Assistant Chief of Police
Keith Lambert served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police officer. He started working at the UT Police Department shortly after receiving an Honorable discharge. Assistant Chief Lambert worked his way through the department’s ranks. He served on Patrol as Field Training Officer, a special assignment to Investigations, and was assigned to the Crime Prevention Bureau. The Crime Prevention Bureau (now the Community Relations Unit) began program development geared toward addressing specific safety concerns on our campus. He was one of the first two certified Rape Aggression Defense Systems instructors in Tennessee and is currently a senior instructor trainer for the system. He was promoted from this assignment to lieutenant where he was responsible for a Patrol shift until being promoted to Captain of Special Operation in 2006. This division was responsible for Communications & Central Alarm, Training, technical support, and the majority of emergency management functions. As Assistant Chief of Police, he is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the department with all divisions reporting to him.
Assistant Chief Lambert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and a Master of Science from the University of Tennessee. He is a graduate of the 264th Session of the FBI National Academy, FBI Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS), and the IACLEA Executive Development Institute. He serves on the Emergency Management Steering Committee and the Big Orange Family Campaign Executive Committee at the University of Tennessee. He is a current member of the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrator (IACLEA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP). Chief Lambert is a previous recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Community Service for his contribution to community safety. Also, he was received various awards for his continuing work for preventing violence against women including Rape Aggression Defense System’s highest honor the Susan B. Anthony Award.