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SPD Announces SAFE Campaign Participation

Posted 01-17-18 

The Sevierville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its fifth annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout local communities across Tennessee. The SAFE campaign begins February 1, 2018, and concludes August 1, 2018.

“In Tennessee, about 50% of traffic fatalities each year are unbelted,” said SPD Chief Don Myers. “This just isn’t acceptable. Please help save lives by ensuring that you, your children, family and friends use their seatbelts and child safety seats every time you travel.”

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SPD Chief Don Myers Announces Retirement

Posted 01-10-18

City of Sevierville Police Department Chief Don Myers recently announced his retirement after working almost 40 years at the City. His last day of employment will be March 30, 2018.

Chief Myers began working for the City’s Water Department in 1978 and moved to the Police Department in 1984 as a Patrol Officer. He moved up through the ranks at the department and was appointed Chief of Police in 2002.

“Chief Myers has been an important part of the City’s backbone for years and one of the reasons for our success,” said Sevierville Mayor Bryan Atchley.

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Police Department Schedules Rape Aggression Defense Class

Posted 01-09-18

The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a 9-hour Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class for women on February 1, 8 and 15 from 6PM-9PM. Participants must attend all classes; no make-up classes will be available. The first class will be held at the Sevierville Police Department and the remaining two classes will be held at the Sevierville Civic Center. The class is free of charge and is open to all interested women (limited to 15 participants). The purpose of the class is to develop and enhance self-defense options, so they may become viable considerations to a woman if she is attacked.

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New Four-Way Stop on Middle Creek Road

Posted 12-13-17

Please note: previous information released stated that the new four-way stop would be in effect beginning Wednesday, December 13. However, forecasted weather conditions make it more advantageous to install stop bars at the intersection Thursday morning.

On December 14, drivers passing through the Middle Creek Road/Ernest McMahan Road/Fox Meadows Blvd. intersection will stop and take notice-literally-of a new four-way stop. City staff have studied this intersection, looking for ways to make it more efficient and safe.

A recent independent warrant analysis by our consultant traffic engineering firm recommended the best approach would be to install a four-way stop. Installation of traffic signals was also considered, however the analysis showed that traffic volumes were too low to justify that option. The four-way stop is expected to improve traffic flow and safety.

As Winter Weather Approaches, Sevierville Has a Plan

Posted 12-05-17

Whenever weather forecasts indicate the possibility of a snow or ice event, the Sevierville Public Works Department staff is ready to do their best to keep your City roads clear and usable.

To complete this often arduous task, the City has a winter weather plan in place and ready for activation when needed.

Pretreatment of roadways with salt brine.
When conditions are favorable prior to a forecasted snow/ice event, salt brine is often used to pretreat roadways. Salt brine is a liquefied mixture of salt and water. The City uses several trucks outfitted with large tanks (500 or 1,500 gallons) to spread the salt brine before the snow and/or ice is falling. The salt brine will dry and adhere to the road surface and generate heat during the event to help melt the snow/ice before it can accumulate during the early part of the snowfall.

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Bob Stahlke, Public Information Officer

300 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500
Phone: 865.453.5506