Cookeville Police Department

  • Agency: Cookeville Police Department
  • Address: 45 E Broad St, Cookeville, 38503 TN
  • Chief: Robert E Terry (Chief of Police)
Phone: 931-526-9591
Fax: 931-526-4897

Cookeville Police Department is located at 45 E Broad St, Cookeville, 38503 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert E Terry. The Cookeville Police Department phone number is 931-526-9591.

Cookeville Police Department News

Are you ready to join our team? The Cookeville Police Department is a progressive, innovative, community based department that acknowledges our most valued assets are the men and women who work for this department. We value teamwork, integrity and excellence with a mission to protect and serve this great community and our citizens. Follow this link to find out more information and to download an application. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 20, 2017.

UPDATE: THE FUGITIVE HAS BEEN APPREHENDED IN TROUSDALE COUNTY! TBI has added an escaped homicide suspect from Macon County to their Top Ten Most Wanted. Macon County is not that far away from us, so please keep your eyes open Cookeville.

Please be cautious and always STOP at an intersection when the traffic signals are inoperative. With the recent storms passing in our area you may have encountered a traffic signal that was not working because of power failure. Remember that all drivers must come to a full and complete stop at the intersection and then may proceed with caution. If two or more vehicles enter the intersection from different directions at approximately the same time, after completing a full stop, the driver on the right has the right-of-way. Always obey traffic signals operating in flashing mode according to its color: red means to treat the intersection as a four-way stop; yellow means to proceed through the intersection with caution.

We thought you might like an update on Retired Officer K9 Ruger. As you can see, he's had no trouble at all adjusting to the leisure life. :-)

UPDATE: HE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHARED THIS POST! We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this man who is suspected of targeting the elderly. This individual was seen on Monday, October 30, entering and exiting multiple rooms in an assisted living facility and was confronted by staff after entering several rooms. Several residents have reported items missing from their rooms. The suspect was seen leaving in a black car similar to a 2-door Honda Civic and missing the front bumper. If you know who this person is, please contact Det. Sgt. Brent Anderson at 931-520-5315.

Driver and Passenger Injured in Crash on Halloween Cookeville, TN – At approximately 8:50 P.M. on Tuesday evening, October 31, the Cookeville Police Department responded to a head-on collision on N. Dixie Avenue near Kenway Street. Leonard Lowe, 51 years old of Baxter, was driving a 1993 Mercury Cougar south bound on N. Dixie Avenue just south of Kenway Street. A 1996 Toyota 4Runner driven by Grant Reed, 24 years old of Cookeville, was traveling north on N. Dixie Avenue. As a result of the initial investigation, it appears that the Toyota 4Runner traveling north crossed into the south bound lane striking the Mercury Cougar. Lowe was transported by Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where he is listed in stable condition. Tiffany McDermott of Cookeville, who was a passenger in Lowe's vehicle, was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. Grant Reed sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene. This crash remains under investigation. If anyone witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken with police, please call the Traffic Enforcement Division of the Cookeville Police Department at 931-520-5370 or the main station at 931-526-2125.

🎃Happy Halloween!🎃 We want to remind you to drive slowly and carefully tonight as little ghosts and goblins will be trick or treating. Here are some events happening in town tonight. If you know of others, please list them in the comments: 🎃WestSide Trick-or-Treat at Cookeville Depot and neighboring WestSide businesses from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 🎃Trunk or Treat at First United Methodist Church at 165 E. Broad St. from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 🎃Halloween Bash at Life Church at 2223 N. Washington Ave. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. free for kids from birth through 5th grade. 🎃Cookeville Harvest Carnival at 1621 N. Washington Ave. in Cookeville from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with food, games, inflatables and candy for free for kids from birth through 6th grade.

Congratulations to Bobby Anderson on his recent promotion to Captain! Prior to this promotion, Captain Anderson was the Lieutenant for the Criminal Investigation Division and will now serve as the division’s Commander. Throughout his 17-year career with the Cookeville Police Department, Captain Anderson has proven himself to be an invaluable law enforcement officer and exceptional leader. We know he will embrace his new responsibilities with excellence, and we congratulate him on this achievement! This photo captures Captain Bobby Anderson receiving congratulations from Chief Randy Evans.

Have a great weekend and keep this in mind...

