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Overholt serves Morristown as police chief

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

Roger Overholt has been chief of the Morristown Police Department since 2000.

Overholt grew up in Newport and earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Walters State Community College. He received a B.S. in criminal justice management from La Salle University in Mandeville, La. and a B.S. in organizational management from Tusculum College.

Overholt has a master’s degree in human resource development from Tusculum College.

He has received specialized training from several Federal Bureau of Investigation schools and the Tennessee Chiefs of Police Association.

He has served in many positions within law enforcement and has taught hundreds of classes in specialized law enforcement fields.

Overholt and his wife have one daughter.