Greg Coker

Direct Phone: (865) 946-3230

Toll Free: (866) 449-5342

Fax: (865) 946-3214 


Greg Coker Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in April 2016 as a Training Coordinator for the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC.  Greg came to LEIC after a 26 year career with the Knoxville Police Department where he retired as a Lieutenant.  During his police career, he served in the Criminal Investigations Division, the Patrol Division, and the Support Services Division.  His leadership positions included assignments with supervisory responsibility over Patrol squads, Records, Crime Analysis, Technical Services, and the Organized Crime/Narcotics Unit.  He served on special teams including the Special Operations Squad, the Search and Rescue Team, and the Mobile Field Force.  Greg served on the Governor’s Counter Terrorism task force and taught in the area of Homeland Security.  Greg also served as the department’s Primary Defensive Tactics Instructor and was a firearms instructor assisting with those curriculums at the Knoxville Police Department’s Training Academy.  Prior to beginning work with the police department in 1990, Greg served three years on active duty in the United States Army in the Military Police Corps.  Continuing on to 26 years of combined service in the Army Reserve and National Guard, Greg also worked as a Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Specialist, a Civil Affairs Specialist, and a Cavalry Scout.


Greg is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University and an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Roane State Community College.



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