Portland Police Department

  • Agency: Portland Police Department
  • Address: 433 N Broadway, Portland, 37148 TN
  • Chief: Robert A West (Chief of Police)
Phone: (615) 325-3434

Portland Police Department is located at 433 N Broadway, Portland, 37148 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert A West. The Portland Police Department phone number is (615) 325-3434.

Portland Police Department News


If you start noticing our officers wearing beards don’t be alarmed. We are raising money during “ No Shave November” to be used at Christmas for underprivileged kids. Officers pay $50 each to grow a beard during the month of November, with all proceeds going to this cause. If you see an officer with a beard tell them thank you!

Trunk or Treat at Richland Park

PRESS RELEASE ACCIDENTAL DEATH 10/31/2017 On 10/30/17 at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Russell for an accident that had occurred on private property with serious injuries. Upon their arrival officers did notice a female later identified as Ina Mcintosh 82 years of age lying in the yard and unresponsive. Officers immediately began CPR in an attempt to revive her but their efforts were unsuccessful. The investigation revealed that her husband Robert Mcintosh had apparently gotten their mower stuck in a small ditch while mowing and was attempting to pull the mower from the ditch with their vehicle. The investigation further revealed that the victim was apparently standing behind the open driver’s door as Mr. Mcintosh was attempting to pull the mower with the car in reverse. The chain apparently slipped free from the mower, causing the car to lurch backward quickly at which point the victim was struck by the open driver’s door knocking her to the ground and under the vehicle. Anthony W. Heavner Chief of Police (615) 325-2061

Be aware of your surroundings and environment while trick or treating this Halloween. Use the link below for information about sex offenders in the areas you will be in.

Thank you to the White House Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for the gift basket!

Congratulations to the Portland High School Volleyball team. 2017 State Champions!

Recently a speed limit change was requested by several business owners on Hwy 52 East in the area of South Russell. The City Council agreed and lowered the speed limit to 30mph from Hwy 109 to the intersection of Deasey Ln. on Hwy 52 East. The signs are in place and officers will begin enforcing the new limit. For the next several weeks officers will issue warning tickets unless circumstances warrant otherwise, to give residents a chance to get used to this change. Recently there have been several accidents in this area and the change was needed In The interest of public safety.

At approximately 11:00 AM today a card skimmer (reader) was discovered on the ATM at Capital Bank, on Hwy 52W, in Portland. At this time it is unknown how long the skimmer was attached. If you have recently used this ATM, please keep a close watch on your account activity and report anything suspicious to your local law enforcement agency, and your bank.

Congratulations to Officer Sarah Ulakey for successfully completing the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Awesome Job!

Congratulations to Sgt. Kenneth Rippy, who received a proclamation from State Representative William Lamberth and Mayor Kenneth A Wilber for his 30 years of service to the City of Portland. No Rippy isn't retiring just being rewarded for a job well done!

Congratulations to Officer Adam Wims for successfully completing the Police Academy at Walters State.

Please keep all those affected in your thoughts today as we remember 9/11/01. #NeverForget

Eclipse Day Message In Portland and the surrounding area we have been excitedly anticipating the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, 2017 for some time now. This is a historic, scientific event that most of us will never experience again in our lifetime! We are expecting a large number of visitors in and around town for Monday’s event, and some may arrive as early as this weekend. As your city government, public safety is our utmost goal - for both residents and visitors. It is our intention to do all that we can to achieve that. There are several activities being held downtown this weekend that will draw crowds - most notably Music on Main Saturday evening and the Farm to Table Dinner on Sunday evening. (For a detailed listing of all activities, please check the Portland Chamber of Commerce website at https://portlandcofc.com) Since crowds bring traffic congestion, it may be wise for us, as locals, to purchase our gasoline, groceries, prescriptions, and other necessities a couple of days ahead of the crowd if at all possible. Please be aware of the following: • Some businesses, such as local banks, may not observe normal operating hours on 08/21, so you need to check, and you may need to take care of as much of your business as possible in advance. • City Hall will close from 11 AM to 3 PM on 08/21 when you may call in for assistance, but no walk-in customers will be taken during that time. City Hall telephones will be manned all day except from 1 PM – 2 PM in an effort to give city employees the opportunity to experience the total eclipse. • Portland Police Department will have all officers on duty on 08/21 in an effort to cover every area of the city in the event of problems. • Garbage collection will be suspended all day on 08/21, but resume the following morning. • City employees will be out and about to direct traffic, provide information and directions, and attempt to assist you and all our visitors in any way possible. If they cannot help you, they should be able to direct you to the person who can. • Cell phone reception may be very limited due to the excess usage during this time, so try texting or using a landline telephone instead when it is necessary to make contact with others, if at all possible. • City street lights will be operational just as they are at any time when darkness sets in. • Some city vehicles will have extra gasoline, bottles of water and eclipse viewing glasses on board, just in case someone needs any of them. But remember, those supplies are limited. • And, be sure to protect your eyes! This will be an enjoyable and memorable event if we all do our part to be careful, thoughtful, cordial, to respect one another, and to keep unnecessary traffic to a minimum. Please remember that doing so will help to reduce confusion, to make roadways as clear as possible so that emergency traffic can make it through if necessary, and to insure public safety; our number one goal. City of Portland Mayor Kenneth Wilber

Just a reminder, schools go back in session Monday August 7th. Help us ensure the safety of the children.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/20/2017 On 7/20/2017 at approximately 2:56 pm the Portland Police Department responded to a report of a Southbound CSX Train hitting a vehicle at the Market Street crossing here in Portland, TN. The vehicle was occupied by a female driver who witnesses stated drove under the cross bar, which was down and functioning properly warning motorist of the on- coming train. The occupant of the vehicle was transported to Portland Tristar ER with minor injuries. The Portland Fire Department did also respond to the scene due to a small electrical fire that occurred on the Locomotive as a result of the accident. The incident remains under investigation. Anthony W. Heavner Chief of Police

Please be aware that as of 11:00 am today Portland Police/Fire has transferred all Dispatch Operations to the Emergency Communications Center in Gallatin, TN. Should you need Police/Fire services dial 911 for EMERGENCY or 615-451-3838 for non emergency. After hours, our lobby phone is directly linked to the ECC, and an officer will be dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department to assist you. Your patience and understanding as we make this transition is greatly appreciated.