David Laxton

Police Department
Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 865-435-7777
Oliver Springs Police Department
Chief David Laxton

Chief David Laxton, of the Oliver Springs Police Department has been in law enforcement for 22 years working in several capacities from local, state and federal agencies.  Chief David Laxton was promoted to Chief in March of 2021 and has made several strides since to help the Oliver Springs Police Department and Community.

 Chief David Laxton has brought the community together using several partnering organizations such as the Anderson County Family Justice Center, his department has created an elderly outreach program, hosted several community events from craft shows to car shows, and even hosted a parent’s night out where the Officers of the Oliver Springs Police Department played sports with the children of the community and allowed the parents to have a night out.

 Chief David Laxton has been a lifelong member of the South Harriman Baptist Church, he is a Free-Mason with the Oliver Springs Masonic Lodge #536, Member with the Tennessee Chiefs Association, a graduate of Harriman High School, Roane State Community College, and Liberty University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree. Chief David Laxton can be found on his off time on the lake or spending time with friends and family.


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