Sevierville Police Department

It is with great honor and pride that we welcome you to the Sevierville Police Department web site.  The men and women of the Department are here to help you in whatever way possible.  We are here to serve the community and provide an environment conducive to the highest quality of life possible.  We are courteous, professional, and proactive in our duties.  It is our hope that this area will meet all your needs. However, if there is any occasion that you need police assistance you can trust that the Sevierville Police Department will try, in all respects, to help you in whatever way possible.  If you have recently visited our great City and/or you have any questions or comments please relate them to us either by phone or e-mail.

About Our Department
What We Do
City Court
What We Believe
Safety Tips

Sevierville Police Department Community Resources Handbook

 


About Our Department

The Sevierville Police Department was formed by an act of City Council. The City is a Board of Mayor and Aldermen, home rule form of government, wherein the Chief of Police is appointed by the City Administrator. The Police Department currently serves over 12,000 permanent residents and more than 12,000,000 visitors annually. The City covers approximately 22 square miles and has about 169 miles of roadways.

The Police Department has 58 sworn officers and 12 non-sworn support personnel. The Department is organized into two divisions that work in concert to serve the community:

  • The Patrol Division is comprised of three main shifts and a mid-watch.

  • The Operational Support Division consists of three components. The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for follow-up and investigation of all crimes that occur in the City. Dispatchers are responsible for answering and distributing all calls for service to police officers. Records personnel are responsible for gathering, organizing, distributing, and entering records information into the central records system.

  • SPD Organization Chart

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    What We Do

    The Sevierville Police Department serves the citizens of the City of Sevierville by performing law enforcement functions in a professional manner, and it is to these citizens that we are ultimately responsible.  The department protects the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace.  An urban society, free from crime and disorder, remains an unachieved ideal: nevertheless, consistent with the values of a free society, it is the primary objective of the Sevierville Police Department to enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.

    We handle calls of every type and meet individuals from every imaginable place.  It is our job, duty, and pleasure to do everything within the bounds of our powers to see that this is a safe community.  If you come in contact with our department we pledge that we will endeavor in all cases to do the right thing to insure that you are treated in a fair and consistent manner.

    We handle simple calls such as the animal in the tree to robberies and murders.  If you call us we will respond in a timely manner and try to assist you in any way possible.  If you have an incident or traffic accident we will make a report, investigate your incident or  accident, and make every effort to see that this otherwise difficult situations is resolved as soon as possible, and with as little upset as absolutely necessary.  If you have a dispute with anyone we will make every effort to see that all parties are protected and treated properly, and take the necessary action to see that the best interests of the laws and all persons are served.  We must act within the confines of the law and the ordinances of the City of Sevierville.  While acting within these confines we will make every effort to assist you fairly, courteously, and properly.

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    City Court

    The City of Sevierville holds municipal court on the first three Tuesdays of each month. Court is held at 2:00p.m. at the Sevierville Civic Center located at 130 Gary Wade Boulevard.

    There is a statewide program for most first time traffic offenders called Pre-Trial Diversion. Defendants who choose this program are required to pay court cost of $50.00 and are placed on a six month probation in the state of Tennessee. The citation is dismissed if no other citations are received by the defendant within the probation period.

    A defendant may choose to attend a defensive driving course to prevent a citation from being placed on his/her driving record. The defendant is required to pay court cost of $50, attend a driving school, and provide a certificate from the class within two months of the court date.

    For more information regarding municipal court please contact the Sevierville City Court Clerk at 865.453.5506.

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    What We Believe

    We believe it is our responsibility to provide the highest quality service possible and be an efficient unit to the citizens, visitors, business community, and anyone in need of our services in the City of Sevierville.

    We will be courteous, professional, proactive in our duties, answer calls promptly, and do the right thing in all circumstances.  Our efforts must reach out to every person without any reservation of service.  We are responsible to the community in which we live and work, therefore, we must be good citizens, compassionate and understanding, support good works and charities, and rise to meet the needs of our neighbors.

    We must always demand the highest standards, provide the highest quality service, yet always remain humble.   Ours is a high calling that does not always pay the most, receive the greatest praise, or even often a simple thanks.  Yet, for us it is a responsibility for which we strive to uphold and continue in the finest traditions of the Sevierville Police Department.

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    Safety Tips

    • When away leave some lights on or use timers. 

    • Trim hedges or shrubbery away from windows and doors. 

    • If you are away on vacation have someone to pick up your mail and check your house. 

    • Be sure that your house is adequately lighted outside. 

    • Be a good neighbor. 

    • Keep valuables out of sight. 

    • Report any suspicious behavior. 

    • Don’t give access to your house to anyone you do not know and trust. 

    • Clearly mark your residence for emergency personnel. 

    • Mark all of your personal property with identification numbers.

    • Call the Police Department for more information on this and other topics.

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    Victim Witness Resources

    Domestic Violence Victim's Rights