Josh Creel Named Assistant Police Chief
Clint Uselton has been selected as the new Chief of Police for the City of East Ridge. He accepted the position upon the recent retirement of former Police Chief Stan Allen.
A resident of East Ridge for nearly 20 years, Uselton joined the East Ridge Police Department in 1999 where he has held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Chief prior to his current rank of Chief of Police. He graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy (Class #276) and Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development. Uselton has also attended numerous specialized schools on supervision, leadership, instructor development, and traffic.
Uselton stated that as Chief of Police, his focus will be to lead a proactive department organized to actively respond to the needs of the city’s citizens.
“I am excited to be entrusted with the leadership of a department full of dedicated and motivated public servants,” said Chief Uselton. “Working alongside our citizens and other partners, we can continue to advance our mission of creating a safer East Ridge.”
Lieutenant Josh Creel has been chosen as the Assistant Chief of Police for the East Ridge Police Department. He assumed the position after Uselton was promoted to Police Chief.
Creel joined the East Ridge Police Department in 2001 and has held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Detective, and Lieutenant prior to his current rank of Assistant Chief of Police. He is a graduate of the highly acclaimed FBI National Academy (Class #282), and has attended numerous specialized schools on firearms, narcotics, leadership, instructor development, and investigative techniques.
As Assistant Chief of Police, Creel said his focus will be to transform the Chief’s vision into operational readiness, capability, and proactivity.
Creel stated, “I am looking forward to forging the men and women of the East Ridge Police Department into the servant leaders our community deserves.”