Clinton Police Department

  • Agency: Clinton Police Department
  • Address: 125 West Broad St, Clinton, 37716 TN
  • Chief: Rick Scarbrough (Chief of Police)
Phone: 865-457-3112

Clinton Police Department is located at 125 West Broad St, Clinton, 37716 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Rick Scarbrough. The Clinton Police Department phone number is 865-457-3112.

Clinton Police Department News

TBI SPECIAL AGENTS INVESTIGATING OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING Updated 9:40 a.m. (11/9/17) – The deceased individual has been identified as Roger Raymond York, Jr. (DOB 8/9/85), of Clinton, TN. At the request of 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred just after 9:00 PM Wednesday in Clinton, Tennessee. OFFICIAL TBI PRESS RELEASE HERE:

ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOURS Norfolk-Southern will be making repairs to the railroad crossing on J.D. Yarnell Parkway near North Seivers Blvd (SR 61). Work is set to begin at 8am Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Road closures and detours will remain in effect for most of the day. J.D. Yarnell Parkway will be closed at the RR crossing. All east bound Seviers Blvd traffic, entering the industrial park, may continue to use the ramp adjacent to CUB. All west bound Seviers Blvd traffic wishing to enter the industrial park is being detoured to East Weaver, Eagle Bend Road, and Christin Drive. All traffic exiting the industrial park will need to turn left onto Christin Drive. IMPORTANT: Residents who live on Christin Drive and between the 500 and 900 blk of Eagle Bend Rd: There will be NO ON STREET PARKING between 7am and 7pm Tuesday 11/7/17.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND Remember to turn back your clock this Sunday November 5, 2017.

HALLOWEEN is a fun time of the year, but frightening statistics confirm that it is also one of the most dangerous nights for our children. To help ensure your little goblins trick or treating extravaganza is as safe as it is entertaining, the Clinton Police Department has put together this list of easy to follow Halloween safety tips: TRICKS FOR SAFE TREATS: Remind your children to only approach homes with the lights on, never enter a home and toss candy that’s not in an original wrapper. Year-round rules like not getting into a car with a stranger bear repeating. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Choose to follow direct routes with the fewest street crossings. Take extra care on streets and at crossings, especially at dusk and after dark. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If your kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night and check on them periodically. Remind yourself, and your children, to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. FOR WICKED COSTUMES: Costumes should be flame-retardant, allow your child to walk freely without tripping and allows them to easily see and hear. Any face paint or makeup used on skin or costumes should be non-toxic and tested on your child for allergies. Decorate costume bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. Ensure that costume props are made of pliable material. Realistic replica firearms should never be used. Place emergency identification information discreetly inside the clothing of small children. Avoid placing their names outwardly on clothing or jewelry which may allow a stranger to call them by name. FOR THE ADULTS: Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be on the look-out for kids during these hours. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. When driving, slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways

SGT EVERETTE "QUACK" NELSON Everette “Quack” Nelson age 90 of Clinton, TN passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Summit View Nursing Home in Lake City, TN. Quack retired from the Clinton Police Department and from Clinton City Schools as a crossing guard. "Sgt Nelson was one of the first officers many of us met while growing up in the area. Following his retirement, he served as a school crossing guard. Again, the first officer that many of our school children ever met! He took pride in helping those children safely make their way and was very stern with drivers who failed to follow his directions. He made no apologies for protecting those children under his care. He was proud to be a police officer and loved his family! Always bragging about his grandchildren. Rest easy Sergeant Nelson, we will take it from here!" Chief Rick Scarbrough Everette “Quack” Nelson was preceded in death by his son, Terry Nelson; parents, Lawrence and Harriet Nelson; brothers, Henson, Cleo, and Archie Nelson. Quack is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Tammy; grandchildren, Eric (Pam), Ryan (Beth), Megan Bryant (Justin), and Kristen Nelson (Matt Hill); great grandchildren, Macie, Cole, and Madison Nelson, and Renlee Bryant as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for Friday, October 20, 2017 at Farmers Grove Baptist Church (Clinton) at 5:00pm - 7:00pm with full military honors and Gene Roach officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Tennessee. Special thanks to Summit View Nursing Home and Clinton Fire Department. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

Neighboring cities and counties are seeing an increase in auto burglary and vandalism reports. CPD reminds you: Always lock your car and take your keys. Never leave valuables in sight.

FOOTBALL TIME IN CLINTON, TENNESSEE! The second annual GUNS AND HOSES charity rival football game between the Clinton Police Department and the Clinton Fire Department is in the record books. Reports from the field say CPD scored late to take the lead, and then again with a walk off touch down. Final score Police 19 - Firemen 7. One of the organizers of Saturday's game, Sgt Anthony Godwin said: "I just want to take the time to thank all who were involved in this great event. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we all come together! Thank you Anderson County and the City of Clinton!" All proceeds will be donated to the Clinton City School's Boys and Girls Basketball program - The Blaze.

POLICE ACADEMY GRADUATE BEGINS CAREER AT CPD Lifetime Clinton resident, Austin Powell.. is the latest graduate from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Nashville. Powell, a 2012 Clinton High School graduate is continuing his career in law enforcement as a School Resource Officer with the Clinton Police Dept. Chief Rick Scarbrough adds.. "I am always excited to welcome a new officer to CPD.. especially a hometown product like Austin. I know he's going to be a great addition to our department." Austin started with the department as a communications officer, in 2016, after completing four years at The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. (pictured L to R: Lt Jim Campbell, Austin Powell, Chief Rick Scarbrough)

HELP POLICE SOLVE A CRIME Please watch this video. If you can identify the subject or have any information as to the whereabouts of this person... please call Detective Sgt Leslie Miller at 865-457-3112. This person is wanted for questioning in connection with the July 21st burglary at El Tepame Restaurant (506 Clinch Ave, Clinton). Watch the video:

SERVICES FOR FORMER CLINTON POLICE OFFICER Mt. Juliet Police Department Officer Brittany Frazier was found deceased at her residence Saturday morning. Frazier spent the early days of her career as an officer here in Clinton. Brittany is from this area.. and has many friends and relatives in Clinton. Services will be Saturday (9/16) at the 2nd Baptist Church, Clinton. Visitation at 12 noon, the funeral at 1:30. Burial will follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton.

