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McMinnville Officer Awarded For Work As Child Car Seat Technician

A McMinnville Police Officer honored as the Child Passenger Seat Technician of the Year. Officer Toby Lewis said he won the award for his presence at various car seat safety events put on by the McMinnville Police Department. Lewis said keeping the community and its children safer makes it all worth the effort. “Hopefully they’ll never be involved in a ... Read More »

McMinnville PD Promotes Pedestrian Safety During Busy Fall Season

McMinnville Police Department reminding all of us to keep an eye out for walkers, runners, and those getting out of cars as Pedestrian Safety Month wraps up. McMinnville Patrol Officer Mark Mara said with more citizens outside during the fall, people can often wonder into traffic without drivers noticing. Mara said pedestrians have the right-of-way. “Remember even though you do ... Read More »

McMinnville Residents Can Check Child Safety Seats Saturday and Sunday

The McMinnville Police Department will be doing child passenger seat inspections at St. Catherine Catholic Church on Saturday and Sunday. Patrol Officer Mark Mara said the event is part of an outreach program McMinnville Police are doing as part of Seat Check Saturday, a national campaign. Mara said they can communicate with far more people during outreach rather than doing ... Read More »

McMinnville Police Department Joins Regional “Operation Southern Slow Down”

McMinnville Police Department participates in “Operation Southern Slowdown” this week to further their efforts to reduce speeding-related accidents. They join districts in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina to better prepare officers and spread awareness about the dangers of speeding. McMinnville Patrol Officer Mark Mara said his department has run independent campaigns in past years before joining the multistate initiative. ... Read More »

McMinnville Police Department Accepting Applications for Teen Police Academy

McMinnville Police Department will offer its first Teen Police Academy in July. Detective Sergeant Eddie Colwell said the program developed from a combination of job shadowing and interaction with Motlow State students. He said a lot of teens are curious about police procedure. “We are hoping to be more involved with the kids to show them we aren’t the bad ... Read More »

Warren Co. Missing Woman Found In Michigan After Creating Impression Of Potential Kidnapping

A Warren County woman reported missing last week was found Friday afternoon in Flint, Michigan. 36-year-old Jennifer Mayfield was originally reported missing under potentially suspicious circumstances. McMinnville Police Detective Katelyn Cannon said Mayfield’s roommate arrived home and had found the backdoor open with blood on the countertop. Cannon said after investigating several leads, they received a tip that Mayfield had ... Read More »

Upgraded UC Police Presence Expected For St. Patrick’s Day

Several Upper Cumberland agencies will increase patrols for St. Patrick’s Day. McMinnville Police Department Master Patrol Officer Andy Aguilar said an upgraded police presence will be out Thursday to ensure driver safety. “We encourage safe St. Patrick’s Day celebrations,” Aguilar said. “Our biggest recommendation is to have a game plan before you go out and celebrate. Whether that be a ... Read More »

McMinnville PD Says Citation Management Software Aids In Efficiency

McMinnville Police Department said that using Courtware Government Software Solutions has made their day-to-day operations much smoother. The city of Algood approved a license agreement to begin using the software at its meeting Tuesday. McMinnville Lieutenant Ben Davis said that the citation management system controls where citations come in and whether it needs to go to municipal or general courts. ... Read More »

Joint Efforts By Warren Sheriff’s Dept., McMinnville PD, And McMinnville FD Receive TN Highway Safety Award

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office awarded Warren County the award for Tennessee’s Child Passenger Safety Fitting Station of the Year. The work was a partnership between the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, McMinnville Police, and McMinnville Fire. Police Lieutenant Mark Mara said that they received the award for their commitment to child passenger safety during the pandemic. “What we had done ... Read More »

McMinnville PD Hosting Car Seat Inspection Event

McMinnville Police Department is hosting another child passenger seat inspection day this Saturday. The event is set up Lieutenant Mark Mara said the event sees some 60 to 70 percent of car seats installed incorrectly. “The most common mistake that they make is one they don’t have enough time to do it correctly,” Mara said. “And number two is they’re ... Read More »