Most streets around the Courthouse Square are closed for the annual Habitat for Humanity's Cooking on the Square until 3:00 PM today. Spring Street will remain open during this time.

Scammers are spoofing the Cookeville Police Department’s phone number and using the name of an actual employee of the department. We received a report today of a person who received a phone call from 931-526-2125, which is CPD’s phone number. The scammer used the name of a current employee and told the victim that he owed $2,000 but if he paid today, it would only cost him $500. If he didn’t pay, Cookeville Police would come arrest him. Things to know: 1. We will never call you and demand money. 2. We will either go arrest you or ask you to turn yourself in.

We want to congratulate both Kenneth Frye and Michael Herrick on their promotions to the rank of sergeants. The Cookeville Police Department is proud of the work ethic and leadership qualities of Sgt. Herrick, an 11-year veteran, and Sgt. Frye, a 5-year veteran. We look forward to many years of their continued service to the citizens of Cookeville and congratulate them on this new chapter in their law enforcement careers!

UPDATE: THIS PERSON HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHARED THIS POST AND TOOK THE TIME TO LET US KNOW. ORIGINAL POST: This person is a suspect in several vehicle burglaries that occurred earlier this week at a local apartment complex. If you can identify this person, please contact Det. Sgt. Brent Anderson at 931-520-5315.

Sgt. Anthony Leonard will be handing out candy to little trick or treaters on Halloween. He and his patrol car will be located near the Depot at the intersection of Broad and Cedar. Stop by and see him!

Please join us in wishing K9 Officer Ruger a happy retirement! He has been a CPD K9 since 2011 and has served Cookeville well. Ruger will spend retirement enjoying life at his partner’s home where plans are being made to spoil him for the rest of his days. Happy retirement Ruger! Enjoy your life of leisure!

Three new officers were sworn in yesterday by Chief Randy Evans at the Cookeville Police Department. The new hires are Brandon Cooper, Jacob Byrd, and David Godsey. All three of them are Peace Officer Standards Training Commission (POST) certified officers, and they will be assigned to a shift after completing the Field Training Officer program. The new officers will join a force of more than 70 law enforcement officers who patrol the City of Cookeville and serve over 32,000 residents.

The City of Cookeville Department of Water Quality Control will have Spring Street (Highway 70) closed between Jefferson and Washington on Friday, October 13th beginning at 8 am to patch Spring Street where a water service line created a void in the existing pavement. Crews will open the road as soon as the area is excavated, compacted with gravel, and the patch is completed. Please call Carey Phy at 931-520-5239 with questions or concerns.

A new twist on an electric scam appears to be targeting Spanish-speaking individuals. Have you heard of spoofing? It is when someone changes the caller ID to any number other than the calling number. Recently, scammers have been spoofing the Cookeville Electric Department’s phone number, 931-526-7411, to try and scam people out of their money. A con artist will call from what appears to be a legitimate phone number, and threaten to cut off your electricity if you do not make a payment immediately. This particular con will also ask if you speak Spanish. We want to remind everyone that the City of Cookeville will never call you for a payment of any kind. All billing statements are done by mail. If you have questions concerning your account, please call Customer Service at 931-520-5219. If you have been a victim of this crime, please report it to the Cookeville Police Department at 931-526-2125.

Cookeville Police Department’s K9s Jaeger, Kaine, Ruger, Rico, & Max have received body armor. Cookeville Police Department’s K9s Jaeger, Kaine, Ruger, Rico, & Max have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests were sponsored by PetArmor and Walmart and embroidered with the sentiment “Protection provided by PetArmor & Walmart”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims, their families, friends, and first responders in Las Vegas.

We want to take this opportunity to congratulate Scott Winfree on his promotion to Major. Following this well-deserved promotion, Major Winfree will serve as Commander of the Uniform Services Bureau. He has proven himself to be an excellent leader. We look forward to working with him as he embraces his new responsibilities. Congratulations Major! Pictured below are Major Scott Winfree and Chief Randy Evans:

Public Service Announcement We want to make you aware of counterfeit bills that are circulating in the Cookeville area. Several businesses have discovered $20 bills that are marked For Motion Picture Use Only. These bills at first glance appear legitimate, but the bill is marked “For Motion Picture Use Only” in the upper right corner. This is movie prop money. It is not illegal to make, sell, or purchase this money for use as props in media productions. It is, however, a criminal offense to attempt to use this movie money to make a purchase.