FRANKLIN, TN (WLAF) – At last week’s 50th anniversary banquet of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), La Follette Chief of Police Bill Roehl was awarded the prestigious Top Leadership Award.  The honor is the fourth and highest leadership award available. 

“I’m honored for the recognition. The opportunities I have received throughout my career in areas such as career development proved beneficial for my achieving this recognition,” said Roehl.  The award comes a few weeks after Roehl’s fifth year anniversary on the job in the city where he grew up.

TACP serves as a driving force for advancement in policing in Tennessee.  For the last half century, the TACP has proudly worked in areas addressing laws, legislative issues and advanced law enforcement training in Tennessee. The TACP is one of the most respected law enforcement associations in the United States.  It has a membership of more than 1,000 active, retired and corporate members.

Roehl has been a member of TACP since 2000. 

On Tuesday, Roehl’s police force congratulated him on “a job well done.”  .

“Again, I’m truly honored,” said Roehl.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/22/2020-6AM)