Director Botts began his law enforcement career at the Cleveland Police Department in 1973. He rose through the ranks of the department, serving in both the patrol and criminal investigation divisions, until he was appointed Assistant Chief.

In 1981, Botts was appointed Chief of Police, a post he held for 10 years.   Since retiring from the Cleveland Police Department, Botts has been employed by the Logan-Thompson Law Firm of Cleveland. His duties have included management of the office and investigative matters.

Among the many accomplishments Botts achieved during his law enforcement career were graduation from the following: FBI National Academy, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Training, FBI SWAT Training School, U.S. Secret Service Specialized Training, as well as numerous other specialized schools. He is also a Tennessee-licensed private investigator, as well as a Tennessee Supreme Court Certified Rule 31 Mediator.

Botts’ formal education includes Masters Degrees from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga in both Criminal Justice and Education.  He and his wife, Vickie, are members of Cleveland’s First Baptist Church, and the couple has two sons, Eric and Andy, and three grandchildren.













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