La Follette Police Department

  • Agency: La Follette Police Department
  • Address: 215 South Tennessee Avenue, La Follette, 37766 TN
  • Chief: Ben Baird (Chief of Police)
Phone: (423) 562-8331
Fax: (423) 562-4281
Email:

La Follette Police Department is located at 215 South Tennessee Avenue, La Follette, 37766 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Ben Baird. The La Follette Police Department phone number is (423) 562-8331.

La Follette Police Department News

Shelter opens today at 5 pm Former West La Follette School Dangerously cold temperatures that are here to stay for the rest of the week have prompted La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield to take action. This afternoon at 5 pm, the West La Follette School aka the La Follette Community Center is opening its cafeteria to anyone needing a place to get in out of the cold. Food and water will be provided. The mayor tells WLAF that he will keep the shelter open for at least the next few days and nights. Temperatures in Campbell County dipped below freezing on Saturday night and are not expected to climb back above freezing until Sunday. In the meantime, sub-zero wind chills and single-digit night time temperatures are the order of the week. If where you are does not offer you sufficient heat or if you are homeless, you are encouraged go to the La Follette Community Center on West Beech Street to the back side cafeteria door. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/01/2018-1:30PM)

The LaFollette Police Department (LPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from December 13th - 31st, surrounding the holiday season. The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide mobilization. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement, aim to drastically reduce the number of drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities this year. LPD ask that everyone please drive responsibly this Holiday Season.

La Follette Police raid a home and make arrests La Follette Police and the department's tactical unit served warrants at a home on West Beech Street in the lunch hour this afternoon. More details on the bust that took place at a home across the street from the Co-op in La Follette are forthcoming. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 12/-8/2017-12:45PM)

We would like to congratulate LaFollette Police Officer Danielle Massengill who received the Tennessee Highway Safety Office "Municipal Officer of the Year" award. Sergeant Noah Riggs and Sergeant Leslie Bruce also received the "Beyond the Traffic Stop" award for going above and beyond on a recent traffic stop that lead to multiple charges and apprehension of a wanted fugitive out of Knoxville. We are proud of these Officers and honored to have them as part of the LaFollette Police Department.

The next "Coffee with the Chief" will be held at The Common Ground Coffee Shop in downtown LaFollette on Tuesday December 5th from 7:30am to 8:30am. Chief Roehl will be there to discuss any areas of concerns, suggestions for improvements, or simply to acknowledge support for the department.

“MAKE IT TO THE TABLE” Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve The LaFollette Police Department supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve Campaign. As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the LaFollette Police Department is reminding them to: “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.” The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads. Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before the first drink. Also, if you see a drunk driver on the road, contact the LaFollette Police Department or nearest law enforcement agency. Whether riding or driving; always wear your seat belt and remember drive responsibly this holiday season.

IT’S BIG CREEK ATV FALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND Portion of East Central Avenue closed on Saturday 3rd annual Big Creek ATV Fall Fest Let’s pass along to you that a section of East Central Avenue in La Follette will be closed on Saturday for the third annual Big Creek ATV Fall Festival. From Stop Light 7 (Tennessee Avenue) to Stop Light 9 (Indiana Avenue) East Central Avenue will be shut down from 6 am Saturday to approximately 10 pm Saturday night. LPD Officers will direct you around via the detour. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/13/2017-11AM)

The next "Coffee with the Chief" will be held at THE ROYAL on North Tennessee Avenue in LaFollette Thursday September 21st from 7:00am to 8:00am. Chief Roehl will be there to discuss any areas of concerns, suggestions for improvements, or simply to acknowledge support for the department.

LaFollette, Tennessee: September 8, 2017 Today, in our effort to continue to impact the drug activity in LaFollette, the LaFollette Police Department’s Drug Unit and (SRT) Special Response Team executed a search warrant on the residence located at 605 South 13th Street inside the City of LaFollette. During this operation, the team located suboxone, methamphetamine, and multiple types of drug paraphernalia. Taken into custody were, Paxton Long, a white female, 19 years of age and Allie McKinney also a white female, age 18. Both are currently being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule II drugs. Other charges are still pending as a result of this operation. Chief Bill Roehl said, “I expect our community will see more operations like this as we move forward in addressing the drug activity in LaFollette”.

