Join KPD's Chief Deputy Nate Allen for Books Sandwiched In Program

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Kristin Farley
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400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Join KPD's Chief Deputy Nate Allen for Books Sandwiched In Program

Posted: 08/13/2015
Chief Deputy Nate AllenIf you’d like to walk a compassionate mile in the shoes of a cop without coming under fire, this book is for you. Join Nate Allen, Deputy Chief of Police, City of Knoxville, for a revealing look at 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman by Adam Platinga, Wednesday, August 19, noon–1:00 p.m in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, at this month’s Books Sandwiched In, a program series of Knox County Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library.

Allen hopes his talk will provide increased insight into the work and experience of the police. “This book is a great way to build understanding, and transparency between the community and police officers,” Allen said.

Allen has been with Knoxville Police Department since 1984 and in 2014 was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police of the Criminal Investigations Division. Chief Allen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Homeland Security from North Central University. He is a graduate of the Georgia State University Senior Law Enforcement Command College and the FBI National Academy Session 196.

Books Sandwiched In continues on September 16, when Knoxville Attorney Rob Frost will discuss Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein. On October 28, Mark Stephens, Knox County Public Defender, will discuss Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. On November 19, James Gray, co-founder and Executive Director of the East Tennessee Permaculture Research Institute, will discuss Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation by James Howard Kunstler.