White Pine Police Department

  • Agency: White Pine Police Department
  • Address: 1548 Main St, White Pine, 37890 TN
  • Chief: Charlie Epps (Chief of Police)
Phone: 865-674-2555

White Pine Police Department is located at 1548 Main St, White Pine, 37890 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Charlie Epps. The White Pine Police Department phone number is 865-674-2555.

White Pine Police Department News

Mrs. Allsup, a special ed teacher from White Pine School is have a spaghetti lunch today from 11-1pm at the White Pine Center to raise money for a field trip in May for these wonderful kids. Please come out and support this wonderful cause.

On Tuesday January 27, 2018 Off. Todd White got to enjoy time with the White Pine Head Start teaching them about gun safety. The police dept. is committed to making prevention and safety there number one concern.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. this evening White Pine officers along with White Pine fire and Jefferson county ems were dispatched to CPR in progress at a business on Roy Messer Hwy at exit 4. Corporal Arnold arrived on scene within a couple of minutes and located two bystanders doing CPR on a 23 y/o male. Corporal Arnold determined the male had overdosed and narcan was administered by him and Officer Guinn. By the time the patient was loaded in the ambulance he was already regaining consciousness. Thanks to the quick actions by the bystanders and officers this males life was saved. The police dept. has been carrying narcan (naloxone) for about two weeks thanks to a grant we received. A special thanks to rescue 180 and Rev. Debra Shultz for helping get this important tool in the police cars.

On Wednesday January 24 a vandalism was reported to the men’s restroom located at the ball field on Roy Messer Hwy next to the school. If anyone has any information of whom might be responsible please contact the police dept. and you can remain anonymous. This would have occurred between January 23-24.

State St. (Hwy25-E) from Main St. to Harrison Rd will be shutdown due to a crash for a lengthy amount of time we will notify when the roadway is back open.

Obituary for Harley Dean Smith Jr Harley Dean Smith, Jr. age 74 formerly of White Pine, passed away on January 14, 2018 after a lengthy illness with Parkinson disease and later cancer. Dean was an active outdoorsman with interests in bear hunting, fishing, and showing horses, which produced him 9 world titles and 32 State, along with several other wins. He was involved in the horse industry not only showing, but also as a judge, including the Racking Horse Celebration. Dean would lend a helping hand to others at shows if asked. He enjoyed having his horse show buddy, Joseph Peters at his side at the shows. Dean loved his work in law enforcement where he served as the former Chief Deputy of Jefferson County Sheriff Department under Sheriff Tom Eslinger, and was the retired Chief of Police for the White Pine Police Department. Dean always tried to assist people in trouble with advice. The 25 years he worked, he had numerous stories to tell and had considered a book, but never found the time. He was quite a person, but loved to play pranks and jokes. He would always say when asked why he didn’t say much “Someone has to listen.” Preceded in death by his parents; Harley Dean Sr. and Gertrude Holloway Smith, grandson; Thomas Byrd, sister; Alice Lively, Aunt; Margaret Bevin. Survived by friend, companion and devoted caregiver Brenda Andies of 22 years, Daughters; Deana(James)Geno, Katrina(Eddie) McDaniel, grandchildren; Brittany Cona, Kritsie McDaniel, Samantha McDaniel, Latashia Meetz, and Elizabeth Peters, Great grandson; Edward McDaniel, Brother-in-Law; Willis Lively, Brothers; Tommy Smith, David(Mary) Smith, Aunt; Sally Holloway, His horse showing buddy Joseph Peters. The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 16, 2018 from 5:00-7:00p.m. with funeral services to follow at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of White Pine with the Reverend Brian Osborne and Bernie Cagle officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at White Pine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be White Pine Police Officers: Paul Lowe, Chad Cotter, Arlie Ball, Charlie Epps, Mark McCarter, and Rodney Sexton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Shaver, Al Large, Eric Large, David(Red) Reneau, David Davenport, Rick Scroggins, Teddy Andies, Norm Hunley, Vaughn Moore, Michael Etter, Doug Crum and all of his horse show friends.

The police dept. is sorry to announce the passing of retired police chief Dean Smith. Chief Dean Smith passed away at his home in Greene Co following a lengthy illness this morning. Chief Smith retired in 2003 from the White Pine Police Dept. and was a great leader of the Department and he loved his community. Chief Smith will be greatly missed from everyone that had a privilege to work for him, the town and all of the law enforcement community. RIP CHIEF SMITH WE HAVE THE WATCH FROM HERE!!! #gonebutneverforgotten

Please keep this officer in your prayers as well as all of the Knoxville Police Department.

The White Pine Police Dept. would like to announce that we now have a Drug Take Back Box located in the the police dept.

*Everyone please use caution we are experiencing icing conditions on the roadways at this time throughout the town. Main roads are in decent condition but side roads are slick so please slow down and watch your breaking.

The Police Dept. would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!


Last night between midnight and this morning there was a car burglary on Butler St. if anyone in the area has seen anything suspicious please let the police dept know. Also remember this is the time of year for increased thefts so please watch your property and make sure to remove items from your vehicles and take them to a secure place inside the home. PLEASE REPORT ANYTHING THAT YOU SEE THAT IS SUSPICIOUS AND WATCH EACH OTHERS PROPERTY!!!

Officers from the White Pine Police Department, Dandridge Police Dept, Jefferson City Police Dept, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol along with the Jefferson County High School Criminal Justice Program took part in FOP Lodge 61 this years Shop With A Cop program. The FOP annual Shop With A Cop is funded by donations and fundraisers to make Christmas a little merrier for family’s in need.

Thank you to those that have served, are serving and have sacrificed to make our way of life possible. Happy Veterans Day.