Police captain named assistant chief

Authored By david.morton

Capt. David Roddy, commander of the Chattanooga Police Department’s internal affairs, was named Fred Fletcher’s chief of staff, the department announced Thursday.

Roddy joined the CPD in 1995 and has held positions as an investigator, SWAT commander and in special operations. The Chattanooga native graduated from Tyner High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

His is the first appointment to the new police chief’s command staff. In a prepared statement, Fletcher said he was “absolutely confident” in Roddy’s ability to run the CPD’s day-to-day operations.

“For almost two decades, Chief Roddy has served the men and women of this community and this department with honor, integrity and courage,” Fletcher said. “I thank him for accepting this challenge, and I thank his wonderful family for sharing him with us and supporting him through this new challenge.”