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Chattanooga Police Department Awards United States Attorney's Office Federal Partner Of The Year

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. On Thursday, May 18, 2023, the Chattanooga Police Department and Chief Celeste Murphy awarded the United States Attorney’s Office the honor of Federal Partner of the Year. 

In bestowing this honor on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Chattanooga Police Department explained:

For many years, the Chattanooga Police Department has enjoyed an excellent professional relationship with our federal partners who live and work together in the greater Chattanooga area.  Over those years, CPD and the U.S Attorney’s Office have partnered on numerous individual investigations, programs, and projects to enhance the safety of our community.  We believe that this partnership has played an important role in our high quality of life in Chattanooga.  This past year, our partnership with the USAO has been crucial in the continued development of our region's violent crime strategy.  Through this partnership, we have made significant inroads into our community’s struggle with crimes committed by individuals while using or illegally possessing guns, as well as other violent crimes committed by repeat offenders.  The USAO has also directly supported CPD in the prosecution of drug-related crimes that have resulted in way too many overdose deaths of people in our community.  Lastly, the USAO has taken an active role in our region's awarded PSP Grant, leveraging their Department of Justice experience to provide both guidance and strategic leadership.  We at CPD look forward to our continued collaboration with the USAO as we continue to build upon our violent crime strategy.

“The United States Attorney’s Office is proud of its longstanding partnership with the Chattanooga Police Department, and we are honored to receive this award from Chief Murphy,” said United States Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III.  “We look forward to continuing our important work together as we collaborate to reduce violent crime in the Chattanooga community.”



Rachelle Barnes
Public Affairs Officer
(865) 545-4167

Updated May 23, 2023

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