Decherd Police Department

  • Agency: Decherd Police Department
  • Address: 1301 W Main St, Decherd, 37324 TN
  • Chief: Ross Peterson (Chief of Police)
Phone: (931)962-1675
Fax: 931-962-4988

Decherd Police Department is located at 1301 W Main St, Decherd, 37324 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Ross Peterson. The Decherd Police Department phone number is (931)962-1675.

Decherd Police Department News

If you have any information on the whereabouts of these two individuals, please contact the FCSO at 931-962-0123 or Franklin County Communications at 931-967-2331.

Spring is upon us (March 20) and Daylight Saving Time has arrived. Decherd Public Safety would like to encourage everyone to take some time to check: 1. Batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. 2. Windshield wipers on your vehicles. 3. Any storage buildings you may not have been by for a while. 4. Tire tread, with the rainy season coming up. 5. The expiration date on any medications you may have. These are things we all tend to forget about checking, and spending five minutes on it now could save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Thank you and stay safe.

Decherd Police was contacted today about a call from 615-281-1931 that was asking for donations for the Decherd Police Department. The caller said they were with the Fraternal Order of Police, which does not solicit donations for specific departments. The Decherd Police Department does not call requesting donations, nor does it have other agencies do that for them. We also do not call about paying fines to avoid arrest warrants, or anything else that would require payment by phone. Warrants are handled by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and typically require a court appearance. The phone number was probably a masked number, like many people have seen, and you may have even gotten a call like it from a local number. Feel free to ignore these calls and/or contact Franklin County Communications at 931-967-2331 if you need to speak to an officer about this or other possible phone scams. Please remember that the person that number on your ID actually belongs to probably doesn't even know it got used to try and scam you. Thank you.

Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday, March 11 (remember to move your clocks ahead an hour @ 2 AM), and since the first day of Spring is less than two weeks away, we know there’s more beautiful driving weather headed our way. Decherd Public Safety wants to help make everyone aware of the speed limit on our more heavily traveled roads, so people can get where they’re going safely. We also encourage everyone to watch for children near the road, since the weather will be warming up and kids will be playing outside. Most of our residential areas have a 20 MPH limit. We also want to remind all drivers that speed is a leading factor in fatal crashes and encourage everyone to drive safely. Thank you. TCA 55-8-152 Speeding The posted speed limit does not include a “buffer” and is set by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

Decherd Police Department has had several complaints of the phone number 931-386-3890 claiming to be collecting money for a local police department. This is a scam. They even called our Chief on his city cell phone. Please do not accept this call or give any money.

The Decherd Public Safety would like to send our condolences for the loss of Officer Joe Bowen with the Lebanon Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and department.

****UPDATE**** Modena Rd at the bridge Mill St BOTH CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING With all the rain we have been having, the ground is saturated and the water has no where to go. Therefore several roads are flooding in and around Decherd. Currently Modena Road at the bridge is closed due to flooding. Please do not attempt to cross. Even the smallest amount of moving water can sweep away a vehicle. Use caution while driving on wet roads.

SAFE Campaign (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) Today, around lunch, a Decherd Police officer stood by the intersection of Decherd Blvd and West Main Street. You may have even seen him and wondered what he was doing. Well, he was counting who was and wasn’t wearing seatbelts for the SAFE campaign run by THSO…and what he saw was frightening. Only counting when he could definitively tell whether or not seatbelts were being worn, he saw only 75 out of 100 people (drivers AND passengers) were definitely wearing them. That means 25 out of 100 people were increasing their risk of death or serious injury in the event of a crash. In the first six weeks of 2018, Tennessee has had 85 traffic fatalities. 38 of them (44.7%) were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, while 21 were wearing them (24.7%). 12 killed were pedestrians (14.1%). Age doesn’t make much difference. 4 teen drivers (age 13-19) and 20 senior drivers (age 65+) were involved, meaning everyone else was between 20-64 years old. Neither does what they were driving, since 15 involved large trucks or buses, and 7 involved motorcycles. Think it’s safer out of town? 42 of those 85 deaths (49.4%) were rural. This doesn’t include injuries from these wrecks. If you’re in a vehicle that’s going to be moving, PLEASE, be safe, buckle up. It’s also the law TCA 55-9-603 Use of Safety Belts in Passenger Vehicles TCA 55-9-602 Child Passenger Restraint Systems All stats available at

Our hearts are heavy today with the news of the line of duty death of Lawrenceburg Firefighter Engineer Jason Dickey, and the injury of two others on 12 February 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen and injured along with those left behind to hold the red line. May God bless and keep each of you.

