Dandridge Police Department

  • Agency: Dandridge Police Department
  • Address: 267 W. Highway 25/70, Dandridge, 37725 TN
  • Chief: Carson Williams (Chief of Police)
Phone: 865-397-8862
Fax: 865-397-5849

Dandridge Police Department is located at 267 W. Highway 25/70, Dandridge, 37725 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Carson Williams. The Dandridge Police Department phone number is 865-397-8862.

Dandridge Police Department News

Bridge workers relocate osprey nest from old bridge to its new home.

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it"- Unknown Thank You Veterans!! Past, present, and future.

DPD Seeks the Public's Assistance 11/6/2017 If you can identify this person or vehicle please message us or contact our tip line at 865-397-8861. You can remain anonymous. The subject is a person of interest in several vandalisms and thefts in the Dandridge and Newport area. The vehicle is an older model Honda Civic gray/silver in color with black wheels.

Handgun Carry Permit Just a Reminder The next Handgun Permit Class will be held November 18, 2017. Please follow the link below to get your confirmation number then call 865-397-8862 ext 21 to get scheduled for the class. The cost is $65.00 per person For questions please contact the instructor Sgt. D.Fair at 865-617-8650

The Dandridge Police Department would like to extend our thanks to the employees at the Department of Human Resources for providing our officers with pizza, drinks, and a cake tonight before the Halloween festivities. It is truly an honor to serve such a great community.

DPD wants all families and children to have a happy and safe Halloween night. Here are some tips to help make sure that happens - Plan your route ahead of time - Bring a flashlight - Wear light colored or reflective clothing - Make sure costumes aren't to long to avoid tripping - Never go inside anyones home to get candy unless you know them very well - Look several times before crossing the street If you are in the Downtown Dandridge area, pay attention to officers directing traffic. - Use makeup instead of mask for better visibility - Trick or Treat in groups - Do not take short cuts through backyards - Have an adult inspect all candy before eating The Dandridge Police Department would like to remind all motorist to use extra caution while traveling halloween night especially in congested areas.

Unknown male is a person of interest in an open case in Dandridge and Jefferson City. If you can help identify this person please call our tip line at 865-397-8861,you can remain anonymous.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sgt Scott Winstead as well as his family and our law enforcement family at the Jefferson City Police Department. Sgt Winstead was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident last night where his patrol car was struck by a speeding vehicle. Sgt Winstead was flown by Lifestar to UT Medical Center where he has underwent surgery. Please keep him in thoughts and prayers.

Please call 911 if you see this individual. Do not approach

HANDGUN CARRY PERMIT CLASSES Mark your calendars! New Handgun permit classes for the fall will be held on the Saturday mornings of October 28th, November 18th, and December 9th. Please go online to dl.safety.tn.gov to get your confirmation number, then call 865 397-8862 ext 21 to get scheduled for your class. The cost is $65.00 per person. For questions, please contact the instructor, Sgt. D Fair at 865 617-8650

DPD was also assisted in the investigation by the Cocke County Sheriff's Department



Saturday August, 19 2017 Suspicious Person Calls Leads to Felony Drug Arrest,Vehicle Seizure, and Capture of Escapee On 8/19/17 at approximately 0430 am Corporal Shane Hanshew was notified by a Manager at the Pilot Travel Center of two suspicious males inside the store. Upon his arrival one male, later identified as Mark Caudill of Bean Station, exited the store and got into the passenger seat of a vehicle parked on the fuel aisle. Corporal Hanshew then made contact with the second male, identified as Jonathan Mcghee of Mooresburg, as he exited the business. While Corporal Hanshew spoke to Mcghee, Caudill exited the vehicle and fled on foot ignoring commands to stop. Jefferson County Deputy Jonathan Owens, who was arriving on scene, briefly made contact with Caudill who continued fleeing eventually crossing both lanes of Interstate 40 before entering a heavily wooded area on the south side of the interstate. Jefferson City K-9 Officer Tyler Hager and K-9 Victor were requested to the scene and a perimeter was set up with the help of several Jefferson County Deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. After taking Mcghee into custody Corporal Hanshew learned the identity of the second male who fled. A records check alerted officers that the suspect was wanted out of Pennsylvania for robbery, escape,and several other charges. Officers were also advised that the subject was entered as a violent criminal gang member by Knoxville PD. JCPD K-9 Officer Hager along with Dandridge Officer Phillip Batts then entered the woods along with K-9 Victor. A short time later Batts, Hager, and K-9 Victor apprehended the suspect. A search of the suspects vehicle revealed several types of narcotics and paraphernalia consistent with the sale of narcotics including approximately 12 grams of crystal meth packaged for resale. Officers on scene were also assisted by DPD Chief Carson Williams and Detective Kenny Lodwick. This is a great example of departments working together to keep our community safe and taking dangerous individuals off our streets.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kissimmee PD, Jacksonville SO, and Pennsylvania State Police on this tragic night

UPDATED WEBSITE FOR CLASS CONFIRMATION NUMBER Mark your calendars! New Handgun permit classes for the summer will be held on the Sat. mornings Aug. 19th and Sept. 16th. Please go online to dl.safety.tn.gov to get your confirmation number, then call 865 397-8862 ext 21 to get scheduled for your class. The cost is $65.00 per person. For questions, please contact the instructor, Sgt. D Fair at 865 617-8650

The August RAD Class has been canceled.

DPD Needs Your Assistance: If you can identify this suspect vehicle or the female suspect please contact the Dandridge Police Department's anonymous tip line at 865-397-8861 or send a private message to our facebook page. The truck appears to have a dent on the drivers side between the front and rear door. Any assistance in identifying this male and female suspect would be greatly appreciated

The picture below is a detailed diagram of the proper and lawful way to yield / stop for a school bus.

Just a reminder, this law will go into effect on January 1, 2018.

As school starts back this week please remember to use caution in the school zones. Our officers will be strictly enforcing the school zone speed limits in an effort to keep our children safe.