Martin Police Department

  • Agency: Martin Police Department
  • Address: 101 University St, Martin, 38237 TN
  • Chief: David Moore (Chief of Police)
Phone: (731) 587-5355

Martin Police Department is located at 101 University St, Martin, 38237 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is David Moore. The Martin Police Department phone number is (731) 587-5355.

Martin Police Department News

Congratulations to our own Patrol Captain Eric Reed!!!!!! Voted as the 2017 Best Law Enforcement Officer in Weakley County!!! Way to go Captain Reed!!!!!!!!!😀

The Martin Police Department has been actively investigating a homicide that was discovered on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at approx. 9:13 am. Mrs. Barbara J. Higgs was discovered deceased inside of her residence located at 146 Brooks Drive, Martin, TN. At that time, a law enforcement BOLO was issued for a person of interest, her husband, Eric D. Higgs, also of 146 Brooks Drive in Martin. Upon further investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Higgs for the charge of Second Degree Murder on Friday, October 27, 2017. According to John Champion, the District Attorney for DeSoto County, Mississippi, on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at approx. 2:50 pm, officers from Hernando Police Department made contact with Mr. Higgs’ vehicle after receiving information from DeSoto County that he was on I-55 traveling their direction. Hernando P.D. officers attempted to stop Mr. Higgs’ vehicle and he failed to stop and fled. During this pursuit, Mr. Higgs’ vehicle crossed the median and traveled some distance towards oncoming traffic at speeds of 120 mph. The suspect vehicle struck a tractor trailer and wrecked out in the median of I-55. At this point, officers from multiple Mississippi agencies attempted to negotiate with the driver. Negotiations were unsuccessful and the driver was killed by gunfire. The driver of the vehicle was later positively identified as Eric D. Higgs. The officer involved shooting is still under investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

The Martin Police Department has been actively investigating a homicide that was discovered on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at approx. 9:13 am. Mrs. Barbara J. Higgs was discovered deceased inside of her residence located at 146 Brooks Drive, Martin, TN. At that time, a law enforcement BOLO was issued for a person of interest, her husband, Eric D. Higgs, also of 146 Brooks Drive in Martin. On Sunday, October 29, 2017 at approx. 3:53 pm, Martin Police Department received information that the Higgs subject may have been located in Mississippi and been involved in a police pursuit and an officer involved shooting. Currently, the Martin Police Department is awaiting an official statement from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation regarding the details of this incident. When that information is obtained by the Martin Police Department, we will be releasing a written press release in regards to this situation.

Update to previous post about Brooks Dr. homicide investigation: Victim has been identified as Barbara J. Higgs, 48 of 146 Brooks Dr., Martin, TN. MPD officers located her deceased inside of her residence after performing a welfare check on her because she was not a work this morning. Officers arrived on scene at 9:13 am. Investigation continues. Any information about this incident or the whereabouts of Mr. Eric D. Higgs can be forwarded to Martin Police Department at (731)587-5355 or CrimeStoppers at (731)587-2611.

Martin Police Department is investigating a homicide that has been discovered at 146 Brooks Drive in Martin, TN involving one victim. A request has been issued for law enforcement to be on the lookout for a person of interest and a vehicle that he may be traveling in. Subjects name is Eric D. Higgs, BM, 46 years of age, 6’2” tall, weighing approx. 200 lbs., brown eyes and black hair. He is possibly driving a 2016 Audi A3 sedan, white in color, bearing TN tag # 0G70H1. Any information can be forwarded to Martin Police Department at (731)587-5355 or CrimeStoppers at (731)587-2611. Mr. Higgs is pictured below.

The Martin Police Department and the Martin Fire Department joined forces at Family Fun Night at the Martin Elementary School and provided a child fingerprinting booth. Thanks to Martin Fire for helping us out with this event. Pictured from right to left: SRO Aaron Carter, FF Keith Newton, FF John Mitchell and MFD Lt. Freddie Winstead. Great job guys!!!!!!😀

The Martin Police Department would like to announce that two of our officers, Ptl. Scott Diehl and Ptl. Trae Vaughn recently completed the Crash Reconstruction Course. This is a mathematically intensive course that consists of three two-week courses. This is a very difficult and prestigious achievement for both officers. We are proud of both of them and they now join three other current members of Martin Police Department’s crash reconstruction team. Great job guys!!!!!!😀 Pictured from left to right: Vaughn/Diehl.

Check out this link for some early Halloween Safety Info!!!

