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Police/Fire

  • 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.

  • 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 February.

    A driver’s license safety checkpoint is planned during the week of Feb. 1 on Pansy Hill Road at Swan Pond Road, Harriman.

    Another checkpoint will be during the week of Feb. 15 on Fiske Heights Road near the railroad tracks in Harriman

  • 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.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint during the week of Nov. 9 on Hwy. 27 at Tyler Pointe shopping center in Roane County.

    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 THP.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads over the next several weeks.

    Troopers will conduct a safety belt checkpoint from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Interstate

    40 westbound 340-mile-marker off-ramp.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 28 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Oct. 5 on Hwy. 27 at Industrial Park Drive.

  • 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.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads in September.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 7 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Sept. 14 on Fiske Heights Road east of the railroad tracks.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Sept. 21 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

  • THP sets sobriety checks in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a couple of sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in August.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Aug. 24 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The second sobriety roadside checkpoint will be on the week of Aug. 31 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    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 THP.

  • 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.