Jeff Young began his career in emergency services in 1979, when at the age of eighteen he began serving this community as a firefighter and EMT. Later that same year he was hired as a dispatcher for the Collegedale Police Department.
It was in March of 1982 when Young chose to serve our country by enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the 549th M.P. (Military Police) Company in Panama. Five years later he graduated from the Army criminal investigation school and served as an Army special agent in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Bermerhaven, Germany.
Young transferred to the Army Reserve in 1992 where he continued to serve as a Special Agent. Prior to his military retirement in 2015 Young was deployed twice to Iraq and awarded two Bronze Star medals for his exemplary service in a combat zone.
Two years after transferring to the Army Reserves, Young returned to the Collegedale Police Department in 1994, this time as a police officer, and was soon assigned as the first full time investigator for the Collegedale Police Department, a position he held for the next 10 years before returning to patrol as a shift sergeant.
Young served as the Lieutenant over Special Investigations and was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police in June of 2021.
Assistant Chief Young is married and has a daughter with four grandchildren living in Florida, a daughter attending university in Germany, and a son who lives in Soddy Daisy.
“All of us came up under the guidance of the Assistant Chief” said Chief Jack Sapp. “Our police department and the citizens of Collegedale owe Jeff Young a debt of gratitude for his many years of service.”
The Collegedale Police Department wishes Assistant Chief Young well as he begins his next great adventure.