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Jury Selection Process Moving To Cookeville Police Department

Putnam County jury selection will move to the Cookeville Police Department effective Monday, as parking issues at the Putnam County Justice Center have caused complications. Chief Deputy Clerk Celena Bradley said due to limited parking, potential jurors have been forced to park in front of local businesses during jury selection. Bradley said on jury selection days, Clerk’s Office staff and ... Read More »

Police & Responders Being Trained On Mental Health

Cookeville Police and First Responders are being trained to improve the outcomes of encounters with people suffering from behavioral health issues. Sergeant Mike Herrick said during the 40-hour training, community resources like Volunteer Behavioral Health and UCHRA educate officers on the help available. Herrick said many of the people the police force deals with regularly struggle with mental health issues. ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Performing Extra Patrols During Super Bowl

The Cookeville Police Department will partner with The Tennessee Highway Safety Office to perform saturation patrols throughout the Super Bowl. Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said extra officers will be on the streets watching closely for drivers showing any signs that they are impaired. He said drunk driving is common year-round, but can be particularly common around big events. “To win a ... Read More »

Five Cookeville Police Officers Receive Life-Saving Medals

Five Cookeville Police Officers received life-saving medals for work in saving a driver who a suffered cardiac event last August. Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans said the man crashed his vehicle while driving on North Washington Avenue. Evans said officers responded and administered CPR and deployed an AED. “Of course, our officers, just by virtue of the fact that they’re ... Read More »

Police Chief Celebrating 40 Years Of Law Enforcement Service To Cookeville

Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans has spent more than 40 years serving the Cookeville community. Evans started with the department in August 1983 and became chief in 2013. Evans said the quality of not only his job, but his life revolves around community and the people he is surrounded by. Evans said his career has been, in a word, blessed. ... Read More »

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 »