Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, Gov. Lee expressed confidence in Dale’s leadership abilities, citing his extensive experience in ensuring the safety of Tennessee communities.

Gov. Lee emphasized Dale’s suitability for overseeing MALETA, highlighting the importance of enhancing training and resources for law enforcement agencies to effectively serve and protect Tennesseans.

Dale brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in October 2022 after a distinguished 20-year career.

During his time with the FBI, Dale served in various capacities, including as assistant SWAT team leader, sniper team leader, and firearms and tactical instructor.

He has been recognized with the FBI Medal of Excellence for his exemplary service. Currently, Dale serves as the Chief of Campus Security at Lipscomb University, further demonstrating his commitment to ensuring safety and security. Prior to his tenure with the FBI, Dale served as a special agent with a focus on counterintelligence investigations.

Dale’s career is characterized by a steadfast dedication to identifying and mitigating risks, proactive response planning, and executing complex security initiatives. He holds an undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University.

Gov. Lee’s appointment of Jeffrey Dale reflects a commitment to strengthening law enforcement training and resources in Tennessee, ultimately enhancing public safety across the state.