Signal Mountain Police Department

  • Agency: Signal Mountain Police Department
  • Address: 1111 Ridgeway Ave, Signal Mountain, 37377 TN
  • Chief: Larry P Eddings (Chief of Police)

Signal Mountain Police Department is located at 1111 Ridgeway Ave, Signal Mountain, 37377 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Larry P Eddings. The Signal Mountain Police Department phone number is 423-886-2124.

Signal Mountain Police Department News

Chief Williams is participating in an interactive meeting on School Safety best practices with the Sheriff and local police Chiefs, School Board members, Judges and State Representatives this morning.

It is National Pet Day today and Cricket is unlucky enough to be spending it with us at the SMPD !! Someone found him wandering around near Mountain Orchard Path and also near James and Miles. He has on a blue collar and a tag with the name Cricket along with an address that appears to be Whitwell and a phone number. We've left a message at that number, but are unsure if the number and address are still accurate. We're sure Cricket is thinking this National Pet Day is turning out to be somewhat of a bust ... If you recognize Cricket, know his owners or are his owners ... please contact us at 423-886-2123.

The Water Department will be closing St. Charles between Brady Point and Wildwood for most of today due to maintenance activity.

PHONE SCAM ALERT !! Although it is not a new scam, the SMPD has had 3 reports over the last 3 days of someone calling and claiming to be a U.S. Marshal. The caller may indicate that there are warrants out for your arrest due to a failure to appear for jury duty and that you can pay a fine by using a prepaid debit card and avoid arrest. The caller from these recent scams showed a 423 area code on caller id and the caller used actual names of law enforcement individuals to try to gain credibility. Things to remember: • U.S. Marshals will never ask for credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers for any purpose. • Don’t divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers. • Report scam phone calls to your local U.S. Marshals Service office and to the FTC. • You can remain anonymous when you report. • Authenticate the call by calling the clerk of the court’s office of the U.S. District Court in your area and verify the court order given by the caller. View the article below for links to report these scam calls if you believe you've been contacted, or contact the SMPD at 423-886-2124.

Meet your officers: This week's officer is Troy Kennedy. Troy has been with SMPD for four years and is the department's Technology guru as well as our Accreditation Manager in addition to his Patrol duties. Most recently he installed all of our new in car computers and software and coordinates communication with the vendors as well as the Hamilton County 9-1-1 District. He also installed and manages our new Digital Records Management System. Troy is a transplant from Arizona and he and his family live here on Signal Mountain.

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The Signal Mountain Police Department is also interested in identifying these suspects. If you can identify the suspects in this video please contact us at 423-886-2123 and/or call Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333, your tip could earn you some cash. Also, please remember to lock your vehicles, hide your valuables or take them with you.

UPDATE: He was returned to his owner. We have a visitor today. He joined a woman on her walk around Hathaway Drive and Timberlinks Drive and stayed with her all the way to SMPD. He looks like a basset hound mix and appears to be well cared for. No collar or tags. He is very vocal about wanting to go home, so if you recognize him, know his owners or are his owner ... please contact the SMPD at 886-2123. Thanks !!

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Meet your officers – Brandon Knowles. Brandon was born and raised on Signal Mountain and attended Bachman, Thrasher and Signal mountain Middle Schools. He has been with SMPD a little over two years.He has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Chattanooga State where he also played baseball. He has been married 10 years to and his wife is also from Signal Mountain. They have 3 boys He has attended the FBI LEEDA Leadership course https://fbileeda.org/ and other specialty training courses to include Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute, Domestic Violence Investigation and 21st Century Policing Liability and Safety Issues since hiring on at SMPD. Brandon says “Signal Mountain is my home town. It’s a privilege to serve my community with respect and honor”

SMPD Is conducting Crisis Response training this morning at Signal Mountain Middle High, Nolan and Thrasher schools. It is TRAINING only during Spring break.

Sgt. Jane Phipps, Sgt. Marcus Bingham and Captain Scott Ogrodowczyk attending a Blue Courage training class put on and paid for by the Sheriff's AEGIS foundation. Blue Courage is a transformational two day leadership development workshop designed for all levels of the organization. This revolutionary educational process is designed to touch hearts, awaken minds and ignite spirits through dynamic presentations and learning processes. Officers from several local law enforcement agencies participated.

