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

Suspect Fleeing Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Drugs and Vehicle April 7, 2018 On 4/7/18 at approximately 9:45 pm, Cpl. Shane Hanshew attempted to stop a Mazda sedan for suspicion of DUI on Highway 92 at the I-40 East on ramp. The suspect vehicle then fled onto I-40 east reaching speeds over 115 mph. Cpl. Hanshew terminated the pursuit at the I-40/I-81 split, after obtaining the tag number, due to traffic conditions, speed, and the reckless manner which the vehicle was being operated. At approximately 3:30 am Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies located the vehicle at the residence listed on the registration but the suspect had fled on foot. Cpl. Hanshew then went to the scene to impound the vehicle to continue the investigation. Before towing, officers performed a routine inventory of the vehicle. An inventory of the vehicle revealed approximately 19 grams of crystal meth, 42 Alprazolam pills,approximately 6 grams of marijuana,digital scales,multiple jewelers bags, and several other items consistent with the distribution of narcotics. Officers also located several rounds of ammunition and a bullet proof vest inside the vehicle. Arrest warrants have been issued for the suspect, Jeffrey Scott Horner of Talbott, for Possession of Schedule 2,4,& 6 Narcotics with Intent to Distribute , Felony Evading Arrest, Felony Reckless Endangerment , and several other charges. Mr. Horner is also wanted out of Hamblen County on multiple warrants. DPD Officers Hanshew and Batts were assisted in the case by Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies as well as Constable Lathe Daniels.

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**HANDGUN CARRY PERMIT** Seats are still available for this Saturday’s (4/14) class. To register call 865-397-8862 ext. 21

Yesterday began National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. DPD would like to thank all of our 911 dispatchers for the tremendous job you do. You are the vital link in any emergency that often goes unnoticed and without recognition. Thank you for your service.

The Dandridge Police Department will be hosting a RAD class in May. The dates will be posted at the end of this notification. There will be some changes with our program that everyone needs to be aware of. First, we will now be conducting classes at the police department. So, women interested in taking the course should call DPD at (865) 397-8862 x 21. Our receptionist will take your name and contact information. If you need to speak with the instructor, please let her know. The instructors name is Officer Mike Hansel. He has been a RAD instructor for 16 years. Second, the class format will remain the same. The complete course is 12 hours long, consisting of 4 days, for 3 hours each day. For example, days 1 and 2 would be taught this week. Then we would meet again next week for days 3 and 4. This is to accommodate the instructor’s work schedule. Finally, mother and daughter combinations are highly recommended. The course is $10 dollars for adult females, and $5 dollars for minor aged females. The fees cover the entire length of the course. Also, the age limit is 10 years old. Anyone under 10 years of age would need to attend RAD Kids, which DPD does not teach. Please note, this class is for females only. Act quickly as classes fill fast. MAY CLASS DATES: May 7 and 9, 2018 May 14 and 15, 2018 Class times: from 5 pm till 8 pm For detailed information check out this link: www.rad-systems.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018 Dandridge Police Department Says Thumbs Down to Texting & Driving The Dandridge Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote the fourth annual Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving campaign during the month of April. April is nationally recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Agencies participate in the campaign by promoting safe driving habits and increasing awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Throughout April, the THSO will use #ThumbsDownTN to promote the campaign via social media. “Texting while driving is a major distraction which puts everyone at risk and were proud to be part of this enforcement that ultimately makes our roadways safer for everyone”, said Dandridge Police Chief Carson Williams. In 2017, there were 24,781 traffic crashes statewide where distracted driving was a contributing factor, according to the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN). Of those crashes, 120 were fatal. “Texting and driving is a serious issue,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “The slightest distraction could lead to a fatal crash. We caution all drivers to remain focused and alert at all times. The THSO and law enforcement partners are cracking down on distracted driving in our shared mission to Drive to Zero Fatalities across Tennessee.” For more information, or to learn more about texting and driving, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org/distracted driving.

