Hermann Police Chief Tennant takes position in Tennessee

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

Frank TennantBy staff writer

Frank Tennant, Hermann’s police chief for the past 10-plus years, has taken a job as chief of police in Millington, Tenn.

Tennant, 54, said he was retiring from the Hermann position, and informed City Administrator Mark Wallace and other city staff members at a staff meeting on Wednesday morning.

Millington is a city in Shelby County Tennessee with a population of about 11,000. Tennant said there are 54 employees in that city’s police department.

In 2004, Tennant was hired for the Hermann position after spending 22 years in the Owensboro, Ky., Police Department. He has nearly 33 years in law enforcement, 25 of them in a supervisory or management position.

Tennant said the job in Tennessee will put him closer to his family, and approximately 2 1/2 hours from his father, who is a retired military veteran who served 23 years in the U.S. Army. Tennant said he also learned a couple weeks ago that he will become a grandpa for the first time. and taking the job in Millington will put him in close proximity to his children.

“That’s very important to me, and was one of the main reasons that I decided to leave,” said Tennant.

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