Jefferson City Police Department

  • Agency: Jefferson City Police Department
  • Address: 100 City Center Drive, Jefferson City, 37760 TN
  • Chief: William H Clark Jr (Chief of Police)

Jefferson City Police Department is located at 100 City Center Drive, Jefferson City, 37760 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is William H Clark Jr. The Jefferson City Police Department phone number is 865-475-2002.

Jefferson City Police Department News

Happy Halloween! The JCPD will be out in full force tonight. Please drive safely. Do not allow children or adults to ride on exterior surfaces of your vehicle or with the door/hatch open. Make sure your child is equipped with reflective clothing, a flashlight or glowstick. Always inspect your candy. Be aware of your surroundings; check for animals, stay on the sidewalks, only walk in well-lit areas and children should always be accompanied by an adult. Be safe and have fun.

DUI Suspect Flees from Officers Nearly Hitting Them, Arrested Later with Firearm October 21, 2017 3rd Squad, Bravo Team Minutes before midnight, PO’s Zachary Davidson and Patrick Vaught responded to a disturbance on East Highland St. where they discovered a pickup truck parked in the roadway. PO Davidson reported that he attempted to make contact with the driver when he suddenly sped from the scene, nearly striking a pedestrian and MPO Vaught. Minutes later, officers located the vehicle on Broadway Blvd. near CVS Pharmacy where the driver was taken into custody without further incident. Subsequent to the arrest, officers discovered a loaded 9MM handgun within the truck. The driver, Matthew Kenneth Dunn, 18, of Lexington, KY, was transported to the justice center where he was charged with DUI, possession of a handgun while under the influence and felony evading arrest.

The JCPD Needs Your Help Please call Det. Sgt. Richard Mitchem if you recognize this person and/or vehicle. 865-475-2002

JCPD will be Testing for Entry Level Police Officer The Jefferson City Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of entry level police officer. Applications will be available October 23-27, 2017 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at the police department. If you would like to receive an application by email or fax please call the police department at 865-475-2002. All applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM on October 27, 2017. Applications may be returned via mail, electronic mail or fax. Once applications are received a testing date will be scheduled. The JCPD offers a competitive benefit package which includes individual medical insurance at no cost to the employee, TCRS retirement (25 years of service at 55 years of age) at no cost to the employee, life insurance at no cost, paid holidays and free dental and vision plan to the individual employee. The starting salary for a certified officer is approximately $33,000 annually (not including holiday pay and overtime) with the possibility of an increase depending upon the applicant’s experience, education and training. All entry level officers receive a 3% pay increase upon successful completion of the specified probationary period. Uniforms and essential equipment are furnished. Upon successful completion of the probationary period and field training, officers will be issued a take home vehicle in accordance to JCPD General Orders. Requirements MUST be POST certified or have attended a POST certified law enforcement training academy and can become certified; Must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Tennessee drivers license, be able to pass an extensive background investigation, be able to successfully pass a medical and psychological exam, pass a drug screen, must be physically fit, never have been discharged under dishonorable conditions from any branch of service, high school graduate or equivalent, be of good morale character and never have been convicted of a felony, MUST agree to submit to a polygraph and/or voice stress analysis test, MUST successfully complete the JCPD field training program and probationary period. Preferred Qualifications • Honorable military service • An Associates Degree or greater • POST certified police officer in Tennessee or certified through another state recognized by TN. *** Applicants will receive veteran’s preference points, points for law enforcement experience/certification and post secondary education (if applicable) Applications will be available at the: Jefferson City Police Department 100 City Center Dr. Jefferson City, TN 37760 (865) 475-2002 Jefferson City, Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer subject to local, state and federal laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, EEOC standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the personnel policy of the City of Jefferson City.

Thank you, 84 Lumber of Jefferson City, for donating the materials for Sgt. Winstead’s ramp. This was a very kind gesture.

Welcome home Scotty!

We have received several inquiries about donating money to Sgt. Winstead and his family. In response to that, we have established the “Scotty Winstead Donation Fund” at Knoxville TVA Credit Union. You may visit any TVA Credit Union branch to make a donation. Thank you so much for all the support.

