Gainesboro Police Department

  • Agency: Gainesboro Police Department
  • Address: 400 East Hull Ave, Gainesboro, 38562 TN
  • Chief: Max Goodpaster (Chief of Police)
Phone: 931-268-0416
Fax: 931-268-6896

Gainesboro Police Department is located at 400 East Hull Ave, Gainesboro, 38562 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Max Goodpaster. The Gainesboro Police Department phone number is 931-268-0416.

Gainesboro Police Department News

Good morning all. Just to let all the good people of Gainesboro and Jackson County know that we have a new Chief of Police Michael (Buckwheat)Head!!!!

Credit for this moving tribute to Zach goes to Rose Borisow of Code 3 Art.

November 27, 2015 - With the holiday season upon us, the Gainesboro police department would like to remind our merchants to be vigilant for counterfeit currency. Some of the hallmarks of a counterfeit bill include: Texture - the bill just doesn't feel like a genuine bill; Color - though the vast majority of counterfeit bills are unlawfully created on a color printer, the color will be off and the holographic and watermark anti-counterfeiting measures won't be reproduced during the copying process; Size - many bills are reprinted on genuine bills, which have been bleached to remove all evidence of its original denomination, then cropped after the printing process. This cropping process usually leaves the bill under-sized and the edges lopsided; Counterfeit-detecting Pen - Do Not rely solely upon the pen. Because some counterfeit bills are reproduced on bleached out genuine bills, the pen can be fooled; And finally, the anti-counterfeiting strip that is integrated into the genuine bill will be absent from the counterfeit bill. Hold the bill up to the light and the you will be able to see this tiny strip that runs from the top edge to the bottom edge of the bill. Also look for the watermarks. Counterfeit bills will not have them. Familiarize yourself with these features by looking at genuine bills and you will quickly be able to spot a fake. If you encounter a counterfeit bill, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. The Gainesboro police department can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 931-268-0416 to report a crime. Share this post with family and friends because they can become a victim just as quickly as a merchant. "One Team ~ One Mission!"

Our community lost a good man this morning. Please join the Gainesboro police department in keeping the family of Charlie Collier in your prayers. May our Heavenly Father grant them peace as they go through the grieving process...

November 11, 2015 - The Gainesboro police department would like to take this opportunity to thank the veterans who call Jackson county home. Our nation is great only because of them and men and women across the country like them, who have answered the call. This department is proud to have three such veterans serving our community. Chief Rick Larnerd, officers Joey Roden and Matt Thomas are all Army veterans with 38 years of combined service. Please keep in your prayers, the men and women who are still in harm's way while serving our nation. May God bless them and these United States of America!

5 Nov 2015 - During a traffic stop on this date, officers from the Gainesboro police department and Jackson County sheriff's department obtained consent to search a vehicle being driven by Jessica Leigh Ritchie from Moss, Tennessee. During the search, various items of illicit drugs and paraphernalia were recovered. At the conclusion of the stop, Ritchie was arrested for DUI, possession of scheduled narcotics and paraphernalia as well as driving with an expired drive-out tag. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was summoned to the scene to retrieve information regarding a car dealership in Cookeville that is issuing drive-out tags contrary to the provisions contained in the Tennessee Code Annotated. Their investigation is on-going. Ritchie was booked into the Jackson County jail on a $10,000 bond and will answer these charges on November 12, 2015 in an initial appearance.

Like many other professions, there are pros and cons to working law enforcement in a small geographical area. I was given a shining example of one of the pros today. As a couple of inmates from our jail washed my patrol car this morning, they were telling me how good it was to see Zach back in uniform and around the sheriff's department. This has been the umpteenth time an innate has asked about Zach since his wreck in January and how his recovery was progressing. These are the same people Zach has arrested who are asking about him! Say what you want about Jackson County, Tennessee but with the current complexion of law enforcement in this country today, this is just one of the many reasons why I cherish the opportunity to live and work here!

Two hundred and eighty-nine days ago, Zach started his day just like he had every day since beginning his career in law enforcement. Before the end of that day, though, his life would change forever. Fast forward through the many hours, days, and weeks of the excruciating pain of learning to walk again and grueling physical therapy. Today, nine months and three weeks later, Zach reported to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for his first day back to work. He'll be on restricted duty for a while but we are so glad to have him here. Welcome home, Zach! Thank you to the people in our community who have kept Zach in their thoughts and prayers and continually asked about him these past 9 months. Zach's drive to overcome and your support of this young man has made his return possible. There truly is power in prayer...

October 16, 2015 - Members of the Gainesboro police department and Jackson County sheriff’s department assisted the U.S. Marshal’s task force during the early morning hours to apprehend a violent felon hiding out in a residence on East Hill Road in Gainesboro. Michael Van Dobbs, whom has a felony conviction for domestic assault, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Service and transported to the Williamson County jail on charges originating in that jurisdiction. He will face charges here for being a violent felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Gainesboro Police Department would like to offer heartfelt condolences to Jackson County Sheriff's deputy Roy Shepherd and his family as they grieve the loss of Roy's mother. May God grant you all peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

September 29, 2015 - The Gainesboro police department recently purchased high-definition body cameras for use by its officers. The use of this technology will continue to maintain our posture of professionalism while serving our community in the best possible manner.

The Gainesboro police department has removed two cars from their fleet and replaced them with two newer ones. The old GPD 1 was retired with 169,000 miles. The old GPD 3 was retired with 210,000 miles. They served the department well. The new cars were purchased and completely outfitted with assets forfeited to the department as a result of convictions of drug crimes in our community. Many times we are asked what happens to money seized in drug investigations/convictions. This is one of the ways those assets are utilized to continue the war on illicit drugs.

2015 Run 4 Don

9/22/2015: Parsons in Custody. Curtis David Parsons surrendered to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department this morning, ending the 18 day hunt for him. He has been booked into the Jackson County jail and is being held on a $40,000 bond. He will appear in court on September 24, 2015 to answer the charges against him. Thanks to everyone who called in with tips to his whereabouts. If you have information about a crime, you may report it by calling 931-268-0416. "One Team ~ One Mission!"

Please let your friends and family know that beginning at 11pm tonight, there will be a power outage which will last until approximately 5am tomorrow. This is so Upper Cumberland Electric can repair or replace some equipment. The power outage will effect most of Jackson County.

September 19 is, "Thank a Police Officer" Day. I want to take this opportunity to thank those who work for this department. Assistant Chief Mike Head, Officers Mickey Smith, Joey Roden, Matt Thomas, Chris Carter, and Zach Larnerd, thank you for your dedication to the profession and the citizens of our community!

September 14, 2015: The Gainesboro Police Department began an investigation into counterfeit $100 bills being passed at several merchants in town. At the conclusion of their investigation, Archie Kilmon of Chestnut Mound, Tennessee was arrested and charged with 8 counts of Criminal Simulation. He was being held in the Jackson County jail on $24,000 bond. If you have information about a crime, you may report it by calling the Jackson County dispatch center at 931-268-0416. "One Team ~ One Mission"