Fred Schultz has been named chief of police for the Athens Police Department. Schultz has served as the department’s interim chief in the past six months and before that served as lieutenant over the department’s Special Services Division. A native of Athens, he has been with the Athens Police Department since 2004. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with the McMinn County Sheriff’s Office and was with the Regional Drug Task Force for a year. Schultz is also a six-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.