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Free Child Seat Check In McMinnville Saturday

A free chance to get your child safety seat checked in Warren County Saturday. The McMinnville-Warren County Child Passenger Safety Coalition will be checking seats from Noon until 2pm at McMinnville’s Milner Recreation Center. Local police and other agencies will be on hand to check the security and installation. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office estimates 58 percent of rear-facing car ... 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 »

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 »

Algood Police Hosting Fall Shred To Safely Destroy Sensitive Documents

Algood residents can get rid of sensitive documents like tax documents, and old bills safely Saturday at City Hall. Police Chief Dale Armour said the idea began after discussions with Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler earlier this year. During presentations and classes supporting the Fraud Event for seniors, a shred truck was mentioned. “It’s actually good for everybody,” Armour said. “Anytime a ... 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 »

Police Chief Dale Armour Receives Traffic Safety Award

Algood Police Chief Dale Armour was named the Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s 2021 Director’s Award winner. Armour said the award was for the department’s work addressing citizen traffic concerns. He said as a smaller agency, he went to the Highway Safety Office in search of additional resources. “They were able to provide us with a grant for some overtime so ... Read More »

Crossville PD Receives Two Awards For Enforcement And Awareness

The Crossville Police Department has been recognized by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office with two awards for enforcement and education. Captain Brian Tilley said the department is proud to be honored for impaired driving awareness and seat belt safety. Tilley said enforcement on the road is important, but so is spreading the message of safety. “We reach out to local ... Read More »

Fentress Using State Partner to Focus on Safe Driving

The Fentress County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase roadway safety. Some $10,000 in grant funding is coming to the Fentress County Sheriff’s office to provide more traffic vests, flashlights and overtime pay. Manager for Highway Safety Programs Detective Sergeant Jason Duncan said funding will focus on speeding and its effect on seat belts. ... Read More »

Overton Sheriff Office Awarded $20K Alcohol Grant

The Overton County Sheriff’s Office will be able to expand services toward impaired driving thanks to a $20,000 grant. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office funded the grant. Sheriff John Garrett said the funds have helped the sheriff’s office tremendously. “[It helps] being able to use this grant money for not only training, equipment, but also overtime pay for deputies that ... Read More »

Cookeville PD “Booze It And Lose It” Campaign Starts Friday

Cookeville Police Department will participate in the state’s, “Booze It and Lose It” campaign starting Friday. Increased patrols and checkpoints focused on impaired drivers will run in targeted areas until September 7th. Cookeville Police Captain Bobby Anderson said the message of the campaign is simple. Do not drink and drive. “We partner with the Tennessee Highway Patrol in an effort ... Read More »