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Nashville Chief: "Our City Needs More Police Officers"

The chief of the Nashville Metro Police Department took to Twitter late last week to plead for citizens to thank a police officer, appreciate the difficulty of their jobs, and understand that despite being fewer in numbers officers are being asked to do more and more every day.

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Tennessee Department: Get Drunk on Our Tab to Help Out DUI Training

Coopertown Police Department is seeking six volunteers to drink alcohol of their choosing in an effort to help the department with a day of DUI training.

Nashville Police Pulling Harassed SROs from Schools

Two of the most troubled schools in Nashville, Tennessee will soon be without school resource officers after those SROs reported being verbally harassed on a daily basis.

Nashville Public Safety Agencies Face Cuts Even as Population Grows

The first responders—police, sheriff, and fire—in the largest city in Tennessee have been asked to tighten their budgetary belts despite the fact that the region is growing in population.

Video: Retiring Tennessee Officer Makes Final Radio Call to Dispatcher Daughter

After 25 years of service with the Chattanooga Police Department, Officer Austin Garrett signed off for the final time on Friday. Austin's daughter, Haley, was the Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications District Dispatcher on the other end of that emotional call.

Tennessee Girl Scout Troop Gives Department HQ a Makeover

Young women from Girl Scout Troop 1785 in Nolensville, TN labored for a year in an effort to give that city's police headquarters building a much needed makeover.

Tennessee Man Fleeing Police Arrested for Striking Officer with Vehicle

A man who was fleeing officers with the Knoxville (TN) Police Department has been arrested and now faces a host of charges after he reportedly struck an officer with his vehicle.

Rookie College Campus Officer Makes Big Marijuana Arrest in Tennessee

An officer with the Middle Tennessee State University Police Department is making the most of her time while most of the students have vacated campus for winter break. Officer Katelynn Adams seized 14 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Tennessee Department Launches New Mobile App to Connect with Citizens

The Elizabethton (TN) Police Department has launched a new smartphone app allowing residents to view alerts and submit anonymous tips to the agency.

Tennessee Officer Attacked in November Nearer to Returning to Duty

Officer B.K. Hardin of the Knoxville (TN) Police Department was directing traffic on a Saturday in late November when an unknown assailant ambushed him with a strike to the head with a blunt object—possibly a hammer or tire iron—severely injuring him.