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Police/Fire

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in the next couple of weeks in Roane County.

    Both checkpoints will be on Hwy. 384 (Patton Lane) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    The first checkpoint will be conducted on the week of June 28.

    Drivers can expect the second checkpoint on the week of July 5.

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

  • Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Scholarship goes to local teen

     

    Roane County High School senior Shayla Butler is the recipient of the 2013 Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Scholarship. Her father, Deputy Rick Butler, presented the $800 check to his daughter with his wife, Vicki, and Sheriff Jack Stockton. Shayla plans on attending Tennessee Tech while pursuing a degree in nursing. The Butler’s son, Kaleb, received the same scholarship in 2012. Kaleb is currently working towards a degree in nursing at Roane State and will transfer to Tennessee Tech with his sister in the fall.

  • THP to conduct April license check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a driver license roadside safety checkpoint from 6 to 7 p.m. April 19 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Still time to sign up for Citizens Police Academy

    It’s not too late to be part of the Harriman Police Department Citizens Police Academy from April 9-May 28.

    A few spots are still open, and the last day for applications is March 29.

    More information can be obtained by calling Karen Joseph at the police department at 882-3383.

    Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday.

    Training will include basic police training information, police policy, a simulated firing range, defensive tactics and self-defense.

  • Ever wonder how sheriff’s office works?

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for an upcoming citizens academy. Participants will meet every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 4 through May 30. Topics include drug investigations, patrol, corrections and the judicial system.

    A graduation ceremony for participants will be held.  

    Lt. Rick Baker decribed the academy as a condensed version of what people go through when they’re training to become police officers.

  • THP to conduct March sobriety check in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to midnight March 15 on Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • THP to conduct March license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct three driver license roadside safety checkpoints in March.

    The first will be from 8 to 9 a.m. March 1 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    A second checkpoint will be from 1 to 2 p.m. March 8 on Pine Ridge Road at the railroad tracks.

    The final one will be from 10 to 11 p.m. March 22 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 10 to 11 p.m. Feb. 15 on Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • THP to conduct February license checks in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1 on Pansy Hill Road in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

    THP officials said they have found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Officers complete crisis training

    Lt. Maretta McNichol and Capt. Tim Hawn of the Roane County Sheriff’s Office recently graduated with the fourth class of the East Tennessee Crisis Intervention Team training.

    To date, 71 area law enforcement officers have completed the program.

    “Law enforcement agencies in the area are to be commended for the value they place on this program by allowing officers to participate, especially given the shortage of staff in some departments,” said Brian Buuck, chief operating officer at Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital and Center in Oak