Police Department

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Police

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.

Pickup an Accident Report

If you need a copy of an accident report, go to the Buy Crash Website or visit our Police Department. Incident Reports are available for $0.15 per page.

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

Services

Background Check

Local background checks are also available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fingerprint Services

Fingerprint services are available by appointment only by calling 931-520-5345.

Evidence Pick-Up

Evidence pickup is available by appointment only by contacting 931-520-5345.

Annual Complaint / Internal Affairs Investigation

Read through the 2017 Complaint Analysis (PDF) for a summary of the annual complaint and Internal affairs investigation.