Cowan Police Department

  • Agency: Cowan Police Department
  • Address: 106 N Cherry St, Cowan, 37318 TN
  • Chief: Robert Reynolds (Chief of Police)
Phone: 931-962-0110
Fax: 931-962-0102

Cowan Police Department is located at 106 N Cherry St, Cowan, 37318 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Reynolds. The Cowan Police Department phone number is 931-962-0110.

Cowan Police Department News

This Saturday, April 7, 2018 the Franklin County Prevention Coalition is sponsoring, "Soar Above the Influence". Come and bring your children to the Cowan Walking Trail, located across from the baseball fields in Cowan from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is FREE and everyone attending will be given a kite. Members of the local fire and police department will also be on hand to answer questions and let the kids view a fire truck and police car. If you can't attend the event in Cowan, please see the flyer for times and other locations.

A male subject, thought to have been distributing illegal narcotics in the Cowan area, was recently stopped by a Cowan officer. The traffic stop resulted in a felony amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and the suspect's vehicle being seized.

There was a storm that blew through the Cowan area late last night. The storm only lasted several minutes, but produced some very strong straight-line winds. As a result, we had various damage throughout the city.

The Cowan Police Department is now certified to carry NARCAN on duty. Narcan is used to reverse an opiate overdose and has been successfully used across the country to save lives. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2015 (33,000) people lost their lives due to opiate overdoses. In addition, statistics show that Tennessee is ranked 2nd in the nation for opiate prescriptions that are annually prescribed.

On Sunday night, March 11, 2018 the Cowan Police Department served a search warrant on a residence located in Cowan. In addition to the evidence seized from the search warrant, the picture below depicts evidence seized from a knock and talk search of a residence, as well as a couple traffic stops which led to narcotics being found inside the vehicles. Some of the suspects were cited into court, while others will be presented to the Grand Jury for indictments.

I have told the officers at the Cowan Police Department that we as officers are here to, "Protect and Serve". It is inevitable that we will sometimes have the need to arrest someone or write a citation; however, it is just as important to serve our community as well. I would like to say thanks to the officers who went the extra mile to help this family in a time of need. Chief Edwards

A recent, "Letter to the Editor" in the Herald Chronicle. I would also like to extent my thanks to the officers for a job well done. Chief Edwards

The Cowan Police Department would like to say thanks to the Cedar Ridge Apartments for their kindness and generosity. In addition, I would like to say thank you to the officer's of the Cowan Police Department for a job well done, for always going above and beyond their call of duty, Chief Edwards.

Evidence recently recovered by officers which includes various pills, paraphernalia, scales, pipes, bongs, grinders, a safe, and marijuana.

I would like to say, "THANK YOU" to everyone who nominated me, "Chief Allen Edwards" for the Franklin County's Finest City Police Officer. Please share this post and go to to cast your vote daily through January 26.

On Saturday, January 6, 2018 the Cowan Police Department conducted a search of a residence on Chestnut Street in Cowan. As a result of the search, chemicals associated with the production of methamphetamines were located inside the residence. The Tennessee Meth and Pharmuceutical Task Force was then called out to hazmat the lab.

Bulldog Boogie Parade, 2017

The Cowan Police Department in collaboration with the Tennessee Meth Task Force and the Franklin County Drug Coalition recently disposed of 3 barrels, which equated to 140 lbs of prescription medication which was turned into the Drug Disposal Box at the Cowan Police Department.

Franklin County Homecoming Parade, 2017

On Monday evening August 21, 2017 the Cowan Police Department took a report in reference to a theft of over $10,000 worth of guns, currency, and other items which was taken from the residence during the Eclipse. A suspect was quickly identified and it was learned that he had a GPS monitoring device which tracks his movement. The CPD working along side the GPS monitoring agency was able to place the suspect at the location of the crime. At that point the CPD starting tracking the suspect in order to question him. A call was then recieved from the monitoring agency in reference to the suspect traveling down Georgia Crossings Road. An officer quickly made it to the location and stopped the vehicle he was traveling in for failure to maintain lane. The suspect was then read his Miranda Rights at which point he confessed to the crime. A large amount of the stolen property was located in the vehicle along with a stolen gun, which was stolen from Winchester, drug paraphernalia, various pills, and over an ounce of meth/ice which had a street value of $4000.The two male subjects were both arrest and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Afterwards, the CPD along with members of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department went to a residence on Greenhaw Road in which the male subject had spent about two hours at after the burglary. During a search of the residence, 5 hanguns, a rifle, 3 computers, and various currency was located at the residence. At that point two additional male subjects were arrested. A total of 4 suspects were arrested during the investigation for charges of aggravated burglary, theft 10,000 to 60,000, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug, and possession of schedule II (meth/ice).

In the last couple days the Cowan Police Department has made several drug arrests and seized various drugs, paraphernalia, a handgun and some make-shift weapons made out of bandanas. Some of the charges include, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of schedule VI (marijuana), reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon (car), and felonious possession of schedule II (meth/ice) with a street value of $1700. Anyone with any information involving narcotics or other crimes is encouraged to call the Cowan Police Department at 962-0110.

The Cowan Police Department assisting Cowan Elementary School Principal Cynthia Young and SRO Josh Alexander in a fire drill.

The Cowan Police Department, with the help of the Cowan Street Department, conducted an evidence burn; burning confiscated drugs and narcotics with Ruslan Tucker, Gus Raby, Jimmy Daniel, Tim Prater, and Chief Edwards.

The Cowan Police Department recently recieved a certificate from the Tennessee Highway Patrol in reference to traffic safety and reducing fatalities. I would like to thank all of the officer's for their dedication to promoting safety out on the streets and highways. Chief Allen Edwards

Today, Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. a delivery truck ran into a telephone pole across from Cowan Elementary School. As a result of the accident, a large Comcast relay box was dislodged from the pole. Comcast has been notified; however, residents can expect to be without internet and cable until it is repaired. Chief Edwards

CPD News Release: May 2, 2017 Over the weekend the Cowan Police Department conducted a search of a residence on Hodge Street in Cowan. As a result of the search, guns, drug paraphernalia, sch lV, and a felony amount of sch VI was located inside the residence. Charges are pending and the incident is still under investigation. Chief Edwards

Due to the excessive rain yesterday 12-25-2015, a section of North Popular Street off of Montgomery will be shut down until further notice along with the Cowan City Park.