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

This is National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. Thanks to all of our dispatchers and the important work that they do for our community.

The Newbern saferooms will open when a tornado warning is issued for Dyer County. Officers will be present at the facilities in the event a warning is issued.

Join us at the Farmhouse on Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM to support our officers, Cranston Fisk and Alex Martin. Both officers were injuried in a shooting incident on Janaury 1, 2018. Tickets are available at The Farmhouse, City Hall, and the police department. We appreciate your support!

On Friday, February 23, at approximately 11 p.m, an individual driving a red Chevy or GMC four-door or ext. cab truck, entered onto the property of a local Newbern industry and fired several shots into two large oil tanks and one small oil container. The suspect was identified as a white male, wearing earphone-type hearing protection. This individual entered the property without authorization behind an employee who was arriving to work. The Newbern Police Department is offering a reward to anyone who can provide information that will lead to the identity of the person responsible. Please contact your local law enforcement agency or contact the Newbern Police Department Criminal Investigations Divison at 731-627-2571 if you have information pertaining to this incident.

Be safe and make good decisions with your Super Bowl activities. Do not drink and drive. Everyone be safe while traveling and wear those seat belts.

With the New Year holiday coming this weekend the Newbern Police Department is partnering with local and state agencies to ensure motorist are safe while traveling on the roadways. The NPD will increase impaired driving enforcement through New Year's Day in conjunction with the Booze It and Lose It campaign. Officers will increase patrols during this period with a focus on impaired driving. Enjoy the holiday and remember to buckle up. Don't make the choice to drink and drive.

Merry Christmas everyone from the Newbern Police Department. Drive with caution as you travel today as the roadways will be very busy. Wear those seat belts and do not drive impaired.

NEWBERN POLICE DEPARTMENT INCREASES IMPAIRED-DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING HOLIDAY SEASON [Newbern, TN] – The Newbern Police Department (NPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from December 13 - 31, 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. NPD will be conducting high visibility enforcement patrols during the campaign period. 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. “We ask all Tennesseans to please drive safely this holiday season,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “In December 2016, more than 500 traffic crashes statewide involved a drunk driver. Our state and local law enforcement partners will be out in full force to secure Tennessee roadways. We want everyone to make it home safely, so please designate a sober driver.” The consequences of a single DUI conviction for a first-time offender in the state of Tennessee may include costly fines, court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device in his/her vehicle. The THSO provides grant funding to support NPD’s increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of the Newbern Police Department. Be safe in your travels today and wear your seatbelts.

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.