The Tennessee Highway Patrol has named Warren County resident Jeff Mosley as its new captain in the Chattanooga District.
Mosley replaces Capt. Jessie Brooks, who was appointed last month to lead the Highway Patrol’s Knoxville District. Mosley, who was formerly assigned to the district that included Warren County, has most recently served as road lieutenant since 2009 in neighboring Coffee County.
“We’ve had our eyes on Jeff for a while now,” Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott said in making the announcement. “He has proven himself as an up-and-coming leader in our organization, and we’ve now given him the opportunity to produce positive results in the Chattanooga District.”
In assuming his new duties, Capt. Mosley will oversee 12 counties, and approximately 75 employees including troopers, dispatchers and other office personnel.
The state is divided into eight districts with one captain leading each district.
“It’s a great honor to be able to serve the people of Tennessee in this way,” said Mosley, who added the promotion is going to cut into his hours at the gym. “This is going to be a lot more responsibility, a lot more phone calls, and a lot more emails. Instead of having three counties, I’m picking up nine more. It’s going to keep me busy.”
Mosley has assisted with the organization and allocation of Highway Patrol manpower for the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival and served one-year terms as the THP’s special programs lieutenant (2008-09) and homeland security/ wrecker lieutenant (2007-08) in the Chattanooga District.
He was responsible for teaching safety education programs and conducting defensive driving school and handgun school inspections, as well as inspecting all wreckers throughout the area. He served as lead sergeant while assigned to the Warren County district.
Mosley is certified in traffic crash investigation, criminal drug patrol and as a DUI instructor. He graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in 2005. He began his career with the state as a correctional officer with the Department of Corrections in 1983.
He is married to Nicole Mosley, a lieutenant detective with McMinnville Police Department. They have one daughter, Alyssa, who is active in softball and basketball.