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Norris Bulletin: Norris hires new police chief, separates public safety departments

The town of Norris will have a new police chief beginning on July 3rd.

According to the Norris Bulletin, it was announced during Monday’s City Council meeting that William “Chip” Kain has been hired to serve as Norris’s next police chief. Kain is currently chief of police in the town of Baneberry, Tennessee. Kain has previously served with the UT Police Department and the Clinton Police Department. He also once co-hosted a sports talk show on a Knoxville radio station. He succeeds Danny Humphrey, who stepped down earlier this year.

The Bulletin also reports that the City Council voted to reorganize the city’s Public Safety Department

The reorganization will basically create separate police and fire departments, a move that supporters say will allow members of both to be more efficiently trained and supervised. That reorganization was unanimously approved.

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