Cookeville Police Department Careers
911 Dial Restrictions
Dial 911 only in the case of life threatening emergencies or crimes in progress. The purpose of Putnam County’s 911 Emergency Telephone System is to provide an immediate response of police, fire, or medical personnel for emergency occurrences. To accomplish this, it is imperative that the calls received on 911 lines be restricted to those situations that require immediate dispatching of Police, Paramedic, or Fire Department personnel.
Report a Crime
If you are a victim or witness to a crime or you would like to report suspicious activity, please dial 911 for emergencies or call 931-526-2125 for non-emergency situations.
Pick up an Accident Report
If you need a copy of an accident report, please visit our Police Department. Incident Reports are available for $0.15 per page.
Reports are also available online here: Purchase Crash Reports
If you have been involved in a crash and are a resident of Tennessee, make you sure you fill out this form: Owner / Driver Report
Local background checks are also available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fingerprint services are available by appointment only by calling 931-520-5345.
Evidence pickup is available by appointment only by contacting 931-520-5345.
Hire a police officer for an extra duty function
If you would like to hire a police officer for an extra duty function please call 931-287-2520 or send your request to CookevilleTN@ExtraDutySolutions.com.
Alarm Permit Application
Please print and complete the attached form before mailing it to address on the form along with a check for $12.00 for the application fee. Alternatively, the completed form and payment can be brought to the information window at the police department between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Annual Complaint / Internal Affairs Investigation
Read through the 2021 Complaint Summary (PDF) for a summary of the annual complaint and Internal affairs investigation.