North 2nd St between Weaver St. and Mill St. is being closed temporarily due to flooding.

The Decherd Police Department is asking everyone to please pay close attention to your money! We have been seeing an increased amount of counterfeit money circulating with Chinese markings on it. The money looks similar to a real bill but does have a smoother paper feel. Other identifiers that it is counterfeit are the Chinese markings and a dotted line over the number in the corner. It is also missing the strip inside of the money. If you have one please contact your local police department to report it. Make sure to check all your bills when you get change back. These bills have been in all amounts. Pictured is a $10 bill that was brought to our department. If a business receives one of these as form of payment, we ask that you not return it to the person and contact FC Communications at 931-967-2331 so that an officer can come and make a report.

Decherd Police Department would like your help identifying this woman in these pictures. She is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation. If you have any information as to who she is, please contact Franklin County Communications at 931-967-2331 and ask to speak with a Decherd officer or message us privately on this page. Thank you.

The City of Decherd will be accepting applications for a POST CERTIFIED Police Officer. Applicant MUST be certified by TENNESSEE PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING (POST) COMMISSION in accordance with CHAPTER 1110-2 Authority: T.C.A. §38-8-105. APPLICANTS WITHOUT TENNESSEE POST CERTIFICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. APPLICANTS MUST: Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age Be a citizen of the United States Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority and agree to release all records involving any criminal history to the appointing authority. Complete/Pass a timed challenge/physical agility test. Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check. Subject to an intense background investigation, which includes a check of State and Federal criminal records, driving history, education, military, previous employment, and reference verification. Have no felony convictions. Have High School Diploma or equivalent. Employment Applications may be obtained and returned to: Decherd City Hall 1301 W Main St, Decherd **The City of Decherd provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The City of Decherd complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The City of Decherd expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The City of Decherd’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.*

Decherd City Hall and Decherd PD BUSINESS Office has closed for the day due to the weather. Everyone be safe out there and stay off the roads if you don’t have to be on them.

From our family to yours, Decherd Public Safety would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe!

Decherd Police and Fire Departments has their Christmas Party last night and as always we had a great time together! Santa came to visit us and we all took part telling him what we wanted for Christmas! We have great firemen and police officers with amazing families and we look forward to this gathering every year to bring these departments together. Decherd Public Safety would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

******** UPDATE SADIE IS HOME!!!********** Thank you to all who went looking for her! Attention Decherd/Winchester residents. This sweet puppy is missing from the Sharp Springs Rd area. Her name is Sadie and she got out of her yard sometime yesterday evening and has been gone since. Her family is missing her terribly and worried about her being out in this cold. She is a pampered inside baby and needs to come home. Please if you spot her, call the Decherd PD at 962-1675 or respond to this post. She belongs to our Chief Ross Peterson and his wife Michelle and they would appreciate any help locating her! Thank you!

The Decherd Police Department needs your help locating Tatum Blake Jacobs. She is needed for questioning in an ongoing case. If you have any information on where she can be found, please contact the Franklin County Communications at 931-967-2331 and ask to speak with a Decherd Officer or message us on Facebook Messenger.

***********SUSPECT LOCATED********** Decherd Police Department needs your help identifying a subject that damaged the car wash at National Car Wash in Decherd, Sunday, November 12th around 10:00 pm. The subject was in a red hoodie and blue jeans wearing a baseball cap. He was driving a white Dodge Ram 4 door flatbed truck with a metal bar across the end of the bed. The suspect did damage to the car wash when he forced his oversized vehicle through the carwash. There is likely damage to the side and top of the vehicle as well. Anyone with information is requested to contact Franklin County Communications at 931-967-2331.

********IN CUSTODY************* According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, this suspect has been located and is in custody. Our neighbor’s in Lincoln County need help locating this person.

Decherd Fire & Rescue will be hosting a Breakfast Fundraiser December 2nd 2017! Come enjoy a delicious breakfast while meeting our staff and touring out new facility!

Decherd Fire & Rescue will be hosting a Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit the Volunteer Firefighters Fund Saturday December 2nd from 7am-10am. Come out and enjoy good food and fellowship!!

*****************IN CUSTODY**************** THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SHARED THE POST. WE HAVE LOCATED OUR MISSING JUVENILE. The Decherd Police Department needs your help locating a runaway juvenile. James Dalton Jones, age 17, has been missing since September 20, 2017. Dalton is believed to be in the Franklin County / Coffee County or surrounding areas and may be using the name Dalton Elliott. If you have any information about Dalton’s location, please contact the Franklin County Communications at 931-967-2331 and request to speak with a Decherd Police Officer regarding the matter.