Johnson City Police Department

  • Agency: Johnson City Police Department
  • Address: 601 E Main St, Johnson City, 37605 TN
  • Chief: John Lowry (Chief of Police)
Phone: 423-434-6000

Johnson City Police Department is located at 601 E Main St, Johnson City, 37605 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is John Lowry. The Johnson City Police Department phone number is 423-434-6000.

Johnson City Police Department News

↣ Karl Turner Promoted to Chief of Police of the Johnson City Tennessee Police Department ↢ Karl Turner, a 27-year veteran of the Johnson City Police Department, has been promoted to chief, City Manager Pete Peterson announced today. “Chief Turner was chosen from among five excellent candidates,” Peterson said. “But his combination of experience and leadership skills set Chief Turner apart as the frontrunner. I am proud that we had a candidate of his caliber from within our own department.” Chief Turner earned his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University before joining the JCPD in 1991 as a public safety officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 1997, serving as a first-line platoon supervisor and SWAT team leader. Six years later, he was promoted to lieutenant, assuming a number of new roles and responsibilities including special operations supervisor and operations manager. Chief Turner then earned the rank of captain in 2007 and was assigned as watch commander of one of four patrol platoons. In 2012, he was promoted to major, overseeing the operations side of the Police Department and serving an indispensable role in supporting the now-retired Chief Mark Sirois. “I am honored and grateful to have been selected from such a talented pool of law enforcement leaders,” Chief Turner said. “I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with an exceptional group of dedicated and caring law enforcement officers. This includes three former police chiefs whom I have a tremendous amount of respect for. I thank them for their years of guidance and leadership and of course, my wife Dr. Jessica Turner, for the support and sacrifice that goes along with being a law enforcement spouse.” Chief Turner attended the Southeast Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA) in 2006 where he received the SECLA Distinguished Service Medal. He also completed all three levels of the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Management Academy in 2007, the FBI National Academy in 2009, and FBI’s Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar sessions in 2004 and Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar in 2017. He is an active member of the FBI National Academy Alumni Association, the National Tactical Officers Association, the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. “My goal as police chief is to continue to build upon the principle of a community and police partnership that allows the Police Department to provide the best service possible. Our department will continue to focus on community policing and calling on our citizens to play an active role in the safety and well-being of our city,” Chief Turner said. He noted that the department will continue expanding its use of the latest technologies to provide the most effective operations, including greater utilization of crime analysis and mapping to drive the department’s crime prevention efforts. “Chief Turner is a capable leader, and under his leadership, the department will continue to ensure that our community remains a safe place to live, work, and play,” Peterson added. “Johnson City will continue to be well-served by the Johnson City Police Department under the direction of Chief Turner.”

☂️ From the National Weather Service ☂️  Entire area – Flood Watch – includes southwest Virginia, southwest North Carolina and all of East Tennessee.  When: Tonight through Sunday evening (Main event).  What: Heavy rainfall – 2 to 4 inches  Flooding of low lying areas, some roadways, and possible minor flooding near rivers and  Wind gusts of 30-40 mph possible Sunday morning.

❄ From the National Weather Service ☃ URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Morristown TN 939 AM EST Thu Feb 1, 2018 SNOW TONIGHT ACROSS SOUTHWEST VA, NORTHEAST TN, PLATEAU, AND THE EAST TN MOUNTAINS Rain will spread across the Southern Appalachian Region today, the rain will transition to snow this evening. Accumulating snow of 2 to 4 inches can be expected across Southwest Virginia and far East Tennessee mountains and 1 to 2 inches over the northern Plateau and northeast Tennessee. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Also, Visit TDOT SmartWay ->,36.322362589326616,12&features=traffic,waze

From the National Weather Service ❄ Snow Possible ❄ Weather system to bring light snow to the higher elevations of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia tonight into Tuesday morning. A winter weather advisory has been issued for snowfall accumulations of 1-2 inches with 3 to 4 inches possible along the highest peaks. Snowfall is expected to start falling around 7pm - 9pm on and near the Northern Cumberland Plateau and extreme southwest Virginia near the Kentucky border. Snowfall is expected to start falling around 8pm to 11 pm in the eastern Tennessee Valley, the Southern Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee and the remainder of southwest Virginia. Accumulations mainly in the 0.5 - 2-inch range with amounts of 3 to 4 inches for the higher peaks. Most of the higher population locations are expected to see an inch or less of snowfall.

✳From your National Weather Service✳ Very Cold Temperatures and Patchy Ice on Roads Through Wednesday Morning... Temperatures will stay below freezing tonight and Wednesday morning, and any snow or liquid on the roads could turn to ice with the very cold temperatures. Drivers should use caution today. What appear to be wet spots on roads may actually be ice. Motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots often develop first. Temperatures will fall into the teens or single digits overnight, and even though winds will be light, wind chill values will be near zero degrees. Dress warmly if you venture out, and keep a winter travel kit in your vehicle.

✳From your National Weather Service ✳ WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of one to three inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Southwest North Carolina. * WHEN...From 10 AM Tuesday to 1 AM EST Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

✳ From the National Weather Service ✳ Patchy black ice possible Saturday morning... Much colder temperatures will build into the area tonight. Light snow can be expected, but with little to no accumulation. However, any moisture remaining on roads will re-freeze tonight as temperatures drop into the 20s, forming patches of black ice. Drivers should use caution Saturday morning. Wet spots on roads may actually be ice. Motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots often develop first.

