Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracey Trott announced today that Jessie W. Brooks will be captain of its Chattanooga district. Brooks replaces David McGill, who became captain of the Knoxville district.
Brooks has been with the highway patrol for 31 years, according to the department. Since 2009, in the Knoxville district, he served as administrative lieutenant and oversaw operations of the office and staff. He has also been the safety education lieutenant, troop sergeant, and litter sergeant. He's also provided security to governors and first ladies.
"During his career in the THP, Jessie has been a valuable asset to the patrol, providing leadership and experience while, most recently, supervising the daily operations of his district office. As District Captain, Jessie will continue to help us advance as an agency," THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.
Brooks was a Hamblen County Sheriff's Office deputy from 1975 until 1981. He then began his career with the THP as a road trooper that same year. He was assigned to Roane County, and later Knox County. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He is currently enrolled at Bethel University and plans to complete a bachelor degree in criminal justice this year. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve.