The Kingsport Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division encompasses the traditional investigations of crimes against persons and property crimes as well as the specialized investigations of vice and narcotics related crimes. The C.I.D. Commander manages four supervisors and over a dozen detectives who collectively investigate all major crimes reported to K.P.D. Detectives utilize conventional methods, state of the art technology, and good old fashioned police work to process crime scenes, identify perpetrators, and bring criminals to justice.
Lieutenant Sean Chambers received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University. He initially joined the Kingsport Police Department in 1993 as a Corrections Officer, and he was sworn in as a Police Officer the following year. He has served the department in a variety of roles, including Patrol Officer, Community Police, Vice Detective, and as Director of the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force. He rose through the ranks while on Patrol, where he served as a Watch Commander. He was promoted to Lieutenant in February of 2013 and currently serves as the Criminal Investigations Division Commander.