Troy appoints new Chief of Police, patrol officer

Katie Davis is sworn in by Troy Mayor Darren Coldwell.

Katie Davis is sworn in by Troy Mayor Darren Coldwell.

The City of Troy has filled the gap created by the retirement of former Chief of Police Allen Dye. At their June 21, 2017, meeting, the Troy City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Katie Davis as the new Chief of Police and appointed Travis Miller as the city’s newest patrol officer.

The council has been looking for a replacement for Dye since he retired in April 2016, but the national search failed to produce the desired results. When the position was announced internally, Davis stepped up.

Davis has been a long-time employee of Troy Dispatch, where she oversaw the dispatch center and managed eight employees. She left dispatch last year to accept a position as a patrol officer.

Troy Mayor Darren Coldwell said her experience with dispatch and her understanding and relationships with the public will serve the city well.

“Chief Davis is going to be a huge asset to the Troy P.D.,” he said. “Her administrative experience, along with her ability to deal with the public are qualities  that not every individual offers. The 100 percent support that the City Council gave the new Chief shows the unwavering commitment, and respect that they have for her and the position.”

The council also appointed Travis Miller as a new patrol officer.