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

MPD shares this mural to promote a drug free community. MPD interacts with and loves the children of Manchester. We want to help them grow safely. We want to send positive reinforcement to them as they grow up to be strong productive leaders of a culture to rid drug addiction. Please receive this mural and help us to continue the fight against drugs. Chief Mark “Yogi” Yother

On April 22nd a white male (pictured) entered the Waffle House on Woodbury Hwy and is believed to have committed a crime. The pictured subject is wanted for questioning in regards to a robbery that happened around 3:30 AM. If you can help us to identify the male subject, please contact the MPD — 931-728-2099.

**UPDATE** Cleanup is near complete. There is still a small section of a southbound lane on 41 that remains closed. Please continue to be cautious while driving as crews continue to repair damage. Thanks again to all departments that provided us assistance. 👍

Duck River Electric working hard to restore service and repair damage from a crash earlier this evening. MPD appreciates their efforts to get the damage clear and the area safe so we can open the roadway. Also, thanks to MFD, Manchester Street Department, Coffee County EMS and CCSD for their teamwork in assisting. #oneteam

**HWY 41 TRAFFIC CRASH ROAD CLOSURE** At approximately 9:45 PM on today’s date there was a non-injury crash on HWY 41 near Hills Chapel Road. A vehicle left the roadway striking an electric pole, which has caused damage to several others. HWY 41 is closed from Hills Chapel Road to Clover Lane. PLEASE AVOID THIS AREA. It is unknown how long the road will be closed, but officers on scene estimate road closures for most of the night.

Manchester Police Department Says Thumbs Down to Texting & Driving The Manchester Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote the fourth annual Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving campaign during the month of April. April is nationally recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Agencies participate in the campaign by promoting safe driving habits and increasing awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Throughout April, the THSO will use #ThumbsDownTN to promote the campaign via social media. In 2017, there were 24,781 traffic crashes statewide where distracted driving was a contributing factor, according to the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN). Of those crashes, 120 were fatal. “Texting and driving is a serious issue,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “The slightest distraction could lead to a fatal crash. We caution all drivers to remain focused and alert at all times. The THSO and law enforcement partners are cracking down on distracted driving in our shared mission to Drive to Zero Fatalities across Tennessee.” For more information, or to learn more about texting and driving, visit

Welcome to the team, Firefighters Ploof, Bradshaw, Holt and Egan. MPD looks forward to working with you all. #oneteam, #manchesterstrong

Officers representing MPD during first responder night at Coffee County High School, Lady Raider Softball.

MPD’s friend and grandmother of Officer Derek Jones, Martha Darrohn delivering some amazing food to Chief Yother.

Candace Davis, Payroll and Benefit Specialist, is recognized for her efforts in making MPD better. Her dedication to the city and the professionalism she displays every day deserves recognition.

MPD Administration and Patrol Captains during recent interviews for new patrol officers.

Manchester Police Department, Mayor Lonnie Norman, the Board of and Aldermen, and families of newly sworn-in Officers Derek Bowles and Derek Jones. Great to see the support of our entire department and elected officials!

Thanks for the invite Rutledge Falls Baptist Church. Any group, organization or business that would like information on active shooter / workplace violence, contact Manchester Police Department. We will do our best to provide you with the information and/or training to meet your specific needs. Contact us by phone 931-728-2099 or message us through our Facebook page.

Manchester Police is aware of the rumored threats towards the high school. There were reported conversations that took place during the school day, that were taken out of context. As a department, we have taken extra precautions and have assigned additional officers to each school inside our jurisdiction. At this time, we don't anticipate any of these threats to be credible. We assure you that we are doing our due-diligence regarding the safety of our students and our community.

MPD spent their afternoon at Westwood Middle School talking with staff and students about possible school issues. Always a good time speaking with the future of our community! Thanks for having us!

MPD Officer Daniel Ray teaching the first D.A.R.E. lesson to 4 classes at Westwood Elementary. We are excited to spend some time with these students.

MPD would like to welcome Officer Derek Jones, Officer Derek Bowles and their families to ours. MPD is lucky to add these men to our team. Pictured is Officer Jones and Officer Bowles being sworn in by Mayor Norman.

Manchester Police has received information regarding a local scam. We have been advised that citizens are receiving emails from an unknown person that appears to be associated with their church and are requesting their members to send money via a wire transfer. This is a scam. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Manchester Police Department. 728-2099

Manchester Police participated in "Responding to an Active Shooter" training at Westwood Elementary. Our officers train continuously so that we can ensure safety for our kids. Our officers strive to make Manchester a great place to live, work and raise a family. Thank you for the continuous support that we receive from our community.

** TRAINING SITUATION ONLY ** Manchester Police is currently at Westwood Elementary training for the response to an active shooter. This is TRAINING ONLY! ** TRAINING SITUATION ONLY **

A “thank you” to MPD Crossing Guard Faye Massey, who came into work this morning and volunteered to help advise parents that school was closed due to flooding. Faye and all crossing guards with MPD are a vital part of our school safety. Also, a “thank you” to the citizen who took the picture and sent it to us.

MPD teamed up with the Coffee County High School today for an informative meeting/discussion regarding active shooters and school safety issues. Always a great time interacting with the future of our community and our Country. Thanks to Dr. Vaughn for having us.

Officer Daniel Ray celebrating College Street Elementary’s 2nd grade D.A.R.E. graduation. Great job by these students and Officer Ray.

Keeping the trophy where it belongs, at MPD! Three years and counting as Manchester Mayors Cup Champions! Congrats to the Recreation and School System teams. Great competition.