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Best Advice To Avoid Shopping Trouble: Keep Packages In Trunk

It is the busiest time of the year for shopping, and the Cookeville Police Department reminds you thieves are busy too. Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said criminals use the crowded shopping centers to their advantage. Theft is the crime most on the rise during the holidays. Leonard said most of these are vehicle burglaries. “Everyone’s out shopping and visiting multiple places ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Department Warn Of Active Phone Scam

The Cookeville Police Department will not call you and demand money or threaten you with arrest if you refuse to pay. The department is asking all residents to keep this in mind, as they have several reports of a scam caller doing just that. The caller is using the name of an actual police department employee. Police said this is ... Read More »

CRMC Foundation Working With Cookeville PD To Increase Breast Cancer Awareness

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is partnering with the Cookeville Police Department to raise awareness and funds for the Pink Ribbon Program throughout October. The police department and Foundation offices are accepting donations for the program, with donations of $20 or more earning donors a pink Cookeville police patch for breast cancer awareness. Foundation Executive Director John Bell said that ... Read More »

Cookeville Hosts K9 Workshop For Departments Across The Nation

Forty police dogs from across the country are in Cookeville this week as part of a K9 workshop. The North American Police Work Dog Association Workshop provides training the dogs need to get their annual K9 certification. The dogs are being certified in explosives, narcotics, patrol, therapy, and search and rescue. “It’s been a great turn out and a great ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Department Seeking Citizens to Help Keep Kids Safe

Cookeville Police Department is looking for citizens ready to help keep kids safe for School Patrol positions. Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said that members of the School Patrol act much like crossing guards. The responsibilities of the School Patrol include helping manage traffic as well as seeing children safely across the street and around vehicles. “But really this is an opportunity ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Department and Willow Bend Farms Offer Human Trafficking Training For Parents

The Upper Cumberland will learn more about the region’s part in the human trafficking issue during a Thursday training. Sarah McKinnis is the CEO of the non-profit Willow Bend Farms which restores victims of Human Trafficking, sexual exploitation, and sexual violence. She will make a presentation sharing facts, resources and tools to help the community prevent human trafficking. “You know ... Read More »

Algood And Cookeville PD Partner For $2M Radio System Upgrade

Algood and Cookeville Police Departments worked together to get an almost $2 million grant for new radio equipment. Algood Police Chief Dale Armour said the P-25 system has been recommended for years for law enforcement and emergency services. Armour said the grant will cover about 121 radio systems across both departments. “So whenever we have any type of mutual aid ... Read More »

Former Cookeville Public Works Employee Arrested For Felony Theft

A former Cookeville Public Works employee has been arrested by the Cookeville Police Department for felony theft. Alan Dwayne Allen was investigated after the city became aware of discrepancies regarding the purchase of vehicle parts in April. After reviewing the questionable invoices and confirming the discrepancies, the incident was reported to the Cookeville Police Department to investigate the potential criminal ... Read More »

Watson the therapy dog serves in the Cookeville Victims Unit, comforting victims through interactions with the justice system.

Therapy Dog Watson brings a grounding presence to the Cookeville Police Department Victims Unit. Victims Service Coordinator Tara Bates said Watson has been with the department since December but only received his certification in March. She said Watson offers physical comfort and a sense of calm to victims. “He will lean into the victim,” Bates said. “He will rest his ... Read More »

CPD Warns Of Increase Car Burglaries Around City, Advises To Secure Valuables

Cookeville Police Department is seeing increased vehicle burglaries around the city. PIO Lieutenant Anthony Leoonard said in 2023 alone they have had 29 cases of vehicles being burglarized. He said the department typically gets an uptick in these types of crimes during this time of year because more people are out and about. “For instance, if you might go to ... Read More »