Chief of Police
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety
Troy Lane served 4 years with the U.S. Army as a Military Police Team Leader and served in Operation Desert Storm. He began his civilian law enforcement career in 1991 as a Police Officer with the Salina, Kansas Police Department. In 1996 he moved to the Kansas State University Police Department. While there, he worked in all facets of the department, as a Patrolman, Patrol Supervisor (Sergeant), Investigator, Support Services Commander (Captain), and finally as the Assistant Chief, in charge of day-to-day operations of the department. In May of 2007 he was selected as the Chief of Police for the University of Wyoming Police Department. In June of 2012, he was appointed Chief of Police at the University of Tennessee Police Department. In January of 2016, he was appointed to the dual role of associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Masters in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the 212th Session of the FBI National Academy, FBI Central States Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), and numerous other specialty schools. He holds instructor level certifications in Police Ethics, Firearms, Less Lethal Force, National Incident Management System and Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS), and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). He has taught Criminal Justice courses for the University of Wyoming, Upper Iowa University, and Fort Hays State University. He is a Past Vice President of the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police where he served on the Legislative Liaison and Amber Alert committees. In 2010 he was selected by the Governor of Wyoming to serve as a Commissioner for the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST), and in 2011 he was selected by the Governor of Wyoming as a Court Security Commissioner. He is a current member FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI LEEDA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (where he serves on the Futures and University committees), and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), where he was recently nominated to be a Director at Large.