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Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:47 PM

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Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch Applies To Become Next TBI Director

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WTVF)- Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch is among 44 people who have applied to become the next director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to CBS affiliate WTVF in Nashville.

Rausch has been with KPD since 1993. He served in the Patrol Division for most of his time and was also was the Commanding Officer for that division.

He was promoted through the ranks from Officer to Sergeant in 1998, Sergeant to Lieutenant in 2002, Lieutenant to Captain in 2006, Captain to Deputy Chief in 2009, and to Chief of Police in 2011.

The final decision will be up to the governor. The candidate will need three recommendations from a nominating commission that meets for the first time Wednesday, according to News Channel 5.