Martin Police Dept. SRO Jimmy Brown sharing D.A.R.E. information and helping the UTM Criminal Justice Society with child identification kits at 2017 UTM Homecoming Quad City!!! Way to go Jimmy!!!!!!!!😀

Martin Police Department will be participating in a drug take back day. Come to Tennova Healthcare in Martin and drop off unwanted medicines. No needles or liquids please.

Martin Police Department would like to congratulate Lt. James Hatler on his graduation from the TBI State Academy on October 5, 2017. Lt. Hatler is with the M.P.D. Criminal Investigations Unit and was selected to attend this academy out of hundreds of candidates from across the state. The TBI State Academy was created as a professional and prestigious training ground for Tennessee law enforcement officers who long for the opportunity to expand their education and training in the criminal justice field. The TBI State Academy was developed with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's origin, tradition, and mission in mind, and is geared toward advancing techniques, science, and strategy for the law enforcement community. It is a five-day-a-week commitment for six weeks and includes leadership courses, constitutional law, communications intelligence, financial investigations, and undercover investigations.


Don't forget National Night Out next week on Tuesday, October 3rd!!!! Hours are 4:30-8:30 pm. Pick a neighborhood cookout near you and fellowship with your neighbors in an effort to reduce criminal activity in your part of Martin!!!!!!! See you there!!!😃

Recently, Weakley County Emergency Management members presented trauma packs to be divided among each Weakley County School as part of an ongoing project to better equip our schools to handle emergency situations. These packs will be placed throughout all Weakley County Schools for use in the event of an emergency. Pictured are left to right, Lorna Benson, Brian Allen, Beth Kempton, SRO Jason Arant, Dustin Kemp and Jamison Peevyhouse.

Big thanks to all of our Citizen's Police Academy Volunteers, civilian employees and officers for all of the hours of hard work and dedication on another successful and safe TN Soybean Festival!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martin Police Department was very excited and humbled to be a part of the "Walmart Heart" drivers fundraiser for Brinley "Brin" Grace King and her family from Dresden, TN on Saturday!!!! M.P.D. joined the Walmart folks, Weakley County Sheriff's Office, Martin Fire Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to escort Brin to Martin Walmart for her event!!!!!!!! Good luck and keep up your fight against leukemia!!!!!!

Big thanks to Clint Riley and the crew at Pecan Grove Bed and Breakfast for the awesome food and hospitality at the TN Soybean Festival Heroes Supper!!!! You guys rock!!!!!

Hope everyone has a happy Labor Day with family and friends!!

Lt. Mike Wenz and Ptl. Garrett Grady representing M.P.D. Bike Unit at the bicycle rodeo to start off the Soybean Festival!!!!!

SRO Aaron Carter's last bus safety class!!! Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes all attended bus safety classes to help ensure safety for all of our school children that travel by bus. Thanks Officer Aaron and now everyone will be getting ready for Halloween Safety next!!!!!

National Night Out: a great chance to team up with neighbors Tuesday October 3rd from 4:30-8:00 pm is National Night Out, which is billed as a national crime and drug prevention event, but it's much more. It's also a great chance to meet those who we may wave to every day without ever knowing their names. Neighborhoods throughout Martin will be participating, I encourage you to find your local group and join in. The National Association of Town Watch, the main national sponsor of the event, describes it as “an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation.” Local law enforcement, who are co-sponsoring the event, see it as a great display of community involvement and support. “This is an opportunity for Martin to stand together as a community and show its intolerance for drugs and crime in the community,” said Martin Police Chief Don Teal. “The National Night Event highlights the importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer town.” From 4:30 to 8 p.m. residents are asked to open their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. “Whether in an organized Neighborhood Watch Program or not, I would like for the whole town to participate by turning on their porch light in support of this crime prevention effort,” said Martin Police Assist. Chief Phillip Fuqua. For any questions, please contact Assist. Chief Phillip Fuqua at 731-587-5355 ext. 241 or by e-mail at Neighborhoods participating this year are Mellow Lane, Meadowbrook Drive, Fonville St., Warren Drive, Martin Housing Authority and Fieldcrest Drive. Again, we encourage everyone to find your neighborhood event and participate. Enjoy the evening. Assistant Chief Phillip Fuqua

Had a great CPA Alumni meeting last night!!! Learned about the dangers of fentanyl with Inv. Drew Vernon and started discussing Soybean Festival CPA plans!!!!!!

Citizen's Police Academy Appreciation Luncheon - city courtroom for all past attendees of the Martin Police Department Citizen's Police Academy and their families.