Job Announcement Position: Records Technician/ Part-time, 8-16 hours/wk Salary: Negotiable; Based upon experience, education and qualifications Description: This is a responsible technical and administrative work involving the maintenance of official court documents, incident, accident and arrest reports and civil papers for the Jefferson City Police Department. Activities associate with the job include computer entry, retrieval, and deletion of records, advising concerned parties as to status of legal actions and conducting record checks and providing information for insurance companies, employers, and the public. *Full description available upon request. Examples of Work: Answers phones and provides general information and copies reports. Edits and enters reports for TIBRS ensuring each report is accurate. Assist with preparing files for court procedures. Necessary Requirements of Work: Graduation from an accredited high school supplemented with course work in secretarial science or office administration. Preferred Requirements: An associate’s degree or greater in a related field; preference will be given to those who can work EVERY Thursday; preference will be given to those that are TIBRS certified and trained; must be cordial and maintain the highest standards of integrity, honesty and ethical behavior and conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times whether or not they are performing their job-related duties. Applications will be available at the Jefferson City Police Department beginning October 16, 2017 and must be returned by October 27, 2017 during normal business hours (8-430PM). Applicants must agree to an extensive background investigation. Please submit a resume with the application. Contact the Jefferson City Police Department with any questions at 865-475-2002. Jefferson City, Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer subject to local, state and federal laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, EEOC standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the personnel policy of the City of Jefferson City.

Hats off and thank you so much to Manager Brent Mckeehan and the Texas Roadhouse staff on Kinzel Way near East Towne Mall. Sunday evening the JCPD wanted to provide a nice meal for Scotty and Lucas. I made a phone call to Texas Roadhouse and inquired about delivery. I eventually found myself speaking with Brent Mckeehan, the manager. I explained the situation and without hesitation he said, “I’ll deliver it myself”. And that’s exactly what he did, and he refused to accept payment. I really didn’t have the words to express my gratitude. Brent made me realize, in a time where all we typically hear and see is Bad, that there is still an abundance of Good out there. From the men and women of the JCPD, thank you Brent and Texas Roadhouse staff. Andy

Thank you KPD East Echo Squad and Panera! Very Kind

October 8, 2017 On October 6, 2017 at approximately 11:23 PM, JCPD officers responded to a disturbance on West Ellis Street. On arrival, officers approached the residence on foot where they encountered an SUV parked in the drive. Officers approached to speak with the occupants when the vehicle suddenly sped away in their direction, forcing both flee from the vehicle’s path. Other units in the area were notified of the suspect vehicle description and a direction of travel. The initial officers attempted to gain a visual on the suspect vehicle but were unable to. Moments later, JCPD Sgt. Scott Winstead notified the other units via radio that he had been involved in a serious car crash at the intersection of George Ave. and King St., only a few blocks from the Ellis St. address. Officers responded and quickly determined that the vehicle that struck Sgt. Winstead was the vehicle that had fled the scene moments earlier. It was apparent that the suspect vehicle failed to stop at the intersection and struck the sergeant’s car at a high rate of speed. Several nearby Carson-Newman University students noticed that the sergeant’s car had caught fire. They immediately extinguished the flames while they and arriving officers pulled the entrapped sergeant and a C-NU Department of Public Safety officer from the vehicle. Their heroic actions likely saved both officers. Sgt. Winstead was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by Lifestar where he remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The C-NU officer is also hospitalized at UT Medical Center. Both officers are expected to survive. One male occupant in the SUV was transported to UT Medical Center and one female occupant was found to be deceased at the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene is the lead investigating agency. All questions regarding the crash should be directed to the THP. Sgt. Scott Winstead, a 25 year veteran of the department, is assigned to Carson-Newman University as the supervisor of police operations. We ask that you continue to pray for these officers and their families.

It was a privilege to honor our Vietnam veterans this morning by assisting with “The Wall That Heals” as it moved through town. “The Wall That Heals” is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington, DC. The wall will be on display and open to the public today at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville. We are very appreciative of our Vietnam veterans… Thank You.

Thank You to all those that came out for "Coffee with a Cop" this morning at Lisa's Country Kitchen. We really enjoyed it.

JCPD now Taking Applications for Citizens’ Police Academy The JCPD Citizens’ Police Academy is slated to begin January 8, 2018. CPA sessions will be conducted on Monday nights for a period of 10-12 weeks. Participants will be exposed to all disciplines within the law enforcement profession. Classes will include crime scene management, traffic enforcement, defensive tactics, firearms training, criminal law, law enforcement history and other relative topics. Applicants must successfully pass a background investigation. Applications are available at the police department (100 City Center Dr.) M-F from 8-4:30 PM and must be returned by November 6, 2017. Please come out and join us. If you have any questions contact Sgt. Scott Winstead at 865-475-2002 or Preference will be given to those who live or work within the municipal limits of Jefferson City. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

JCPD’s Newest Officer JCPD’s newest K-9 member hit the streets today. K-9 Malachi, a bomb detection K-9, is assigned to PO Jason Dean. This is the department’s first bomb detection dog. K-9 Malachi will be responsible for security sweeps, firearm detection other explosives related calls for service.

