Savannah Police Department

  • Agency: Savannah Police Department
  • Address: 80 King St, Savannah, 38372 TN
  • Chief: Donald Derr (Chief of Police)
Phone: 731-925-4989

Savannah Police Department is located at 80 King St, Savannah, 38372 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald Derr. The Savannah Police Department phone number is 731-925-4989.

Savannah Police Department News

Reminder: This site is not monitored 24 hours a day. If you need to report a crime that is occuring, please call 731-925-4989.

Chief Pitts and all of the SPD wish to congratulate Officer Scott Evans for successfully completing the Tennessee Law Enforcement Transition School today. Officer Evans was hired in March of 2017, and came to the SPD with 11 years of law enforcement experience. However, due to Tennessee law, Officer Evans was required to attend a three week course on Tennessee law and procedure. Congrats, Scott!

Chief Pitts, Captain Hosea, and Sergeant Snelling were honored to be a part of the HCHS career fair this morning. Juniors and Seniors were allowed to speak with perspective employers, ask questions, and learn about careers for after high school. We were honored to be able to participate! Pictured below are Captain Hosea and Sgt Snelling between school groups.

Tornado warning for southern Hardin County until 3:30 pm. Please take cover if you're in the Pickwick/Counce/Shiloh/Crump area! Receiving unconfirmed reports of rotation on Coffee Landing road. Please use caution.

Please be weather aware this evening and tomorrow.

On 8/25/17, Savannah Police Department Detective Sergeant TJ Barker secured warrants for the arrest of Justin R. Childers and Darvon K. Watson for 1 Count each of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery and Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder. This is in relation to the reported shooting that took place on 8/19/17 at 325 Walnut Street in Savannah, TN. Childers was incarcerated in Tupelo, MS at the time the warrants were issued and a hold was placed on him, as he will be awaiting extradition back to Tennessee on these charges. On Sunday, 8/27/17, Watson was spotted by a Hardin County Sheriff Deputy at a local motel in Savannah. Watson attempted to flee but was shortly thereafter arrested by HCSO Deputies and SPD Patrol Officers. Located inside the room with Watson were Crystal French and Alec Maw. Also located in their possession were illegal narcotics and a firearm that was reported stolen out of Corinth, MS. All three were arrested and transported to Hardin County Correctional Facility. In addition to the above charges, Watson and French face charges of possession of schedule II (meth) with intent to resale, possession of schedule VI (marijuana) with intent to resale and possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from the motel arrest. Maw faces these charges as well as possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of stolen property. All of the above listed individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Please see the attached message from our Mayor Bob Shutt

On 8/25/17, Officers and Investigators of the Savannah Police Department and 24th Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the residence located at 15 Hooker Street in Savannah. Inside the residence, officers arrested Augustus Baugus and Misty Yerby, both of Savannah. Baugus and Yerby are charged with possession of schedule II narcotics with intent to resale (meth), possession of schedule VI narcotics (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are presumed innocent until proven guilty. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are expected from this case.

For Immediate Release: On 8/19/17, Officers of the Savannah Police Department were dispatched to 325 Walnut Street in reference to a shots fired call. While in route, officers were advised that a male had been shot and was possibly fleeing the scene in a blue SUV. Officers located the SUV on J.I. Bell lane and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Inside the SUV, officers found Johnathon Beckham, 31 of Savannah, TN, along with several other individuals. Beckham did have a gunshot wound to the upper thigh. SPD patrol officers rendered medical attention to Mr. Beckham until EMS arrived on scene. Beckham was flown to a Memphis hospital and is currently listed in critical condition. At the scene of the shooting, officers arrested Phillip Condrey, 36, Sarah Fraizer, 30, Johnny Justice, 52, Melissa Buckley, 34, and Shaun Condrey, 32, for various drug related charges. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Timmy Keen at 731-925-3200.

