Welcome to the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police website.  It is my honor to serve as president of the more than 280 municipal and university law enforcement agencies in our great state.  It is a position that I take great pride in as we work to increase the accessibility of consistent, accurate and timely information to our members. 

The members of the TACP possess a thorough knowledge of law enforcement needs within our state.  Through this association, we can address issues that we believe are in the best interest of public safety and the communities we serve.  This is accomplished through world class training, working alongside our elected officials and public safety partners, and by ensuring our agencies have the tools and resources available to provide effective public-safety to our citizens.   

This is your organization.  We welcome your input and participation as we continually strive to improve public safety for all law enforcement agencies across the state. 

Chief David Rausch
Knoxville Police Department
TACP President

2015 New Laws
Don't Miss All the New Laws Taking Effect!

Please take time to review the links below containing approximately 150+ bills tracked by the TACP that passed this legislation session of 109th General Assembly.  Each bill has a PDF version of the Public Chapter (engrossed law in statute) for to click onto for your convenience.  THIS IS WHAT GOES INTO TENNESSEE STATE STATUTE!

You can research other pieces of legislation at http://www.capitol.tn.gov/ and pull public chapters (engrossed version of a passed bill) at http://tnsos.org/acts/PublicActs.109.php and located attorney general’s opinions at http://attorneygeneral.tn.gov/op/opinions.html .  

2015 TACP New Law "Top Hits"
2015 TACP New Laws by Category
2015 TACP New Laws by Bill Number

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Dates to Remember

2015 Meetings

  • December 2-4

2016 Meetings

  • February 3-5
  • April 13-15
  • June 1-3
  • July 27-30: Annual Conference in Chattanooga
  • October 5-7
  • November 30- December 2

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TACP members shall be dedicated to the highest ideals of honor and integrity to maintain the respect and confidence of their government officials, subordinates, the public and their fellow members of law enforcement.