9/10/17 FORMER CLINTON POLICE OFFICER PASSES AWAY Mt. Juliet Police Department Officer Brittany Frazier was found deceased at her Mt. Juliet residence Saturday morning (9/09/17). Frazier spent the early days of her career as an officer here in Clinton. Chief Rick Scarbrough issued this statement: "In Brittany's time here, she was always a bright light. When she first came here, she volunteered to work the Rural Area Medical (RAM) event. The following week, I received numerous phone calls and comments on how helpful she had been. Unfortunately, she was soon hired away by Murfreesboro Police Department. She grew up here from a great family. Our prayers and thoughts will be with them!" OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM THE MT JULIET PD: From Lt. Tyler Chandler (September 9, 2017) The Mt. Juliet Police Department suffered a heartbreaking loss today. Officer Brittany Frazier was found deceased at her Mt. Juliet residence this morning. At the department’s request, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to conduct an investigation into the matter. Preliminary information indicates that foul play does not appear to be involved. Brittany was 33-years-old and had been with MJPD for just under a year, but she had previously served in law enforcement for many years prior to joining the department. “Brittany was a caring and outgoing woman, who was dedicated to serving the Mt. Juliet community, and her presence always brightened any room she walked into. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, and we will ensure they receive whatever support is needed,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “While our department family is hurting at the loss of Brittany, we are extremely grateful for the support we have received from our community, faith leaders, law enforcement partners, and local businesses. She was well-loved by all of us.” The department will not be answering any questions or providing additional information as we focus our efforts to support Brittany’s family and the men and women of the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

09/07/17 FOLLOW UP REPORT Detective Sergeant Bob Suarez, CPD K9 trainer, and K9 handlers from Knox and Loudon County are assisting Miami, Florida authorities in relocating 35 K9s that are possibly in the path of Hurricane Irma. The Tennessee crew is pictured here loading the dogs and getting ready to head north. This van, a bus and a truck are being used for the transport. The K9s will be safely sheltered in the Volunteer State until the storm passes by.

09/06/17 CPD SGT HEADED TO FLORIDA Detective Sergeant Bob Suarez, CPD K9 trainer, (pictured on the far right) is leaving for Florida tonight. Suarez and K9 handlers from Knox and Loudon County are assisting authorities, in Miami, relocate 35 K9s that are possibly in the path of Hurricane Irma. The dogs will be brought back to Tennessee and sheltered until the storm passes by.

CITY OF CLINTON POLICE OFFICER A job that makes a difference to your community. Successful applicants should be dedicated to protecting the safety of the people and keeping law and order in the community. Applicants must: • Complete and submit City of Clinton Police Employment Application form. • Be at least 21 years of age. • Be a citizen of the United States. • Not have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving “moral turpitude” as the term is defined by law and not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any of the armed forces of the United States. • Requires High School graduation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Learn to operate firearms effectively. • Must be able to learn Federal, State and City laws. Learn the rules and regulations of City of Clinton governing law enforcement. • Requires a current State of Tennessee driver's license. • Be free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association. Experience in Law Enforcement is desirable but not mandatory, those wishing to make a lateral transfer are encouraged to apply. Applicant’s experience and qualifications will determine the level of starting pay. Please complete the application form at our website: or apply in person at 125 W. Broad Street, Clinton, Tennessee. The Clinton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

HELP CPD SOLVE THE CRIME Clinton Police detectives are asking for your help in locating persons of interest in connection with a vehicle theft. Reports say that a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup was stolen from Tennessee Auto Sales (838 Clinch Avenue) a few weeks ago. The subjects, pictured here, are wanted for questioning about the incident. Please look at the photos.. if you recognize either of the two men or the suspect vehicle... contact Detective Leslie Miller at 865-457-3112.

8/1/17 CPD K9 HITS ON VEHICLE,.. SPARTA, TN MAN ARRESTED Clinton Police arrested a White County man and confiscated more than a pound and a half of marijuana. two handguns and other drug paraphernalia Saturday morning (7/29/17). Officers, working with information provided by the White County Sheriff’s Office, located 28 year old Edward P. McAbee at the Red Roof Inn on Buffalo Road. K9 Patrolman Matt Howell’s dog, Bronco, alerted officers to the possible presence of narcotics in McAbee’s car. The suspect was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. McAbee was taken to the Anderson County Jail.

7/31/17 THREE CHARGED IN CLINTON SHOOTING CPD Detectives arrested 18 year old Michael Steven Smith (of Clinton), 34 year old Brent Ashley Hayden (of Clinton) and a juvenile male in connection with the shooting of a West Broad Street residence last Wednesday (7/26/17). read more here:

CLINTON CHIEF FEATURED IN IACP BLOG In the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE,. "Meet the Leadership" Blog Series, the IACP is featuring profiles of the members of the Board of Directors. For his profile.. CPD Chief Rick Scarbrough answers the question.. "Everyone has different reasons for going into Law Enforcement... What's yours?" read more here: