McMinnville Police Chief Bryan Denton has been selected to be a member of the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force Executive Board.
“I was a little surprised when I got the appointment,” said Denton. “I knew my name was in the hat for it but I didn’t think I would get it. I’m excited to serve in this capacity and represent Middle Tennessee in the position I’m going to be in. I hope I can draw attention to some of the regional and even local problems we have with drug trafficking and drug abuse and maybe be in a better position to combat those things.”
The board consists of officials from many of Tennessee’s executive departments such as health, mental health and substance abuse, safety and homeland security, as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement representatives. The bylaws call for representation by three Tennessee Chiefs of Police, one from each of the geographical regions of the state.
Executive Board meetings are held quarterly at TBI Headquarters in Nashville. At the Executive Board meeting, each of the three Chief of Police representatives is given an opportunity to speak to the current drug threats within their respective regions. The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force is reliant upon the Executive Board for leadership and management.
Denton says the board sets the direction to the task force by providing much-needed information about issues.
“They want input from every region and that’s the reason it exists – to stay on top of what the current issues are and be able to address them,” said Denton.
Denton will be introduced as a new member during the next Executive Board meeting March 11. For more information about Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force visit www.rid-meth.org.