The LaFollette Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing Campbell County man. Roman Keith Wright, 42, of LaFollette, was last seen or spoken to while located at a residence on Bethlehem Rd. in LaFollette on June 28, 2017. Family members believe no one has seen or spoken with him since this time. Wright is 5'10" tall and weighs 150 pounds has brown hair and brown eyes and usually wears a goatee and mustache. Wright is entered into NCIC as a missing person, if you have any information about Wright's whereabouts, you are ask to call the LaFollette Police Department at (423) 562-8331.

Today, the LaFollette Police Department’s Drug Unit and (SRT) Special Response Team conducted raids on two (2) houses within the LaFollette City limits. The locations of these drug houses were 367 Demory Road and 701 West Forrest in LaFollette. The following individuals were taken into custody: Names and Charges: Nathan James McBride Felony Poss. Drug paraphernalia/Possession schedule II Maggie D. Kennedy Drug paraphernalia/Possession schedule II Angela D. Compton Violation of Probation/ Drug paraphernalia Everett L. Smith Drug paraphernalia Caleb Bolton Drug paraphernalia Wayne E. Byrd Capias Bench Warrant/ Drug paraphernalia Melba J. Wilson Outstanding warrants/Drug paraphernalia Gary Leach Poss. Sch. II for resale/Poss. Sch. II/Poss. Sch. III/Poss. Sch. VI/Felony Drug paraphernalia Joanne M. Davis Poss. Sch. II for resale/Poss. Sch. II/Poss. Sch. III/Poss. Sch. VI/Felony Drug paraphernalia Drugs and cash yielded from these locations include, $1900 cash, Approximately 54 grams of crystal ice methamphetamine, Oxycodone, suboxone, marijuana, large amount of drug paraphernalia. Chief Bill Roehl said, “Today’s raids along with the methamphetamine lab hit yesterday located at 311 West Avenue in LaFollette proved to be three (3) successful operations for the LaFollette Police Department. It is the continued goal of our officers to actively impact the drug activity within our community. Our citizens can expect that more operations like these will occur in the future.”

LaFollette Police Department Discovered a meth lab at 311 West Avenue in LaFollette. Officers also discovered approximately 16 grams of methamphetamine during the investigation. The following individuals were arrested and transported to the Campbell Campbell Sheriff's Office for booking. Melinda Bunch Chad Robbins Kerry Carson

July 26, 2017 On July 25, 2017, Detectives with the LaFollette Police Department conducted an undercover prostitution sting in the downtown area of LaFollette. This operation was in response to multiple complaints concerning the on-going of solicitation for prostitution. During the operation, the following subjects were arrested and transported to the Campbell County Jail. • Rachell Ann Gardner -charged with prostitution, possession of schedule II methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Brandy Marie Wilson - charged with prostitution. • Jessica Lynn Morgan - charged with prostitution, possession of schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia. The LaFollette Police Department plans to continue to conduct these types of operations in the future. While this particular operation targeted the prostitutes, future operations will also target those soliciting the services of the prostitutes.

DON'T FORGET to stop by Hardee's 7:00 to 8:30 this morning for "Coffee with the Chief". Chief Roehl will be there to discuss any areas of concerns, suggestions for improvements, or simply to acknowledge support for the department.

This is a Reminder that the next "Coffee with the Chief" is scheduled for this Thursday, July 20th 7:00am-8:30am at Hardee's in LaFollette.

The LaFollette Police Department is asking for your help finding a missing man who is cognitively impaired and has anxiety. Brent Anthony Briggs, 44, of Farmington Hills, MI was last seen at Tennova Medical Center in LaFollette on June 11 at 4:00 p.m. Briggs is approximately 6'3" tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes. Briggs is entered into NCIC as a missing/endangered person, if you have any information about Briggs' whereabouts, your are asked to call the LaFollette Police Department at (423) 562-8331.

LaFollette Police Department starts “Coffee with the Chief” Program Starting in July, LaFollette Police Chief Bill Roehl will be starting his Coffee with the Chief program. The "Coffee with the Chief" program allows for a one-on-one conversation between members of the community and the Chief to promote a stronger relationship between the Police Department and those it serves. It is intended to create a more relaxed atmosphere to casually discuss any areas of concerns, suggestions for improvements, or simply to acknowledge support for the department. This event will be held monthly at various spots throughout the City of LaFollette from 7:00am-8:30am. The location will be listed on the LaFollette Police Department’s Facebook page along with WLAF’s Facebook page and website. Posted below are the first two locations, dates and time. Come join us if you can! Katie’s Restaurant Thursday, July 6th 7:00am-8:30am Hardee’s Thursday, July 20th 7:00am-8:30am