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The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators for the Southeast region named Troy Lane, associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police, Director of the Year for 2016 during the organization’s board of directors meeting in Washington, DC, earlier this month.

Chief Troy Lane in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

The award recognizes a chief or director for leadership, dedication to the profession, and exemplary service.

The nomination submission states, “Chief Lane has been instrumental in numerous changes within the department since arriving five years ago. His leadership has resulted in officers being provided tools to perform their job such as Tasers, body cameras, and a new records management system. He has been successful in addressing equitable pay issues for both police and communication officers. Chief Lane has promoted the goals of the university at the state level through the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and at the national level by serving on the IACLEA executive board. He remains active each year facilitating ethics training to all officers and truly leads by example.”

Lane, who has more than 20 years of campus law enforcement experience, was named chief of police in 2012. In 2016, he took on the dual role of associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police.

Lane is a certified instructor in the National Incident Management System and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation training program. He began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a military policeman in the US Army in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was chief of police at the University of Wyoming before coming to UT.

Lane holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Fort Hays State University and a bachelor’s degree in management and ethics from Manhattan Christian College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He is the director at large for IACLEA and currently serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police as the District II director.


Karen Dunlap (, 865-974-8674)