Tiptonville Police Department

  • Agency: Tiptonville Police Department
  • Address: 205 Church St, Tiptonville, 38079 TN
  • Chief: Norman Rhodes (Chief of Police)
Phone: 731-253-6693

Tiptonville Police Department is located at 205 Church St, Tiptonville, 38079 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Norman Rhodes. The Tiptonville Police Department phone number is 731-253-6693.

Tiptonville Police Department News


Please keep the family and fellow officers of Hickman Ky Police Officer Rodney Smith in your prayers. Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

The tornado warning has been canceled.

A tornado warning has been issued until 7:15 PM for Southern Lake County

Many people these days are noticing they are missing phone calls from what appears to be a local phone number on their caller ID however when they call that number back, they find that the person who actually owns the number says they never called them. This shady technique seems to have gained recent popularity with telemarketers, especially when they call a mobile phone number. What seems to be going on is that when a telemarketer calls someone, they "spoof" a local cell phone number in an attempt to fool people into thinking the caller might be someone they know in order to increase the odds the called person will answer. What that means is that the telemarketers are able to hide the actual phone number they call from by replacing it with a random number they know to be local to the area they are calling. For instance, if you have a cell phone number with the "442" prefix, a telemarketer will use an application to replace their actual phone number with another random "442" prefix number when they call you. The person who actually owns the number they are spoofing then has no idea that their number is being used to call you so if you were to call the number back, that person will tell you they never called you, which is indeed true. Please keep this in mind if this happens to you. The person whose number is being spoofed in these instances is being harassed much the same as the person who initially receives the spoofed call. Telemarketers sometimes pick a number and use it to call several different people, which then many times causes the owner of the number to receive a lot of calls from people who claim to have received a call from them that they never made. If you find that you've missed a call from a local number that you are not familiar with, it might be a good idea to just not call that number back immediately and simply take the call if they were to call again, especially if you think you may have legitimately missed a call from someone you know.

The Tiptonville Police Department would like to wish everyone a happy and safe new year!!!

The officers of the Tiptonville Police Department would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please stay safe and drive with caution during your holiday travels.

5 year old Stephon Hardy has been chauffeured by his grandmother for the past two years passing out sugar free candy canes to people all over the county. He would put his Christmas hat on and go to work trying to bring a smile to as many faces as possible. Officer Joel Foster of the Tiptonville Police Department was one of the many people little Stephon made smile this year. Thank you Stephon for spreading love and Christmas spirit throughout our community!

Please see the below new law effective January 1, 2018 regarding the use of cell phone while traveling in school zones. This video can be found on the Dyersburg Police Department's Facebook Page. Drive safely!

LOCATED: Tiptonville Police Department officers have located missing juvenile Caleb Ellison who is safe and in our custody. Thank you to everyone who aided in bringing this terrible situation to a safe conclusion.

December 17, 2017 3:00A.M. Update: LOCATED!!! Caleb has been safely located by Tiptonville Police Department officers. Thank you to everyone who aided in the search. Please see the attached Missing Child Poster and share it with your friends and contacts. Caleb is from Ridgely but there is a strong possibility that he is still in Lake County and likely in Tiptonville. If you see Caleb please contact the police department at 731-253-6693, sheriff's department 731-253-7791, TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND, or any law enforcement agency.

The officers of the Tiptonville Police Department would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please stay safe and drive with caution during your holiday travels.

Thank you LKES SWAG for the treats and letters! We really appreciate them!

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week. we want to take this opportunity to thank all our Dispatchers at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department who play such a vital role in the safety of our officers and serve the public daily. These Dispatchers are our life line when we are in the field and they receive little or no recognition for all they do not only for the officers, but also the public. Congratulations on this week where the work you do is recognized.

Thank you Margaret Newton! We love you guys too!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Margaret Newton Elementary teachers and staff for inviting us to participate in Dr. Seuss week. We enjoyed reading to the students, and visiting with both the students and faculty. We are already looking forward to next year.

Over the last several weeks, the police department has received reports of home burglaries in which televisions, gaming consoles, and other electronics have been taken. These burglaries are occurring at all times of the day and night and typically while the home owner is working or out of town. The televisions have ranged in size from 32” to 55” and all makes and models. These items were stolen from hard working people. Officers currently have leads and are following up on each one that comes in. If anyone has any information regarding these thefts, please contact the police department ASAP at 731-253-6693. Please remember that purchasing and concealing items that are stolen is also a crime. If you have purchased any items from individuals that you feel may be stolen, contact the police department to verify their legitimacy. Finally, please report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood. This includes as much specific information as possible, such as vehicle type, tag number, physical descriptions of people and more. The police cannot be everywhere at once, so we rely on citizens to be our additional eyes and ears. Watch out for your neighbor and ask them to do the same for you. Working together, we can deter this type of crime.

Thank you to all our brothers and sisters out there doing what they do best, protecting and serving.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the bonfire tonight! It was a tremendous success with hundreds in attendance! Thank you for showing all the support for our youth!

The City of Tiptonville will be hosting a community wide pep-rally and bonfire for the Lake County High School Falcons Homecoming on Thursday September 17, 2015 from 7:00PM until 8:15PM. The event will be held at the Tiptonville Baseball Park, south of the basketball goals. The event is being organized by Tiptonville Mayor Reid Yates and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Tiptonville Police Department and Tiptonville Fire Department will be there to assist with the event and ensure the safety of those in attendance. Come out and show your support for the Falcons! We hope to see you all there!