Police Chief Jan Phillips

413D (1)Chief Jan Phillips is a native of the City of Shelbyville with forty-four years of law enforcement experience and approximately forty-two years of leadership. Chief Phillips began his career in public service more than forty-eight years ago with the Bedford County Ambulance Service before joining the Shelbyville Police Department in January 1977 as a dispatcher. In March of 1977, Chief Phillips was promoted to the Patrol Division of the Shelbyville Police Department, and graduated the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in October 1977. In May of 1979, Chief Phillips began to climb the ranks within the Department and was promoted to his first leadership position as Shift Sergeant. In 1991, Chief Phillips was promoted to Shift Captain where he would serve until being promoted to Major of Patrol. In 2000, Chief Phillips was promoted to Major of Patrol where he would serve approximately fourteen years leading and overseeing the day-to-day functions of the Department’s Patrol Division. In September 2014, Chief Phillips was promoted to his current position as Chief of Police.


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