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Police/Fire

  • HPD stepping up DUI enforcement

    Harriman Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to step up DUI enforcement through Sept. 7, surrounding the Labor Day holiday.

    The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving.

    Tennessee experienced 6,645 known alcohol-related crashes in 2014.

    That equates to an average of 18 people each day making the decision to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking.

  • Buckle up for safety — and it’s the law

    As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the Roane County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to buckle up.

    Beginning May 18, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2015 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.

    “As we kick-off the busy summer driving season, it is critical that everyone buckles up every time they go out, day and night — no excuses,” said Sheriff Jack Stockton.

  • Roane County E-911: April Dispatches
  • THP sobriety, safety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct sobriety, driver’s license and seat belt roadside safety checkpoints on Roane County roads in April.

    A sobriety roadside safety checkpoint is planned for the week of April 5 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge in Kingston.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

  • Don’t buckle up? Rockwood police are looking for you

    Rockwood Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for the 2015 Seatbelts Are for Everyone campaign.

    The SAFE campaign is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee.

    “The RPD will be watching for seatbelt violations and will be practicing a zero-tolerance approach as we help lower the number of traffic crash fatalities across the state and make our roadways safer for our citizens,” said Brad Collins, a patrolman with Rockwood Police Department.

  • Harriman officer among academy graduates

    Sarah Moore of Harriman Police Department was among the 22 recruits who recently graduated from Blount County Sheriff’s Office’s 11th Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

    Moore and her fellow graduates represented nine different law enforcement agencies from East Tennessee and beyond.

    During the 11-week course, Moore and the 21 other graduates underwent 443 hours of intense law enforcement training.

  • THP sobriety, safety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct sobriety, driver’s license and seat belt roadside safety checkpoints on Roane County roads in January.

    A sobriety roadside safety checkpoint is planned for the week of Jan. 4 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    Sobriety roadside checkpoints are conducted to ensure the safety of all motorists and to remove impaired drivers from the state’s roadways.

  • OS police officers now wearing body cameras

    Oliver Springs Police Department recently purchased body-worn video systems — or body cameras — and the small cameras are now part of each officer’s uniform in the town.

    The FirstVu HDs from Kansas City-based Digital Ally include 1-inch cameras and 2.5-by-4-inch DVRs that can be worn in a variety of locations.

    Body cameras have garnered a great deal of attention because of several high profile officer-involved shootings across the U.S.

  • Kingston firefighters graduate from academy

    Three Kingston Fire Department firefighters were among the seven graduates of Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department’s third fire academy.

    Taking part in the ceremony are, from left, Andersonville Assistant Chief and assistant academy trainer Del Kennedy; graduates Josh Lentz and Alex Holland, both of Kingston; and Dylan Farmer, Andersonville; lead Andersonville academy trainer, Lt. Caleb Tuell; and graduates Christie Legendre, Kingston, Zack Williams, Michael Mocsari and Kelly Keebler, all of Andersonville.

  • Authorities report traffic cam scam

    Oak Ridge Police Department is warning the public about a new email scheme involving cameras posted at intersections in the
    city.

    “Violations are never sent via the Internet,” said Oak Ridge Police Chief James Akagi. “These emails are a scam, and recipients should immediately delete the e-mail from their inbox and not click on any hyperlinks.”

    Akagi said the fraudulent emails are sent from redlight@photonotice.com, with “Redlight” in the subject line.