The Kingsport Police Department’s Strategic Operations Unit consists of several specialized divisions of the Operations Bureau. These include the Crime Analyst, the Traffic Unit, the Directed Patrol Unit, School Resource Officers, and Parking Enforcement Officers. The Strategic Operations Unit Commander also oversees various special projects and events such as security for Kingsport’s annual Fun Fest events and traffic control for various parades and road races.
Lieutenant David Moore received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from East Tennessee State University and his Masters of Education from Lincoln Memorial University. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy. He was sworn in at the Kingsport Police Department in 1988 and has served as Patrol Officer, Detective, Accreditation Manager, and a supervisor in the Administrative Bureau, Patrol Division, and Community Police Unit. Lieutenant Moore has also fulfilled the roles of S.W.A.T. Operator and Honor Guard Team member. He was promoted to Lieutenant in June of 2014 and currently commands the Strategic Operations Unit.