On 8/15/2017, investigators and officers of the Savannah Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff Department, and 24th Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the residence of Stan and Rhonda Hill located at 96 Vine Street in Savannah. During the course of this joint operation led by SPD Detective Sergeant TJ Barker, information was developed that Mr. and Mrs. Hill had been possibly trading illegal narcotics for stolen property. As a result of the search warrant, approximately $5000.00 worth of stolen property was recovered, along with substances believed to be methamphetamine and cocaine. Arrested at the scene were Stan Hill, 47, of Savannah, TN; Rhonda Hill, 43, of Savannah, TN; and Timothy Shane Hardy, 45, of Savannah, TN. Hardy was also wanted out of Hardin County for leaving a court ordered drug rehabilitation facility before the completion of the program. Charges stemming from the investigation include: possession of schedule II narcotics (meth), possession of schedule II narcotics (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property under $1000, and additional charges are expected out of this case. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

On this day, we pause to pay our respects to one of our fallen brothers. Three years ago today we lost a good officer, and a good friend. Jamison Trent Woody, gone from this life to soon but always remembered.

Please keep watch for this trailer stolen out of Waynesboro earlier last month. Let's help Waynesboro Police return this item to the church!

It's that time of year again! Students return to school Thursday August 3. With the expansion of Pickwick Road to five lanes and the new traffic lights at Pickwick Street and Main Street & Pickwick Street and Water Street, please allow yourself extra time to navigate around the city during the hours of 7am - 8am and 3pm - 4pm. Also, for parents dropping off children at Hardin County Middle and Parris South, please review the new student drop off procedures for those schools at the Hardin County Schools Facebook page.

Over the last two days, our officers have taken numerous reports regarding a phone scam claiming to be the Savannah Utility Department wishing to collect an outstanding debt. The caller then tells the person to use a “green dot” prepaid card to pay the outstanding debt. The City of Savannah will never ask you to pay your debts over the phone, nor will they ask you to purchase a gift card for debt payment. Please do not fall for these scams. If you have a question about your utility bill, please contact City Hall at 731-925-3300.

We get it! We love America, too! We love barbecues, friends, family, and fun. However, we also love arriving safely at our destinations to enjoy those things. So live it up, enjoy all that makes America great, but do so responsibly. If you drink and drive, you will go to jail. And take our word for it, the fireworks show at the jail is not nearly as entertaining! Happy Independence Day from Savannah Police Department!

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a criminal on the receiving end of K9 Tena's grip, here's a first person view of just that!

K9 Tena and Officer Steward trained today on bite work and drug location with the Regional Training Group. Special thanks to KILO 2 Working Dog Kennels Inc. for their outstanding work with the RTG!

Attention residents of Meadowlane, Plainview Dr., Claybrook Drive, and Greenwood Ave area, at 0515 this morning SPD patrol officers arrested two men in the process of breaking into vehicles. While we have identified most of the property and it's rightful owners, there is still some property that we cannot identify who it belongs to. We would love to be able to return this property to its rightful owners. Please check your belongings and contact us if something is missing and file a report so that we may get your property back to you. 731-925-9007. Is the 24 hour dispatch line that can get you in contact with an on-duty officer.

Savannah Police Department says thank you to all of the brave men and women who gave their all for our nation. Please celebrate responsibly today, and remember those who died to preserve our way of life. Happy Memorial Day to all of you!

Update: all have been located and are safe at this time!

Update: Tornado warning has been cancelled for Hardin County. Tornado warning for northern Hardin County until 11:45! Savannah should be missed by this storm but take precautions as this storm could shift!

Congratulations to Captain Terry Hosea, who received the Buford Pusser Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award today!

Savannah Police Department would like to say a huge thank you to our school traffic guard Susan Cordova for her long time service at the Middle School. With the conclusion of this school year and the anticipated completion of the new 5 lane highway, Mrs Cordova will cease to do traffic control at the middle school exit effective today. This plan has been in place since TDOT announced plans for the new highway. We thank Susan for her years of faithful service in the rain, sleet, snow, or shine! Susan will continue to serve as one of our records clerks at the police department.

SPD Rejoins 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force The Savannah Police Department is excited to announce that as of Tuesday, May 9, we have officially rejoined the 24th Judicial Drug Task Force as a sponsoring agency. On Monday, May 8, Chief Pitts officially reactivated the narcotics division of SPD after several years of it being dormant. Chief Pitts assigned a full time investigator to the division to combat the sell, delivery, and manufacture of illegal narcotics within our city. 24th Judicial District Attorney General Matt Stowe extended an invitation for SPD to rejoin the task force, and a vote by the board of directors confirmed the appointment on May 9. If you would like to report possible illegal drug activity within the city, please call SPD headquarters at 731-925-3200 extension 205.