Chipley Police Department

  • Agency: Chipley Police Department
  • Address: 1430 Jackson Ave, Chipley, 32428 FL
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Phone: 850-638-6310
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Chipley Police Department is located at 1430 Jackson Ave, Chipley, 32428 FL. The Chipley Police Department phone number is 850-638-6310.

Chipley Police Department News

Chief Scott Thompson participated in the Roulhac Middle School Veterans Day Celebration. As a veteran of the United States Air-force, Chief Thompson and the Chipley Police Department would like to thank all the men and women who have served in the military.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Hurricane Michael. For the latest closures and updates, travelers can access Florida’s 511 service from cell phones, landlines and online at www.FL511.com. For more information, follow FDOT on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL. www.dot.state.fl.us http://www.fl511.com/

For safety precautions, the City of Chipley Police Department is asking all City residents and businesses to prepare for Hurricane Michael by removing and/or securing all: • Temporary yard signs • Lawn décor • Patio furniture • Any loose debris • Trash cans If you or someone you know has placed political signs in the right of way, please contact code enforcement after the storm to retrieve your signs. Thank you and remember there are a lot of people out on the roads right now, please be cautious and stay safe! Assist your neighbors when possible. Chief Scott Thompson

Washington County Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday and Thursday.

PRESS RELEASE On the 9/26/2018, Officers of the Chipley Police Department during routine patrol observed suspicious behavior in the down town area which resulted in the arrest of two Graceville women. A Chipley Police Department Officer observed a vehicle behind a downtown business on 9/26/2018 at approximately 11:30pm, and observed individuals outside the vehicle. Responding to previous complaints of theft in the area the Officer made contact with the individuals to determine their purpose in the area. During the course of the investigation, one individual Kathie D. Birge, 47, of Graceville fled from the area and was later located by assisting deputies and placed under arrest for loitering and prowling. The second individual Zola L. Slater, 34, of Graceville was placed under arrest for Driving while License Suspended or Revoked. The continued investigation located approximately 8 grams of illegal narcotics in the vehicle following an alert by K-9 Stryker. Both Birge and Slater were transported to the Washington County jail where they were charged with the following: Kathie D. Birge Possession with intent to sell Legend Drug Obstruction without Violence Loitering and Prowling Possess of Methamphetamine with intent To Sell, Manufacture, or Deliver Possession of Cocaine Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription Possession of Marijuana Possession of Narcotics Equipment Zola L. Slater DWLSR Possession with intent to sell Legend Drug Possess of Methamphetamine with intent To Sell, Manufacture, or Deliver Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription Possession of Marijuana Possession of Narcotics Equipment

PRESS RELEASE On the 9/20/2018, The Chipley Police Department assisted the Florida Department of Correction State Probation Office in the search of a residence that resulted in the arrest of two individuals on State Probation. Angela K. Anderson, 44, of Chipley and Rodney G. Anderson, 44, of Chipley were arrested following a Probation search at the residence of 856 2nd Street in Chipley, Florida. During the search, investigators found glass pipes containing methamphetamine, several small bags containing meth residue, digital scales, marijuana smoking pipes, a small bag of marijuana and marijuana blunt and a box of live shotgun shells. Both suspects are currently on state probation for past drug and DWLSR charges. Both Angela and Rodney Anderson were taken into custody on scene and charged with the following: Violation of Probation Felon in Possession of Ammunition Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams Drug Paraphernalia Chief Thompson would like to thank both the community for their keen awareness of suspicious behavior and reporting it to officials and the State Probation Office for their assistance.

Rosalyn's Love made it to Chipley!! This young lady is traveling around showing support and appreciation to those who have dedicated their lives to serve and protect. She has made it to 35 states so far. Look at the smiles on those faces💙

PRESS RELEASE On, Friday, August 10, 2018, Officers of the Chipley Police Department responded to a tip in the area of the Florida Panhandle Technical College regarding a subject whom was reportedly brandishing a firearm from a white Toyota 4dr. car. Officers located a white car on Hoyt Street at a residence with a male driver that matched the description given in the tip. Officers made contact with the subject, who was identified as Caden J. George, 18, of Graceville, who made statements to the officers that lead them to believe that there were illegal or dangerous items in the vehicle. Officers subsequently conducted a search of the vehicle. The search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a several bags of marijuana totaling approximately ½ lb., digital scales and two firearms. George was arrested and charged with the following charges: - Carrying a Concealed Firearm - Display of Firearm during the commission of a Felony - Possession of Marijuana w/ intent to sell within 1000 ft of a school - Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams - Possession of Narcotics Equipment Chief Thompson would like to encourage anyone with information regarding illegal activity to contact the Chipley Police Department at (850)638-6310 or Crime Stoppers at (850)638-TIPS.

