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Andy Dossett, Chief of Police


Eric Thomas, Deputy Chief
Phone: 865-475-2002
Fax: 865-475-4794

Mission Statement

 It is the mission of the Jefferson City Police Department to enhance the overall quality of life for those we serve by establishing and maintaining solid community partnerships, protecting life and property, and enforcing laws as prescribed by the Constitutions of this great State and Nation.  We will accomplish this through and by solid ethical practices and standards, progressive policies and training, and common-sense policing.

“Integrity, Service, & Commitment”

To Report an Emergency – Call 911
For Non-Emergencies – Call 865-475-2002
Traffic Citations

If you receive a traffic citation in Jefferson City, there are several ways to resolve it if you are 18 years old or older. Citations must be resolved on or before the court date to avoid progressive late fees.
Jefferson City’s City Court handles class C misdemeanor traffic violations. You may resolve or contest a traffic citation by appearing before the Court at the date/time printed on the citation.
To pay a citation in person, visit the Jefferson City Police Department at 100 City Center Drive. To pay a citation by mail, mail the citation and payment (money orders or cashier checks only) to PO Box 530 Jefferson City, TN 37760 with Jefferson City Police Department in the attention line. You can also pay your ticket online with a credit or debit card.
Patrol Division

Captain Joe West, Patrol Division Commander

The purpose of the Patrol Division is to prevent and deter criminal activity operations and to provide day-to-day police service to the Jefferson City community. Because the scope of this work is so massive, we use a variety police cruisers, motorcycles, and other vehicles to respond to calls.
The Patrol Division is responsible for maintaining order and solving problems in the community, which means these officers must be knowledgeable and proficient in a variety of subject areas and tasks. Uniformed officers are highly trained in recognizing both neighborhood concerns and criminal activity. These officers are the most visible symbols of city service that make up the foundations on which other police services are delivered.
Criminal Investigation Division

Captain Richard Mitchem, Criminal Investigations Division Commander
The Criminal Investigation Division performs the investigative functions of the Jefferson City Police Department. Members of this Division respond to crime scenes, answer citizen complaints, and investigate cases from the Patrol Division. The Division conducts interviews and lawful searches during investigations to gather information and evidence that is useful for reconstructing the occurrence or circumstances of an illegal act. Investigators may apprehend offenders, recover stolen property, prepare cases for court prosecutions, and present evidence in court cases.
Animal Control

The Jefferson City Police Department handles Animal Control for the community. We deal with cases involving stray animals, cruelty, abuse, and bites. If you have a complaint or would like to report a stray animal in Jefferson City, call the Jefferson City Police Department’s non-emergency line at 865-475-2002.


The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program exists to improve the quality of law enforcement agencies in the State of Tennessee and ultimately the quality of services provided to the citizens of Tennessee. The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program was created under the direction and authority of the Tennessee Association Chiefs of Police which supports and endorses the continued improvement of law enforcement and emergency communications services by establishing professional standards of accountability, management, and operations.

The JCPD was first awarded accreditation on April 3, 2019, and again on February 2, 2022.  A TLEA on-site evaluation is conducted every three years to determine if the agency is current and in compliance with all 164 standards.


Deana Williamson, Accreditation Manager

Leave an Anonymous Tip

If you experience or see an emergency or an in-progress crime, call 911 immediately. To advise the Jefferson City Police Department of criminal activity that is not an emergency, you can anonymously submit a tip using the space below.


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See up-to-date data about where local crimes have occurred. Follow the link below to view the crime map of Jefferson City as reported by the Jefferson City Police Department.