Chief Evans has worked as a K-9 handler on Patrol, a K-9 Trainer, Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Patrol Captain and FTO Commander, and Mobile Field Force Commander.
Chief Matt Evans is a Knoxville native, who graduated from Powell High School in 1991. He started his career in Law Enforcement in 1993 with the Knoxville Police Department where he was a patrol officer and K-9 Handler. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia to join the Cobb County Police Department as a police officer. After returning to Knoxville in 2003, he began working at The Knox County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer until August 2004 when he was promoted to patrol, then graduated the K-9 Handlers Program in 2006.
Chief Evans has completed thousands of hours of specialized training in the fields of law enforcement, patrol, special operations, and canine. He is a recent graduate from the FBI National Academy Session 283 and completed the Yellow Brick Road Physical Fitness Challenge.
He is a loving husband to his wife of 9 years and the proud father of his 2 children, Miranda and MiKaela.