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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 Justin Quillin received his Associate of Science in General Studies from Northeast State Community College. He joined the Kingsport Police Department in 1995 and has served in a variety of capacities including Patrol Officer, Community Police, a supervisor in both the Training Unit and Patrol Division, Administrative Lieutenant, and Jail Administrator. Lieutenant Quillin is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy. He has fulfilled several specialized roles including S.W.A.T. Operator, Honor Guard Team member, and Department Chaplain. He was promoted to Lieutenant in May of 2013 and was assigned to the Patrol Power Shift. He currently oversees the Strategic Operations Unit.