Long time friend and supporter of SMPD Michael DeCosimo is awarded the SMPD Challenge Coin at headquarters by Lt. Ken Coulter this morning. Congratulations Mike!

Additional photos of car break in/credit card fraud suspect and vehicle.

Summer Home Safety Tips • Be aware of what’s happening in the neighborhood. Follow our Facebook page for timely information about crime in our area. * Think about installing security cameras to include a video doorbell that you receive notifications on over your smart phone. https://shop.ring.com/products/video-doorbell-2 • Lock your doors, including the garage door. Unlocked doors are open invitations to intruders. Vacations Call us, let us put you on our "Watch List" while you are gone. • Ask a trusted family member, friend or neighbor to keep a watchful eye on your home or have your mail held at the local post office until your return. * Put your mail on "hold" at the Post Office while you are out of town • Put lights on timers to give the impression that someone is home. • Don’t post on social media that you are leaving town, and wait to post photos until after you return from your trip. Vacation Tips • Lock your hotel room and remember not to give out your room number • Stay within well-traveled routes and walk in groups. There’s safety in numbers. • Keep your belongings secure: Purses should be securely closed, backpacks kept zipped and wallets placed in your front pocket. When dining in restaurants, do not hang your purse or backpack on the back of your chair. Tips for Parents • Be proactive. Make a backup plan in case the group gets separated during a family outing and have a scheduled meeting place and time. • If your child or teen will be alone a significant amount of time, have him/her check in with you if they plan to leave the house and when they arrive back home. • Monitor Internet and social media activity to establish children and teens are visiting appropriate sites and following guidelines. Car Safety Tips • Always lock your doors and roll up your windows when you leave your car. • Put your junk in the trunk! Do not leave valuables in the car. If you must leave prized possessions in your vehicle, keep them out of sight or hidden in the trunk. • Before you get into your car, check the backseat and around the car. Lock your doors once inside the car.

Since we have had mail thefts in the past I want to pass on a really effective tool to keep up with your mail deliveries. It is called USPS Informed Delivery. I get an email every morning with a photo of all the mail scheduled for delivery at my house. If that mail is not in the box when I get home I know something is amiss. Free service. Check it out! https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action?&iom=B807-82ID-USRS-PS-USP-GO-XXX-AW-XX-X-INF&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_content=b807_82id&utm_campaign=informeddelivery2018

SMPD is pursuing leads on 2 vehicles that were broken into at Signal Point late yesterday afternoon. These two individuals used one of the stolen credit cards late yesterday afternoon at the Walgreens in Red Bank. If you recognize either of the two women below, please contact SMPD at 423-886-2123. Thank you.

Meet your officers: Aaron Bayer - Aaron is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived here since 2011. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. He was a a law enforcement dispatcher at Hamilton County 9-11 for 4 years and a Reserve Police Officer at the Collegedale Police Department. He has been with SMPD for two years. Aaron says he is from a small town originally and likes the small town feel of Signal Mountain.

Shackleford Ridge one lane blocked at Wildridge subdivision entrance due to disabled truck.

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/37796854/meth-found-at-nolan-elementary-school-library-some-students-exposed No students were exposed or touched the substance. No injuries.

I did a "meet your officers" series a couple of years ago but with over 5,000 likes and follows I know some of you folks did not see it so I am starting it again with updates and photos. This week's featured Officer is: Stephen Deane who came to us from the Hamilton County 9-1-1 Center two years ago. Stephen is originally from this area but moved to Massachusetts where he was a police officer for 13 years. Stephen brings experience and maturity to our department and he says he is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve our community. He works second shift in Uniformed Patrol. He is married and has five children.

The 900 block of Ridgeway Avenue will be closed for hazardous tree removal next Wednesday, March 28th for approximately 15 minutes some time between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

HEAVY FOG already a contributing factor in one crash we are working on Grayson Road. LIGHTS ON AND USE CAUTION (And your turn signals).

https://www.missingkids.com/ourwork/publications/missing/nc1981 Quick reference guide

From this morning at the high school.