❄ From the National Weather Service ❄ Kingsport, Bristol, Mountain City, Greeneville, Cedar Creek, Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Gate City, Lebanon, and Abingdon 1110 AM EST Mon Jan 8 2018 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON * WHAT - Freezing rain occurring. The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads, and bridges. Additional ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. * WHERE - Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. * WHEN - Until 5 PM EST this afternoon.

👉From the National Weather Service👈 Arctic Cold will Impact Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee and Southwest North Carolina into the New Year... An arctic cold front will move across the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians tonight ushering in much colder air into the region for New Year`s Eve. Unseasonably cold arctic air will remain across the area through most of the week. Highs in the lower 20s to lower 30s will be common for Sunday through the entire week, with temperatures in the single digits and teens over the higher elevations. Lows in the single digits and teens can be expected through the week, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 10 degrees below zero across the higher terrain. Brisk northerly winds between 5 and 15 mph will combine with the very cold temperatures to produce dangerous wind chills through the week, especially across the higher elevations. Wind chills will drop to 5 to 15 degrees below zero across the higher elevations, 5 degrees above zero to 10 degrees below zero across much of southwest Virginia and Plateau counties, and near zero to 10 above zero across the Tennessee Valley and southwest North Carolina. When venturing outside, remember to wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Wear a hat because much of your body heat can be lost from your head. Mittens or gloves, snug at the wrist, will keep hands and fingers warm. Lastly, stay dry and out of the wind if possible. Consider bringing pets indoors and ensure livestock have adequate shelter. Check on neighbors, elderly, and homeless. Take the necessary precautions to protect water pipes from the extreme cold. If using a space heater, remember to keep it at least three feet away from flammable material. Use generators outside in a well ventilated area. Never run a generator indoors because of toxic fumes. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and other local media for further details or updates.

2017 Shop with a cop, a record number of children participated this year, 62 youngsters🎄

Selena Nickles helps 7-year-old Caesar Hernandez try on shoes at the 10th Annual, Coalition for Kids, "Shopping 4 Others" event held at the Browns Mill Wal-Mart, on Tuesday, 12/12/17. More than 100 local children enjoyed the evening with volunteers from our community to help them shop for needed items, not only for themselves but for others.

❄ From the National Weather Service ❄ Wind chills tonight and early Wednesday morning will drop to zero to 10 degrees above zero across Southwest Virginia and 5 to 15 above zero over the Northern Plateau, northeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina. The cold wind chills may cause frostbite if you are not dressed properly tonight and early Wednesday morning. Make sure kids waiting for the bus to arrive Wednesday morning are dressed for the cold.

Johnson City Police Department Police Officer Examination Registration Comments or questions must be directed to the Human Resources Department of the City of Johnson City, or by calling 423-434-6018 or 423-434-6020. Registration dates: November 27, 2017 – December 29, 2017 Requirements for registering: 21 years of age by January 8, 2018, high school diploma or GED, and not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude other than a minor traffic violation. The Police Department has a tattoo policy. For more information regarding the tattoo policy, inquire with Human Resources. To register, present the following to the Human Resources Department, 601 E. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37601:  $18.00 Non-refundable examination fee (must be paid by 12/29/17); Copies of the following (Copies will not be made for applicants)  City of Johnson City Application for Employment;  Release & Waiver Form (print from;  Birth Certificate;  High School Diploma/GED or Transcript with Graduation Date;  Drivers License;  Social Security Card;  College/University Diploma (if applicable);  Proof of P.O.S.T. Certification (if applicable);  DD-214 for Veterans Credit (if applicable). When registering, a test date and time for the Police Officer Examination will be scheduled. For more information call 423-434-6018 or 423-434-6020. EEO/AA APPLICANTS MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE JCPD’S EEOP UTILIZATION REPORT ON REQUEST.

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SULLIVAN...HAWKINS... WASHINGTON...GREENE...NORTHWESTERN UNICOI AND NORTHEASTERN HAMBLEN COUNTIES UNTIL 1030 PM EST... At 937 PM EST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 7 miles north of Surgoinsville to near Russellville. Movement was east at 50 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Johnson City, Kingsport, Morristown, Bristol Tn, Greeneville, Erwin, Rogersville, Jonesborough, Tusculum, Surgoinsville, Midway, Colonial Heights, Gray, Oak Grove, Russellville, Spurgeon, Walnut Hill, Church Hill, Mount Carmel and Unicoi. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

JCPD officers assisted at the Trunk or Treat October 26th at Memorial Park Community Center

Traffic Crash: "1498 E JACKSON BL; LOWES OF JONESBOROUGH" JBO 1045 18:23

Traffic Crash: "N COMMERCE ST/W MARKET ST" JC 1045 18:24

Felony Arrest of Joshua Allan White

Home Invasion Arrests

Traffic Crash: "VETERANS WY/W MARKET ST" JC 1045 14:25

Traffic Crash: "601 E MAIN ST; JOHNSON CITY CITY OF" JC 1045 13:33


Felony Arrest

Traffic Crash: "1400 BAILEY BRIDGE RD; BLOCK" WC 1045 18:41