LA VERGNE, Tenn. – In a significant step towards rebuilding community trust and fostering departmental growth, La Vergne has announced the appointment of a new police chief, Captain Christopher Moews, following a tumultuous period involving a sex scandal that led to the dismissal of five officers, including former Chief Burrel “Chip” Davis.
With nearly three decades of experience in law enforcement, Captain Christopher Moews, originally from the city of Milwaukee, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role. His extensive background includes participation in pivotal law enforcement committees such as the Police Chief’s Use of Force Review Committee, the Critical Incident Review Board, and the Police Officer Support Team.
Expressing his enthusiasm for this new chapter in his career, Chief Moews shared, “I am excited to begin this new chapter of my career with the La Vergne Police Department, becoming an active member of the La Vergne community, working towards restoring community trust, and continuing to grow and develop the department is my top priority.” He further emphasized his commitment to the city by stating, “During the course of meeting with several members of the La Vergne Police Department, as well as other city leaders, I have been impressed with their professionalism and dedication. It is an honor to serve the City of La Vergne as its next police chief!”
Chief Moews is poised to assume his new role on September 6, and his appointment is viewed as a crucial step towards a renewed era of transparency, professionalism, and community engagement within the La Vergne Police Department. As the city looks to move beyond the challenges of the past and embrace a promising future, the arrival of Chief Moews marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of progress and restoration.