Deputy Chief of Professional Standards

Police Chief

Paul Noel
(865) 215-7000

Public Safety Complex
1650 Huron St.
Knoxville, TN 37917

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Interim Deputy Chief of Professional Standards
Bruce Guyton

Retired Federal Judge H. Bruce Guyton joined the Knoxville Police Department’s executive leadership team as the Interim Deputy Chief of Professional Standards in July 2023.

Judge Guyton is serving in that role until the next full-time Deputy Chief of Professional Standards can be selected, hired and onboarded. 

Judge Guyton most recently served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Tennessee for nearly 20 years until he retired from that post in early 2022. Prior to that, he was a founding partner of local law firm Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC. One of his primary areas of concentration was discrimination and employment law. Judge Guyton has also been trained and certified as a mediator through the University of Tennessee’s Conflict Resolution Program.  

“I respect and appreciate the Knoxville Police Department and look forward to becoming a part of the organization,” said Judge Guyton. “I am grateful to Chief Noel and Mayor Kincannon for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the good work the men and women of the KPD do on a daily basis.”

Guyton can reached at [email protected].