TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 18, 2018
Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch has been named the next director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Knoxnews reports. He was one of three finalists sent to Gov. Bill Haslam for consideration. “As police chief in Knoxville, he took on both urban and rural public safety issues and collaborated with local, state and federal partners to help address some of the region’s most pressing crimes, such as gang activity and human trafficking,” Haslam said of Rausch when announcing his appointment. Rausch has been active in the conversation surround the national opioid crisis, and was present with President Donald Trump when the administration officially declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency.