Don Green, Executive Director


Phone: (865) 946-3221
Toll Free: (866) 449-5342
Fax: (865) 946-3214
don.green@tennessee.edu

Don Green became the Executive Director for the LEIC on December 1, 2009. Previously he was the Program Manager for the National Forensic Science Institute at the LEIC. This component of the University of Tennessee's Law Enforcement Innovation Center hosts the National Forensic Academy, a ten-week course to provide training for police forensic responders. Prior to his full time employment, he was affiliated with both LEIC and Fox Valley Technical College presenting on leadership, ethics, school safety and community policing.  Don Green joined the LEIC in April 2008 when he retired as Deputy Chief of Police with the Knoxville Police Department, having served there since 1979. He has over thirty-one years of law enforcement experience. His assignments included Division Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division and Support Services Division.

During his career he served as SWAT team leader and commander, on the Haz-Mat Response Team, Marine Unit, Bicycle Unit, and as an Accident Reconstructionist, as well as on patrol and investigative assignments. He has been involved in training both for KPD and on a national and international basis in areas such as leadership, ethics, community policing, tactical operations, school safety, and homeland security. He has also published numerous articles for Law and Order magazine. Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, both from The University of Tennessee. In 2011 he completed an Education Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. He is a graduate of the 204th session of the FBI National Academy and the 28th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF).

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