The JCPD Needs Your Help If you recognize this individual and/or vehicle please call Lt. Eric Thomas at 865-475-2002 or This is regarding an incident at Walmart on September 9, 2017.

“Coffee with a Cop” October 4 at Lisa’s Country Kitchen The JCPD will be holding its first “Coffee with a Cop” event Wednesday, October 4 from 9AM-10AM at Lisa’s Country Kitchen on Highway 92. This event will give you a chance to come out and speak with a police officer regarding community issues while enjoying a cup of coffee. There are no agendas or specific topics to be discussed; simply come out and enjoy a conversation and a cup of coffee. This event is free and open to anyone.

JCPD Officers Hit the Streets with Naloxone September 22, 2017 In an effort to save the life of a victim of an accidental or intentional opioid overdose, JCPD officers are now carrying Naloxone, an overdose reversal drug. Officers and detectives received required training from JCFD Chief Lee Turner in the administration of that drug. Officers have also been trained to administer the drug in the event an accidental exposure, such as a police K-9 ingesting a large quantity of an opioid. Given the recent spike in opioid deaths and the influx of Fentanyl, the department feels that Naloxone in patrol cars is a must when it comes to the protection of the public and the officers. In fact, JCPD officers assigned to Carson-Newman University have been deploying with the drug for over two months now thanks to a collaborative effort between the JCPD and C-NU Director of Public Safety Steve Lake. The JCPD would like to thank Dr. Mark Harrell, Murphy’s Sav-more Pharmacy and Mayor Mark Potts for all the support and assistance.

Jefferson City Police Department Receives $22,000.00 in Federal Grant Funds to Support Highway Safety Efforts in Jefferson City September 22, 2017 On Monday, September 18, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced that $22,000.00 in federal grant funds will be awarded to the Jefferson City Police Department for the 2017-2018 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). Approximately 400 grants exceeding $18 million will be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through the THSO to support local highway safety initiatives. Every year, traffic safety advocates, non-profit organizations, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, District Attorneys’ offices, and other state agencies across Tennessee seek funding through grant applications offered by the THSO. Applicants who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standards are awarded grant funds to support the THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. The THSO grant funding provides essential highway safety training and equipment for law enforcement agencies, sophisticated crash data collection analysis technology, specialized DUI prosecutors, resources for emergency response personnel, and educational tools to help improve driver behavior. For more information about the THSO, please visit

JCPD’s Newest Member Graduates Law Enforcement Academy September 15, 2017 Police Officer Holly Hartness successfully completed over 480 hours of extensive law enforcement training over the past 9 weeks while attending the WSCC Regional Law Enforcement Academy. PO Hartness graduated today, along with the other officers and deputies of Class 105. Hartness, a Morristown native, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and she is the first female officer hired by the Jefferson City Police Department to have been sent to a training academy. Hartness will be assigned to Patrol Division’s 4th Squad. Congratulations Holly and welcome aboard. (Picture L-R: Chief Andy Dossett, PO Holly Hartness and Captain Darrell Turley)

Officers Apprehend Suspect After He Attempts to Steal Walmart Cash Drawer September 11, 2017 2nd Squad/Alpha Team Shortly after 1 PM, PO Weston Holt and Sgt. Ben Hammer responded to Walmart after an unidentified male swiped a Walmart cash drawer and fled on foot. PO Holt quickly apprehended to suspect, Curey D. Dixon, 48, of Knoxville, at the west end of the parking lot near North Chucky Pike. Officers discovered that Dixon had allegedly dropped the drawer sometime during the pursuit. Dixon was transported to the justice center where he was charged with attempted theft and public intoxication.

JCPD Officers Complete Active Shooter Training at FLETC September 8, 2017 JCPD officers Monte Bowen, Zachary Davidson and Doug Cochran recently completed an intensive week long active shooter course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Charleston, SC. This training is provided for free to local and state law enforcement officers who are eligible. These are the first JCPD officers to ever attend a FLETC class.