Chiefland Police Department

  • Agency: Chiefland Police Department
  • Address: 14 E Park Ave, Chiefland, 32626 FL
  • Chief: Robert Douglas (Chief of Police)
Phone: 352-493-6777
Fax: (352) 493-6776

Chiefland Police Department is located at 14 E Park Ave, Chiefland, 32626 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Douglas. The Chiefland Police Department phone number is 352-493-6777.

Chiefland Police Department News

There is a huge turn out for tonight's Trunk A Treat and the CPD Haunted House!

The Chiefland Police Department's Trunk or Treat will be on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 8:00PM located at the Chiefland Police's Haunted House. Gates will open for vendor's, to set up their displays, at 6:30PM. Come out and have a great time.

We would like to give a big Thank You to Kimberly McLane with Puro-Clean for the donation of the K-9 Oxygen Mask made by Surgi Vet. This mask can be used to supply oxygen to our K-9 or any other pup for that matter if they are ever in distress or in need of breathing assistance. These masks have been successfully used in the past with dogs that were involved in fires or other injuries that put them in repertory distress, and helped save their lives. Hopefully we will never need it, but if we do, we will now have them for our dogs. Pictured above is Ms. Kimberly McLane with Nicki, Chief Scott Anderson, Officer Kyle Schultz and his K-9 partner Blitz. K-9 Officer Schultz will be issued one of the masks, and K-9 Officer Pete Barnes, who was not available for the picture, will also be given one of these masks. Thank you again Ms. McLane for helping keep our 4 legged officers safe.

Come see us tonight at our haunted house. Great fun and raise money for the less fortunate this Christmas. Gate opens at 8pm. Adults $8, kids $5. Low cost snacks on scene. Every Friday and Saturday in October, behind Hardee's in Chiefland.

Starting this weekend, Come Join us at The Chiefland Police Department's Halloween Haunted House!! It is being held at the Old C.F.C.E. Warehouse on NW 11th Ave. (Directly behind Hardee's) This is a great for all ages! ​ This fund raiser is to make money to support our Christmas fund (Chiefland Community Christmas) that we do each year. Since around 2004, we have provided Christmas gifts to kids in need, Christmas dinners for the entire family, and we even managed to help with some other expenses for some folks in need during the holiday season. This is something that we intend on continuing for many years to come, and hope to grow. Last year's haunted house was a great success, we were able to take care of numerous kids and families in need. This year, we have even more in store. We have expanded the haunted house approximately 1/3 larger than last year with a few more and new "tricks" up our sleeves. So now I am asking for some community support. We need folks to volunteer to help us. As much as we would love to take care of this all alone, we need help. So if you can be persuaded to lend a hand, please contact us via email, person or phone during normal business hours. Thank you in advance!

OK folks. As most of you know, for the second year we are having a haunted house. This fund raiser is to make money to support our Christmas fund (Chiefland Community Christmas) that we do each year. Since around 2004, we have provided Christmas gifts to kids in need, Christmas dinners for the entire family, and we even managed to help with some other expenses for some folks in need during the holiday season. This is something that we intend on continuing for many years to come, and hope to grow. Last year's haunted house was a great success, we were able to take care of numerous kids and families in need. This year, we have even more in store. We have expanded the haunted house approximately 1/3 larger than last year with a few more and new "tricks" up our sleeves. So now I am asking for some community support. We need folks to volunteer to help us. As much as we would love to take care of this all alone, we need help. So if you can be persuaded to lend a hand, this is what we need. --Help finishing the build out. We have spent countless hours up there and thanks to our sponsors a ton of materials. But we are not finished. We had a few setbacks with Irma and fell a bit behind schedule. We are catching up, but would really love some folks to come up and give a hand finalizing what we are doing and perhaps lend a hand in the creative idea department, or even helping clean up and getting ready. ---Help with staffing of the haunted house. If you are interested in joining us in the scream building part of this adventure, we would love it. Get dressed up and scare some folks. It's fun. Or perhaps help out front for we will be also selling low cost snacks at the event. --Businesses,,, Special Attention businesses--- On the final weekend, the last Saturday before the 31st, we want to host a "Trunk or Treat". We are looking for businesses that are willing to set up and hand out candy to kids. It's a good way to get some free advertising, and help provide a safe place for kids to trick or treat at the same time. Should be fun. Lets pack the place with treats, for the tricks will be covered. So, if you are interested in helping us work on the place, or helping us staff the place, please contact us at the Police Department. Contact Chief Scott Anderson, Captain Ray Tremblay, or Lieutenant Jay Bolton. We can be reached at 352-493-6777. If you have a business and want to get in on the "Trunk or Treat" also contact us to let us know. This way we know how to plan. If you are in High School and need community hours for graduation, this is a fun way to get your hours..... Just sayin'. We hope to see some of you helping us scare some folks, and hope to see the rest of you being scared. Come join us if you dare..... Please like our page, share our flyer which is on our page, and spread the word. Don't be afraid to tell folks in other towns, this place will be worth the ride over... See you there..

