Newbern Police Department

  • Agency: Newbern Police Department
  • Address: 121 E Main St, Newbern, 38059 TN
  • Chief: Harold Dunivant (Chief of Police)
Phone: 731-627-2571
Fax: 731-627-3258

Newbern Police Department is located at 121 E Main St, Newbern, 38059 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Harold Dunivant. The Newbern Police Department phone number is 731-627-2571.

Newbern Police Department News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2017 Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve Newbern Police Department urges consumers to plan a sober ride Newbern, TN. – As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, Newbern Police Department is serving them a reminder: “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. Newbern Police Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be running a blitz social media campaign, “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.” On Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving, all of NPD’s social media channels will be exclusively sharing content on the importance of not drinking and driving, and planning ahead for a sober ride home – a true takeover. Social posts, Instagram images, and tweets with hashtags #buzzeddriving and #designateddriver will be available for organizations to participate and help distribute this critical message. Newbern Police Department is urging the public and the media to help spread the word, and to take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving by: Planning ahead and designating a sober driver before the first drink. Using public transportation, a taxi, or ride share service to get home safely. If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement agency. Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.

Today we honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms. Have a blessed Memorial Day. Be safe and use caution as you travel. Wear those seat belts.

The nation wide Click It or Ticket campaign is active through June 4, 2017 . During the Click It or Ticket campaign officers will conduct enforcement activities and provide educational materials to raise awareness about seat belt use. The Newbern Police Department is dedicated to preventing the loss of life as a result of unrestrained motor vehicle crashes through this effort. Seat belts save lives so remember to buckle up!

Today Capt. Greg Barr and FTO Danny Tippit met with staff members of SRG Global in Newbern to discuss emergency plans. The officers were provided a tour of the facility during the meeting. Capt. Barr acknowledged the cleanliness of the facility and the professionalism of its staff members. The Newbern Police Department is committed to working with all the local businesses to ensure the safety and security of their employees and our citizens.

Today a group of youth visited with Newbern officers at the police department. Officers spoke with the youth about law enforcement officers, safety issues, and answered questions. Pictured with the youth group is FTO Danny Tippit.

Recently Patrolman Fisk visited with the children at the Newbern Headstart. While there Patrolman Fisk shared a book with the childern and spoke with them about our police deparment.

The snow is falling in Newbern. If you must be out use caution as you travel. As temperatures continue to fall roadway conditions will deteriorate. Main roadways and side streets are clear at this time. Use caution on bridges and overpasses. Wear your seatbelts and stay warm Newbern!

Dyersburg City and Dyer County Schools are closed today.

The Newbern Police Department was invited to speak with a group of students at the Dyer County High School today to discuss topics relating to law enforcement and traffic safety. FTO Danny Tippit, who serves as the highway traffic safety coordinator for the department, spoke to the students. They were provided information relating to the duties of a law enforcement officer and various topics relating to traffic safety. FTO Tippit stressed the importance of seat belt usage, the dangers of texting while driving, and driving under the influence. As part of Chief Richard Barnes' commitment to highway safety the Newbern Police Department conducts programs throughout the local schools in an effort to reduce vehicle crashes and traffic related injuries.

Football fans across the country will celebrate Super Bowl LI today, February 5. For many, the celebration will include drinking. Do Not Drink and Drive. Officers will be out patrolling the roadways to ensure the safety of our citizens. We urge all football fans to call the right play on Super Bowl weekend by passing the keys to a sober driver before drinking. Enjoy the game! Stay safe and make the right decision.

The Newbern Police Department has received reports of an alleged scam. Citizens have reported receiving phone calls from an individual advising he is a representative of local utility agencies. The subject is advising that utility bills are past due and will be turned off immediately if payment is not made. The calls are being made from 1-800-731-6243. The subject has identified himself as John Williams. Our investigators are currently following up on the reported incidents. If you have received a call similar to this contact your local law enforcement agency. We would like to remind our citizens to not provide any personal information to anyone or any company you are not familiar with.