Six year veteran of the Chipley Police Department, Investigator Levi Yohn, worked his last shift as an officer with the department today. Yohn has excepted a Deputies position with the Washington County Sheriffs Office. We wish Levi luck in his new endeavor. Congratulations Deputy Yohn.

Chipley P.D. hard at work this rainy morning. Good job Sgt. Demaree, Photos courtesy of Scott Joiner

A-1 Heating and Air has done it again! Thank you all so much for surprising us with lunch and snacks!

On Sunday Evening, at approximately 10:00 pm an Officer with the Chipley Police Department conducted a traffic stop of Dark colored sedan at the intersection of 4th Street and South Blvd for not having a tag displayed. The officer made contact with the driver, who was identified as Sebastian Tillery, 25, of Ozark, Alabama. Upon further investigation it was determined that the driver’s mother had previously removed the tag and proof of insurance from the vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop the officer requested the assistance of a K-9 unit who arrived on scene and conducted a sniff of the vehicle and subsequently gave an alert for the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle resulted in the location of a pill bottle with no label that contained two types of controlled narcotics (Hydrocodone and Zolpidem) as well as two partially burnt Marijuana cigarettes. Tillery was placed under arrest and booked on the following charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance without a prescription (2 counts) Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams Chief Thompson, “encourages anyone with information regarding illegal activity to contact the Chipley Police Department at (850)638-6310 or Crime Stoppers at (850)638-TIPS.

The Chipley Police Department announces the arrest of Jason E. Turnage, 41, of Wausau, Florida following a traffic stop conducted on Friday, June 1st. Officers of the Chipley Police Department conducted a stop of Blue Dodge Truck for various equipment violations on Hwy 77. The Officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Turnage. Based on the nervous actions made by the driver a K-9 Unit was requested to the scene and subsequently gave an alert for the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle was conducted where officers located drugs consisting of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. In addition to locating drugs in a backpack officers also located a loaded pistol in proximity to the location of drugs. Turnage was charged with the following: Possession of a control substance without a prescription (methamphetamine) Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams Possession of Narcotics Equipment Possession or use of a Weapon in commission of a Felony Chief Thompson, “encourages anyone with information regarding illegal activity to contact the Chipley Police Department at (850)638-6310 or contact Crime Stoppers at 850-638-TIPS.”

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Washington County Drug Task Force which consist of the Chipley Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a narcotics related search warrant at the address of 722 Peach Street, Chipley Florida. The search warrant was a result of a several week investigation into the dealing of narcotics in the Chipley area. Sheriff Kevin Crews stated, “Collaboration between agencies lead to the successful investigation removing drug dealers from the streets.” At approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the Drug Task Force executed the search warrant finding one person inside the residence, Laticia Jones, 28, of Chipley. Jones was found to have an active arrest warrant from Washington County for Aggravated Assault, Burglary and Battery. A search of the residence resulted in the discovery of an amount of crack cocaine packaged for sell, Marijuana, Paraphernalia, and prescription drugs. Charges stemming from the search warrant include Jones (arrested) and Jacques Jett who is being sought by authorities for drug related warrants. Jacques Jett, 20, of Chipley Active Warrants: Possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute Possession of Marijuana Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Child Neglect w/o great bodily harm Laticia Jones, 28, of Chipley Possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute Possession of Marijuana Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Controlled Substance Child Neglect w/o great bodily harm In addition to drug charges both subjects have been charged with one count each of Child Neglect without great bodily harm. These charges are based off the dangers to children in the home from the proximity and availability of narcotics found in the residence. Chief Scott Thompson stated, “We will continue to confront drug dealers through active and aggressive investigations to rid our communities of illegal narcotics. The true victims are those who have no choice, the children.” We are actively seeking Jacques Jett for charges related to this incident. If anyone has any information regarding his location or other illegal activities please call the Chipley Police Department at 850-638-6310.