Shelbyville Police Department

  • Agency: Shelbyville Police Department
  • Address: 109 Lane Parkway, Shelbyville, 37160 TN
  • Chief: Austin Swing (Chief of Police)
Phone: 931-684-5811

Shelbyville Police Department is located at 109 Lane Parkway, Shelbyville, 37160 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Austin Swing. The Shelbyville Police Department phone number is 931-684-5811.

Shelbyville Police Department News

On January 16, 2018 at 6:01am the Shelbyville Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery at the T and M Market located at 430 Depot Street. Video surveillance was reviewed by investigators which showed an armed individual lying in wait on the clerk who arrived to open the store. As the clerk entered the store the armed suspect forced the clerk inside and demanded she open the cash register. The clerk was then made to lie on the ground as the suspect fled on foot. Investigators developed Brandon Mitchell as a suspect and executed a search warrant at his residence. Brandon Mitchell has been charged with Aggravated Robbery and is in the Bedford County jail on a $50,000.00 bond.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the front office of the Shelbyville Police Department will be closed on Monday, January 15th.

Important Reminder... The Shelbyville Police Department Facebook page is not monitored 24/7. If you need police dispatch please call 931-684-5811. If you have a life threatening emergency always call 911.

Thank you so much for your kind remarks and support for myself and the Shelbyville Police Department. I am truly overwhelmed and humbled. It is an honor and a privilege to serve this fine community. Chief Jan Phillips

The men and women of the Shelbyville Police Department congratulate Chief Jan Phillips for his 41 years of service to our community. Today, we honor him for his faithful service and ask that you too share your appreciation in the comments below.

The Shelbyville Police Department would like to welcome, James Sharp to the department. James is being sworn in by City Recorder Anna Mai and Chief Jan Phillips. James will begin his training as a new police officer..

Wind Chill Advisory from 1/1/2018 9:00 PM to 1/2/2018 12:00 PM CST for Bedford County.

We are currently experiencing extremely cold weather that is causing some of the ponds and lakes to freeze. Be aware, that this ice is not thick enough to sustain a person standing on it. Please stay off any bodies of water that appear to be frozen..

The Shelbyville Police Department would like to Congratulate Officer Nicholas Jordan on his graduation from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. He was also awarded a Scholarship from Bethel College of Professional Studies for his achievements in the his legal courses.

The Shelbyville Police Department needs your assistance locating the following individuals who have outstanding warrants. Help us remove their names from the Naughty List: 1. Debra Parker, Orchard Lane, Shoplifting/FTA 2. John Loyens, East Lane, Suspended DL/FTA 3. Cedrick Kelly, Madison Street, Suspended DL/Financial Responsibility/FTA 4. Arrested 5. Jeremy Kreps, June Avenue, Failure to Appear 6. James David Jones, Failure to Appear 7. Arrested 8. Randy Maddox, Poss Sch II for resale/Evading Arrest/Capias 9. Ashlee Paul, Maxwell Chapel Road, Evading Arrest 10. Veronica Simmons, Beech Grove, Shoplifting, FTA 11. Keith Goodwin, Columbia, Simple Possession/Drug Paraphernalia/FTA 12. Troy Barron, Lewisburg, Violation Check Law 13. Tony Freeman, Fairoak Street, Failure to Appear 14. Richard Bond, Hwy 130 East, Suspended DL/Financial Responsibility/FTA 15. Arrested 16. Arrested 17. Jamaal Buchanan, Old Flat Creek Road, Statutory Rape 18. Billy Moody, Tate Avenue, Suspended DL/FTA 19. Arrested 20. Eudocio Escamilla, White Street, Suspended DL/FTA 21. Dannie Gately, North Main, Simple Possession/ Speeding/FTA 22. Christian Jones, Jarrell Street, Violation Protection Order 23. Arrested 24. Centa Muse, Aggravated Burglary 25. Mohammad Salameh, Murfreesboro, Assault 26. Kevin Tobar, Christopher Court, Driving on Revoked/FTA 27. Arrested 28. Zaccheus Carson, Thompson Creek Road, Shoplifting 29. Jeannette Cabrera, Glover Lane, Theft of Property 30. Terry Staggs, Lyles TN, Shoplifting 31. Ashley Aldrich, Moody Street, Shoplifting 32. Tyler Lynch, Garrett Road, Failure to Appear

Another New Traffic Law Update that takes effect 01/01/2018 Tennessee Code Annotated 55-8-199 has been updated in reference to the following: It is an offense for a person to knowingly operate a motor vehicle in any marked school zone in this state, when a warning flasher or flashers are in operation, and talk on a hand-held mobile telephone while the vehicle is in motion. The statue can be found at There are some exceptions to this statue and the fine is not to exceed $50.00.

New Traffic Law Update takes effect 01/01/2018 Tennessee Code Annotated 55-9-402(d) has been updated in reference to the following: No vehicle operated in this state shall be equipped with any steady-burning or flashing lights that display to the front of the vehicle in any colors other than white or amber, or in any combination of colors other than white and amber. The only exception for vehicles is factory installed emergency flashers that must be white or amber. There are exceptions for emergency vehicles, school buses, mail carriers, and official escort vehicles. Highway maintenance, utility, and recovery vehicle are allowed to utilize flashing light in white and/or amber. The entire new law can be view here. The photos below are for reference only.

The 2017 City of Shelbyville Employee Christmas luncheon

The Shelbyville Police Department congratulates Det. Sgt. Charles Merlo on his recent graduation from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Shelbyville. Det. Sgt. Merlo graduated with honors from the Information Technology and Infrastructure Management program and is instrumental in cell phone and computer investigations at the Shelbyville Police Department.

The Shelbyville Police Department will conducting enhanced enforcement focusing primarily on drivers under the influence. We will also be increasing enforcement for all traffic violations including excessive speed, distracted driving, seat belt use and aggressive or reckless driving. Our goal this Holiday Season is that everyone arrives at their destinations safe and to reduce traffic crashes in our city.

The Shelbyville Police Department would like to thank THOMAS Magnet School National Elementary Honor Society for the drinks and snacks they gave officers. We are humbled by your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Shelbyville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division played the Murfreesboro Locked escape game tonight. Team Swift and Crews escaped in 53 minutes while Team Merlo and Logue finished in 59 minutes. Team Swift and Crews used 8 clues. Team Merlo and Logue used 3 clues. #CIDChristmasParty

More scenes from today.

The Shelbyville Police Department and Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association celebrated Christmas with their families and children from the Boys and Girls Club. Chaplain Jonathon Sims read the Christmas story and we all had pizza and gifts. This annual event is an opportunity for our officers to engage with our community in a positive way. #merrychristmas

As the temperature outside begins to drop many are tempted to leave unattended cars running. The Shelbyville Police Department discourages its citizens from doing so as officers have already responded to one vehicle theft this morning.

Yesterday the Shelbyville Police Department hosted Leadership Bedford for their annual public safety day. Chief Phillips welcomed the class and gave an overview of the police department. Members of the Criminal Investigation Division spoke on topics of crime awareness and avoidance and K9 Officer Jody Shelton introduced those in attendance to his K9 partner Julie.

Four officers with the Shelbyville Police Department successfully completed the Gracie Survival Tactics for Law Enforcement this week at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center. Pictured left to right bottom row is Shelbyville Officers Ronnie Blankenship, Clint Adams, David Dye, and Lt. James Wilkerson. Back row Sgt. Steve Sakarapanee, Trooper Sara Vaughn, and Lt. Patrick Turner.

UPDATE... Julian Harris has turned himself in and is currently in the Bedford County Jail.