Safety tip: Lock your vehicle doors. Whether at home or the store, lock it down. Most vehicle burglaries occur as a crime of opportunity. Quite often the burglar will move on along if met with a secured vehicle, in hopes to not attract attention to him/her. I know we live in a small town and like to think that these things do not happen here, but they do. More often than you may realize, and this simple step can prevent it.

A letter from our Chief: Now that the dust is settled, and our lives have mostly returned to normal, I would like to take a few moments to express our gratitude to the citizens and businesses of our community . Having said that, please understand that due to the overwhelming outpouring of kind gestures from citizens and businesses, combined with the craziness we all experienced during the Irma event and all of us being spread thin; I may accidentally leave some folks off of this list. For that I apologize in advance. So, if this happens, please leave a note in the comments as I do not intend to omit anyone from this list, and it speaks volumes about our beloved community that this list is so long. First I would like to thank our crew here at the Chiefland Police Department; everyone worked grueling hours for an extended period of time and not one of you complained, not even once. Everyone here worked very hard and represented this community with honor and pride and for that, I personally am grateful. I couldn’t be part of a better crew. A HUGE thank you to Sheriff Bobby McCallum and the entire staff at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. Early on, it became evident that we would be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of travelers navigating our community, and were in need of aid. Without a second thought, or pause, your crew came forward and spent a vast amount of resources helping us with the traffic and calls in spite of having your own issues to deal with. We cannot express our thanks enough for this. Without your people, we wouldn’t have seen the success with this operation that we were able to achieve. Chiefland Sewer Department. Randy Wilkerson, Gunnar Courtney and Randy McCumber, without hesitation you showed up and helped us with traffic control. This was despite the fact that it’s not your job to do so. Your skills of keeping things flowing surely go well beyond the sewer system. This gave our people a much needed break to refuel and rest a bit. We are grateful and indebted. Jimmy Ellzey, you jumped at the chance to help us with traffic control and stood with us for hours helping direct the flow. You had our backs when you didn’t have to, and I greatly appreciate it. The number of businesses that jumped at the chance to help us with donations of food was truly remarkable. We were forced to eat on the fly, and these guys made sure that was possible. Thank you to Chiefland Wal Mart, Little Caesars Pizza, Beef O’Bradys, Burger House, Bubba Q’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Murphy Express and I am sure I am missing a few. Businesses were not the only ones making sure we were able to eat and stayed hydrated. Numerous citizens came out to make sure we were taken care of also. Heather Stull, Kaila Rose, Ms. Weeks, Donna Brock, Jamie and Mary Ann Weatherington, Mark Swain, Ryan Bell, Megan Bolton, Kasidy Schultz, Heather Easley, Ann Woods, and so many others. Your kind words of thanks, offers of something cold to drink or the food you dropped off was greatly appreciated. Not only did our citizens help with feeding us physically, but emotionally as well. All of our people were in the street working not knowing what would happen next in their own lives, at their own homes, and had little or no time to prepare. The kind words and the regular expression of thanks from our citizens as well as those traveling through were well received. This kept us going just as much as food and drink. It reminded us why we do what we do. As a whole, this incident taught us many things about how to prepare, deal with and resolve issues in a disaster situation. But I think the biggest thing that shined through it all and stood out most to us was the heart displayed by the community in which we serve. With all the negative press, bad stories, and disrespect displayed in these times, it is easy for officers to become jaded. I think I can speak for us all here at the Chiefland Police Department. We were reassured that our community as a whole stands with us. We know the citizens we serve appreciate us, and will be there for us if we ever are in need. Beyond that, I must say we have a renewed confidence in the American people. Most all we encountered were very kind, and also offered aid for our officers while they fled their own homes to seek refuge, not knowing if they would return to anything at all. In spite of the stressful situation they were dealing with, almost all demonstrated calm, and patience while dealing with our traffic delays and shortage of fuel. Lots of total strangers offered cold water and such to our officers in spite of having limited resources of their own. They were willing to go without to help us. It did not go unnoticed. In closing, Again, I want to say thanks to each one of you on this list as well as the numerous people and businesses I am sure I missed. You all deserve this at the very least. You have all renewed our confidence in our society, and reminded us why we all took the oath to serve. Citizens of Chiefland and the surrounding area, you make me proud to call this place my home. God Bless, Chief Scott Anderson

Things are beginning to get back to normal, the Chiefland Police Department's American flag and the state of Florida flag have been raised by Chief Anderson and Officer K. Schultz at the police station. Please continue to be diligent in the safety of your love one's and property. Also, please be patient and allow the multiple service personnel time to restore services and clear the roadways.

PLEASE PASS ALONG TO ALL... We are STILL UNDER CURFEW! This is the Eye of the storm, more may come. Please, for your safety, return to your homes and await the curfew to be lifted.

Due to traffic please avoid NW 19 Ave ( Manatee Springs Boulevard)

For the last 3 months: Department statistics for June 2017 Arrests- 20 Drug Arrests- 6 Building Checks- 979 Calls Answered- 227 Assist Other Agencies- 15 Citations- 30 Warnings- 87 Traffic Crashes-16 D.U.I's.- 2 Trespass Warnings- 9 Sworn Complaints- 9 Officer Self Initiated Activity- 121 Department statistics for July 2017 Arrests- 19 Drug Arrests- 2 Building Checks- 864 Calls Answered- 216 Assist Other Agencies- 17 Citations- 20 Warnings- 113 Traffic Crashes-13 D.U.I's.- 2 Trespass Warnings- 10 Sworn Complaints- 4 Officer Self Initiated Activity- 135 Department statistics for August 2017 Arrests- 20 Drug Arrests- 1 Building Checks- 975 Calls Answered- 258 Assist Other Agencies- 17 Citations- 21 Warnings- 113 Traffic Crashes-14 D.U.I's.- 3 Trespass Warnings- 15 Sworn Complaints- 8 Officer Self Initiated Activity- 139

***Update, the dog has been reunited with his owner, thank you to everyone for your assistance! The Chiefland Police Department is requesting your assistance. We are looking to locate the owners of: A very friendly, white medium length fur, male dog, possible a Pit bull/Lab mix. He was located in the 400 block of North Young Blvd. (US 27 Alt) at approximately midnight with a long leash attached. It appears he may live in the North East part of town. We are requesting you to share this on your Facebook to aid in locating the owner(s). If you know this dog, please contact the Chiefland Police Department at 352-493-6777 or our lobby Monday through Friday 800 am to 5 pm. Please refer to case number: 170805092 To claim, please provide evidence of the ownership, pictures ect. Thank you for your assistance! Your Chiefland Police Department

Congratulations to Officer Schultz and his K-9 Partner "Blitz" !

View from inside the "fleeing" vehicle.

Inside the "fleeing" vehicle, side view of the police vehicle making control contact to spin out the vehicle.

The special vehicle designed to ensure safety for the officers while learning the maneuvers.

On Thursday, the Chiefland Police Department joined local agencies to become PIT certified. This training was put on by the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The PIT maneuver, or Pursuit Intervention Technique, is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop. The Chiefland Police Department would like to thank the Marion County Sheriff's Office for this opportunity to train with them! This video is of two live PITs during quilifications. The rear vehicle is simulated to be the police officer and the front vehicle (that spins out) is the fleeing subject. More videos a day pictures to follow.