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

A Facebook follower sent us this picture of Oakley and Bristenn McGee wearing their “Back the Blue” t-shirts. This week is National Police Week and we are honored by the support we receive from our community.

Today, Lt. Brian Crews and Sgt. Bill Logue were invited to attend Community Helpers’ Day at Liberty School. Students looked for clues and discovered how unique they are.

Thompson Street Road Construction will start on Monday May 21st and the intersection of East Lane and Thompson Street to the Thompson Street Apartments will be closed to Thru traffic until the job is completed.

The month of May has been designated, Motorcycle Awareness Month. With warm weather here, we are observing more motorcycles on the roadways. Please Look Twice for Motorcycles

The Shelbyville Police Department and Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association was proud to present scholarships to two local students desiring a career in law enforcement. Presentations were made today at Shelbyville Central High School and Community High School. Scholarship recipients include Cody Martin of SCHS and Kaitlin Hill of Community. The winners were selected by the SPBA board after submitting an essay titled "Why I desire a Career in Law Enforcement." The mission of the Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association is to instill a spirit of benevolence, good will, integrity, and mutual respect among our members and the people we serve. To provide for the well-being of our members, their families and victims of violent crime and/or major catastrophe. The Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association INC. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. It was established in the summer of 2016 to meet the following goals: 1. for the benefit of the City of Shelbyville police officers killed or wounded in the line of duty and their dependent families. 2. to aid police officers and their dependents families in medical, financial or catastrophic need. 3. to financially assist the city of Shelbyville Police Honor Guard with expense. 4. to provide assistance to families and victims of violent crimes and/or catastrophe; 5. to fund annual scholarships to local high school students desiring a career in law enforcement. In order to meet the stated goals Shelbyville Police Officers donate a portion of their weekly salary. Donations are also accepted from civilian and corporate sponsors. Donations to the Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association are tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes into the fund. All financial donations made to the Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association are managed by the PBA board of directors. The nine member board of directors is comprised of current Shelbyville Police officers and citizens who voluntarily serve for the sole purpose to carry out the mission and goals of the Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association. Unlike most Police Benevolent Associations, the Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association is not a labor or workforce union.

School is almost over for another year, but please remember, when approaching a school bus that is loading or unloading, if there is no median or concrete barrier between you and the bus, you must stop while the bus is loading or unloading. See the diagram below. #NoGrassNoPass

On Friday, we had the pleasure of Cascade kindergarteners visiting our department. After teachers Susie Bowman and Christy Altman swore them in, Det. Carol Jean and Officer Russ Grubbs spoke with the children and showed them a police car, which you know was a big hit!

LT James Wilkerson, and LT Michael Davis conducted a Civilian Response to Active Shooter presentation at Midland Heights Baptist Church. We would like to thank them for the opportunity to provide training to their members. Hopefully this training will never be used, but now they have options. Avoid, Deny and Defend.

Please see today's Times Gazette for details regarding the shooting that took place early Saturday morning. Additionally, investigators have identified the driver of the getaway car as Shakuria Kana Smith. Smith was arrested on May 01, 2018 and charged with Criminal Responsibility for the Conduct of Another.

This is why we encourage everyone to observe the #MoveOver law for all emergencyvehicles on the side of the road and also private vehicles with their emergency flashers on. Both the Trooper and Coffee County Deputy suffered only minor injuries.

Update: Michael Cannon and Deonte Buckmon are in custody. The Shelbyville Police Department needs your assistance locating Michael D. Cannon and Deonte J. Buckmon. Cannon and Buckmon, both of Shelbyville, are wanted for their involvement in a shooting offense that occurred in the early morning hours of April 28th. If you know their whereabouts call Sgt. Charles Merlo at 931-684-5811. Both subject should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Shelbyville Police Department is looking to host a Women's Self Defense Equalizer Course and is desiring input from the community. The course will be instructed by Lt. James Wilkerson and other members of the Shelbyville Police Department and will be held on two consecutive nights in the near future. We desire your comments and suggestions on the most feasible nights to hold this course. If you would like more information click on the below link.

An Apple Ipad in an Otterbox case was found on Depot Street yesterday afternoon. The Ipad is password protected. We would like to return this Ipad to its rightful owner. If you lost an Ipad recently and can identify the password please contact Property and Evidence Custodian Sheri Rhodes at 931-684-5811.

The Shelbyville Police Department has arrested Abel A. Villagrana, age 19, of Murfreesboro for Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Burglary. Villagrana was taken into custody by the Murfreesboro Police Department shortly after midnight in the parking lot of the Best Western on Chaffin Place. Villagrana was wanted by the Shelbyville Police Department for his involvement in a violent home invasion that took place at the Ridge Apartments on Anthony Lane just before 5:00pm on April 15, 2018. Villagrana, armed with a semi-automatic handgun at the time of the burglary, shot Deonte Taylor multiple times before fleeing to Murfreesboro. The incident is believed to have been a retaliatory shooting regarding an overdue drug debt. The quick arrest was the result of the cooperation the Shelbyville Police Department received from alert citizens and the brave men and women of the Murfreesboro Police Department.

We are receiving complaints of numerous IRS phone scams targeting our area code. Please recognize this as a scam and attempt to extort money or personal information from you. Understand that these individuals use numerous phone numbers to facilitate the criminal activity and may even use numbers that appear to be connected with legitimate government agencies. The callers will often threaten arrest or other consequences. The IRS does not use such tactics. If you receive a call such as this the best practice is to hang up the phone. If you have given money or personal information to someone purporting to be an IRS agent call the police department. You are likely the victim of fraud or identity theft. Be safe and be smart.

This sweet group of girls, Daisy Girl Scouts Troop 912, came to visit and bring goodies to our officers this week.

The Shelbyville Police Department needs your assistance locating Wesley Mark Shaw of Decherd, Tennessee. Shaw is wanted for Impersonating a Licensed Professional and Criminal Simulation. Shaw was identified as a person of interest and is believed to be the sole suspect in an ongoing fraud investigation involving numerous mid-state restaurant owners. Shaw, who is impersonating a licensed fire inspector, is extorting money from minority business owners and charging exorbitant fees for the false inspections. If you know of his whereabouts or have been victimized by Wesley Mark Shaw please call Detective Cody Swift at the Shelbyville Police Department 931-684-5811.

Dispatchers at the Shelbyville Police Department serve as a vital link between our community and law enforcement. Acting as a critical lifeline to first responders, these unsung everyday heroes are always there to answer the call. We honor their service to our community this week during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. #dispatcherstellpolicewheretogo

The Shelbyville Police Department would like to take a moment to show our appreciation to all telecommunications personnel and the dispatchers of the Shelbyville Police Department. We are extremely thankful for the job you do and the manner in which you do it. Thank you for your service to our community.