Manchester Police Department

  • Agency: Manchester Police Department
  • Address: 200 W Fort St, Manchester, 37355 TN
  • Chief: Ross Simmons (Chief of Police)
Phone: (931) 728-2099
Fax: (931) 723-1591

Manchester Police Department is located at 200 W Fort St, Manchester, 37355 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Ross Simmons. The Manchester Police Department phone number is (931) 728-2099.

Manchester Police Department News

Current road conditions are still hazardous. Primary roads are passable, but please use caution. Secondary roads are covered and hazardous. With temperatures remaining below freezing through the day today, we do not anticipate conditions to improve. If you have a non-emergency issue, please contact Manchester Police at 931-728-2099 or Police Communications at 931-728-9555.

Manchester City Court scheduled for tomorrow, January 17th, has been cancelled. Makeup date for tomorrow's court date has been set for February 21st. Thanks for your understanding.

McMinnville Hwy. / Hwy. 55 East

Hillsboro Blvd. / Hwy. 41 South

McArthur Dr. / Hwy. 55

Murfreesboro Hwy. / Hwy. 41 North

Woodbury Hwy. / Hwy. 53

Use extreme caution while driving today. Please slow down and anticipate icy conditions on the roads. Both primary and secondary roads are very hazardous.

In mid-December we had several auto burglaries in the area of Hills Chapel Rd. Investigators have arrested the suspect and have recovered several items (mostly small electronic type equipment). If you feel that you were a victim of an auto burglary please contact Investigator Brandon Tomberlin. 931-728-2099.

Meet our 2 newest hired officers: Ben Sneed & Antonio Frost. Pictured below is the 2 of them being sworn in by Mayor Lonnie Norman and Chief Mark “Yogi” Yother. Other pictures include members of MPD and the newly acquired families. Manchester is grateful to be able to hire 2 quality individuals.

Reminder to our followers: Our Facebook page, our Tip411 and our Twitter page are NOT monitored 24/7. We have had great success connecting with our citizens via our social media pages. Please remember; if it's an emergency or a complaint that needs immediate response please call the Police Department or the Communication Center -- 931-728-2099.

A Manchester hotel employee was rewarded for helping the Covington Police Department in capturing two fugitives in a Bonnie and Clyde-type crime spree in 2015. Representatives from the Georgia police department gave the individual a check via Crimestoppers for $5,000 at the Manchester Police Department on Thursday. Crimestoppers offers money for tips without tipsters having to give his/her name. The tipster asked to remain anonymous in this case. Covington Police Department personnel presented the check, provided lunch for the individual and members of the Manchester Police Department. The murder of a 65-year-old woman took place Nov. 16, 2015, in Covington, Ga. A man and a woman arrived at the Covington Walmart in a stolen vehicle from Virginia. Marsha Johnson, the victim in the case, was loading items she had just purchased at the Walmart, according to a story in The Covington News. The man and woman, Brandon Smith and Stephanie Rodriguez, were in the parking lot looking for their next victim. Smith approached the victim with a BB pistol and grabbed Johnson’s purse. When Johnson, 65, would not let go of the purse, Smith drug the victim several parking spaces to where his vehicle was parked. He eventually got the purse away from Johnson and ran over her a number of times. They were arrested a week later near Manchester. According to Manchester Police Department Assistant Chief of Police Adam Floied, a hotel employee saw the description of the car and license plate number and reported it to police. They were followed by Manchester Police in the morning while heading north on Highway 24. The car was followed to near Beech Grove, according to Floied. Area police were alerted and the vehicle with the two fugitives was isolated. “There were no issues when the car was eventually pulled over,” Floied said. The couple was interviewed and arrested by Covington Police later in the day. Rodriguez was sentenced in late November to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery and aggravated assault in Johnson’s death, according to The Covington News. Smith is serving two life sentences plus 20 years after pleading guilty to murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping in Newton County Superior Court last year. Floied said the due was responsible for a seven-state crime wave. The judge in the cased called it one of Newton County’s darkest crimes during Rodriguez’ sentencing, according to The Covington News. Photo and story courtesy of The Manchester Times.

MPD wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. If you're traveling, we urge you to travel safely and responsibly. For our officers that are working these holidays, THANK YOU for continuing to allow our community to be safe for our citizens and travelers. Merry Christmas Manchester!!

MPD officers delivering gifts to Coffee County Child Care Center, hoping this brightens their day and gives these children a Merry Christmas.

Every year this amazing group of students and faculty from Temple Baptist Christian School create an awesome food/snack/drink basket for Manchester Police Department. We have always been accepted into this facility to train our officers and their staff, and as a result, TBCS is one of the most secure schools in the area. We are so thankful for their kind gestures to our officers.

Carter Sain, representing the Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charity Organization, presenting a donation to MPD Chief Yother and Mayor Norman for the Children’s Angel Tree, Christmas Program. We appreciate this donation and look forward to many years of working together with Mr. Sain and the SBCO.

MPD 2017 Christmas Dinner at the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center. It was great to have our officers and their families together to enjoy dinner and fellowship, we also had a surprise visit from Mr. and Mrs. Clause from the North Pole.

Sergeant Landon Pence made some friends this morning by helping Santa deliver some early gifts to some special children.

MPD made arrangements for Santa to make an early visit to his dear friend Julie Brandon this morning. Julie has been a favorite stop for Santa and we were glad to see he was able to make it again this year! Merry Christmas Julie!!!!

Chief Yother congratulates Dale Robertson for his 5th year anniversary and also being promoted to Sergeant.

Manchester Police Department and Kiwanis teamed up again this year to provide jackets and toys to students at Head Start for an early Christmas.

Congratulations to Gary Zimmerman for 5 years of service. Presenting his award is Chief Yother and Major Sipe.

Congratulations to Faye Massey for 5 years of service. Presenting her award is Chief Yother and Major Sipe.

Congratulations to Officer Andy Neesmith for 1 year of service. Presenting his award is Chief Yother and Major Sipe.

Congratulations to Tonya Simmons for 15 years of service. Presenting her award is Chief Yother and Tiffany Colwell.