He directly supervises the three Captains on the administrative staff and reports to the Chief of Police. Assistant Chief Hixson can be contacted by email at [email protected] 

Captain Steve Spano graduated from Greeneville High School in 1989 and earned an Associate's Degree from Walter's State Community College in Criminal Justice. Captain Spano joined the Greeneville Auxiliary Police Department in 1994 and was hired full-time by the City of Tusculum Police Department in 1995. Captain Spano returned to the Greeneville Police Department in 1997 when he was hired as a full-time patrol officer. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Captain. During his years of service with our department, Captain Spano was a member of the department's Special Response Team (S.R.T.) for twenty-one years. For two of those years, he was the Commander of the Team. He was a K-9 officer for twelve years and led that unit for several years. Captain Spano was also assigned to the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force for two years. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service's Municipal Management Academy sections 1 & 2 and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS). Captain Spano is directly responsible for the department's records department, Auxiliary Unit, training unit, S.R.T. & Bomb Units, traffic enforcement units, department’s accreditation team, chaplain Corps, codes enforcement, and vehicle management. He and Captains Gass & Davis are responsible for investigating any internal affairs investigations that Assistant Chief Hixson or Chief Ward assign to them. They also work with Chief Hixson & Ward on budget preparation and management. Captain Spano can be contacted by email at [email protected]

Captain Kevin Gass was born and raised in Greeneville. He graduated from Greeneville High School in 1991. He then earned an Associate's Degree from Walter's State Community College in 1994 and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University in 1996. Captain Gass joined the Greeneville Auxiliary Police Department in 1997 and became a full-time officer with our department in 1999. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Captain. During his years of service, he was a member of the department's Bomb Squad for fifteen years and the Special Response Team (S.R.T.) for seven years. Captain Gass is a graduate of Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA), the Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS), and the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service's Municipal Management Academy sections 1 & 2. Captain Gass is directly responsible for the department's four patrol shifts and the field training program. He and Captains Spano & Davis are responsible for investigating any internal affairs investigations that Assistant Chief Hixson or Chief Ward assign to them. They also work with Chief Hixson & Ward on budget preparation and management. Captain Gass can be contacted by email at [email protected]

Captain Tim Davis graduated from Chuckey-Doak High School in Greene County in 1986. He then earned an Associate's Degree from Walter's State Community College in 2002 and then a Bachelor's Degree from Bethel University in 2020, both in Criminal Justice. Captain Davis joined the Greeneville Auxiliary Police Department in 1995. He then left to take a full-time position as a Deputy Sheriff with the Greene County Sheriff's Department in 1997. Captain Davis returned to the Greeneville Police Department in 2004 when he was hired as a full-time patrol officer. In 2007 he was assigned to the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force and was appointed as the director in 2012. In 2014 he was promoted to Detective Captain at the police department. Captain Davis is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Staff and Command, the Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS), and the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service's Municipal Management Academy sections 1 & 2. Captain Davis is directly responsible for the C.I.D. and S.R.O. Units of the department. He and Captains Spano & Gass are responsible for investigating any internal affairs investigations that Assistant Chief Hixson or Chief Ward assign to them. They also work with Chief Hixson & Ward on budget preparation and management. Captain Davis can be contacted by email at [email protected]