DPD To Increase Traffic Enforcement With Spring Break and warm weather, hopefully, approaching, DPD will be increasing our traffic enforcement efforts. Please be sure to obey all traffic laws. DPD will focus special attention to seat belt and child restraint violations as well as speeding and other moving violations in an effort make our roadways safer for all. 55-9-603. Use of safety belts in passenger vehicles -- Violations -- Penalties -- Arrest -- Applicability. (a) (1) No person shall operate a passenger motor vehicle on any highway, as defined in § 55-8-101, in this state unless the person and all passengers four (4) years of age or older are restrained by a safety belt at all times the vehicle is in forward motion. (2) No person four (4) years of age or older shall be a passenger in a passenger motor vehicle on any highway, as defined in § 55-8-101, in this state, unless the person is restrained by a safety belt at all times the vehicle is in forward motion. (b) (1) This section shall apply only to the operator and all passengers occupying the front seat of a passenger motor vehicle. (2) If the vehicle is equipped with a rear seat that is capable of folding, this section shall only apply to front seat passengers and the operator if the back seat is in the fold down position. (c) As used in this section, unless specified otherwise, "passenger car" or "passenger motor vehicle" does not include any motor vehicle that is used as a public or livery conveyance for passengers or any motor vehicles that are not required by federal law to be equipped with safety belts, except autocycles as defined in § 55-1-103. (d) (1) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor. All proceeds from the fines imposed by this subsection (d), except as otherwise provided by subdivisions (d)(2) and (3), shall be deposited in the state general fund and designated for the exclusive use of the division of vocational rehabilitation to assist eligible individuals with disabilities, as defined in § 49-11-602, who have been severely injured in motor vehicle accidents. (2) (A) A person charged with a violation of this section may, in lieu of appearance in court, submit a fine of thirty dollars ($30.00) for a first violation, and fifty-five dollars ($55.00) for a second or subsequent violation to the clerk of the court that has jurisdiction of the offense within the county in which the offense charged is alleged to have been committed.

Pikeville KY Police Officer Scotty Hamilton Laid to Rest On Sunday March 18, DPD Officers Batts and Hanshew as well as Constable Daniels traveled to Pikeville to pay respect to Officer Scotty Hamilton who was laid to rest after being shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday night. Officer Hamilton was assisting the Kentucky State Police with a suspicious vehicle near a residence when he was gunned down in a senseless and heinous act of violence. Hundreds of officers from as far away as New York City attended the service in Pikeville. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Pikeville Police Department and Kentucky State Police as well as the family and friends of Officer Hamilton. Go Rest High Brother, We Have The Watch From Here.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pikeville KY Police Department as well as the family and friends of Officer Scotty Hamilton. Officer Hamilton was gunned down last night shortly before midnight while investigating a suspicious vehicle in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County. Greater love has no man than this, that he who lays down his life for his friends- John 15:13

*****Handgun Carry Permit****** Just a Reminder...... The next Handgun Permit Classes at the DANDRIDGE POLICE DEPT., are scheduled for March 31, April 21, May 12, May 26, and June 30. Please follow the link below to get your confirmation number then call 865-397-8862 ext 21 to get scheduled for the class. ... See More dl.safety.tn.gov DL.SAFETY.TN.GOV

Our thoughts and prayers are with men and women of the Lebanon Police Department as well Officer Bowen’s family and friends during this difficult time.

The Dandridge Police Department hosted a church security seminar on February 10, 2018. We invited representatives from all churches within our jurisdiction to attend. Chief Williams felt it was necessary to address this issue, due to recent church shootings. The last one happened in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which is smaller than Dandridge. So, the DPD began working on a program to educate local churches regarding such matters. Our seminar was titled: IS YOUR CHURCH PREPARED? Protecting Your Congregation Against An Active Shooter Chief Carson Williams and Officer Mike Hansel presented the program in the DPD Training Room. Multiple topics were covered including: • Past case studies • Mentality of a shooter • Shooter facts • Do congregations need a plan? • Security and response plan issues • Plus many other important topics Our program was a huge success, and very well received by those in attendance. However, not all of the churches were able to send representatives that day. But, we certainly would plan other seminars, if needed. If you think your church could benefit from this program, notify your pastor and staff. They can then contact the DPD at (865) 397-8862 x21, to express their interest. Chief Williams will handle all registrations. He can be reached at (865) 397-8862 x25, or by cell at (865) 382-1136. IS YOUR CHURCH PREPARED? .

City Court Tonight will be canceled due to the weather.

⚠️❄️⚠️ ROAD CONDITIONS ⚠️❄️⚠️ The following conditions for the listed roads apply only inside the city limits. Highway 92- Mostly clear with spots that are snow and ice covered Highway 139 ( Main St) - Mostly Clear West Highway 25/70- Mostly Clear East Highway 25/70 (East Meeting St)- Mostly clear with spots that are snow and ice covered Valley Home Rd- Snow and ice covered East / West Dumplin Valley Rd- Snow and Ice covered North Gay St- Snow and ice covered Most secondary and side streets are snow and ice covered making them treacherous. Avoid travel if possible. If you must travel please use caution and begin braking well ahead of where you plan to stop.

We send our deepest condolences to Chief Smith’s family and friends as well as the White Pine Police Department.

⚠️⚠️ SUSPECT HAS BEEN CAPTURED ⚠️⚠️ BOLO Armed and Dangerous

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Knoxville PD and the Officer who was shot in the line of duty tonight as well as our brothers and sisters while they track down and apprehend the shooter.

The Dandridge Police Dept. needs your help, the male and female pictured here are persons of interest in an open investigation, they are traveling in the vehicle shown here. You can call our tip line at 865-397-8861, as always, you can remain anonymous. Thank you