Officer Phillip Russell was promoted to police sergeant by Police Chief Ken Burge.
Sgt. Russell has been with the department since April 1999, most recently as a Field Training Officer and a Motor Officer. He has worked in law enforcement since 1987. Prior to working for the Alcoa Police Department, Sgt. Russell was with the Knoxville Police Department and was a Master-At-Arms in the US Navy. He and his wife, Alicia, have 4 children, Phillip, Cody, Cameron and Faith.