(UPDATED) The SHPD Is Requesting The Public’s Help In Locating a Missing 39 Year Old Man

Update January 31st – It is with extreme sorrow to report that last night Sean died of suicide. The SHPD sends our condolences to his family and everyone who knew him. If you or someone you know needs help, don’t hesitate to contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Spring Hill, TN- The SHPD is requesting the public’s help in locating Sean Heffernon (39 years old). Sean was reported missing on January 29th. He was last seen on January 28th. He may be driving a grey 2021 Chevy Silverado with a possible temporary tag of QDWP454. If you know the wherabouts of Sean, please call our dispatch center at 931-486-2632 or submit an anonymous tip here.

(Updated) Vehicle Shot In The Area of Saturn Parkway and Port Royal Road

Updated January 31st- Two arrests have been made in connection to this shooting, SHPD detectives arrested Juan Salas (24 years old of Spring Hill) and Nathan Grove (20 years old of Columbia). Both persons were charged with attempted second-degree murder, possession of a weapon during a dangerous felony, and reckless endangerment. Grove was also charged with tampering with evidence. The motive for this shooting appears to be a road rage incident.

All persons arrested enjoy the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.

Spring Hill, TN – On January 26th at 10:30 PM, officers were dispatched to the 4600 block of Port Royal Road to multiple calls concerning someone shooting a gun. Witnesses heard several gunshots and saw a person standing outside of what appeared to be a dark-colored SUV shooting at another vehicle that was close to it. Officers could not locate any victims or involved vehicles at this time. A short time later, the subject in the car being shot at returned to the scene and spoke with officers. Officers observed several bullet holes in the vehicle. Officers also collected other evidence that was at the scene. The gunfire hit no one inside the vehicle or in the surrounding area. This incident remains under investigation to include motive. If you observed this incident and officers did not speak to you or if you have information that could help this investigation, please submit an anonymous tip here.

(UPDATED) 16 Year Old Missing Juvenile

16-year-old Alicia Garcia

Updated February 6th- Alicia was found safe in Texas. We thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Houston Police Department for their assistance.

Spring Hill, TN – The SHPD requests the public’s help locating 16-year-old Alicia Garcia, who left her home in Spring Hill either early this morning or late last night. She is 5’5 and weighs 120 pounds. No clothing or vehicle description is available. If you know where she is, please call our dispatch center at 931-486-2632 or submit an anonymous tip here.

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Shell Casing Recovered on Kedron Rd. After Officer Hears Gunfire

Spring Hill, TN – On January 16th at 3:55 AM an officer was on patrol in the area of Wright Elementary school when five gunshots were heard. A citizen also called into our dispatch center reporting hearing gunshots as well. Officers were able to locate five spent shell casing in the 3900 block of Kedron Rd. At this time, we are not aware of any houses or persons being hit by gunfire. If you have any information related to this incident, please submit an anonymous tip here.

Area of Kedron Rd. where casings found

SHPD Hiring for Police Officers |Deadline to Apply is February 20th

Spring Hill, TN – The City of Spring Hill will begin examinations for full-time police officers. All testing dates will be provided via email upon receipt of complete applications. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email.

The City of Spring Hill offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants without regard to race, sex, creed, color, age, religion, national origin, physical impairment, or other non-merit factors. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

For any questions, please email shpdemployment@springhilltn.org. No phone calls, please.

Please submit an online application.

Qualifications:
• H.S. diploma or equivalent required
• MUST be 21 years or older at the time of testing
• MUST possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license
• MUST be a citizen of the United States
• MUST pass a thorough background investigation
• Certified Officers MUST submit a copy of their certification to shpdemployment@springhilltn.org

Disqualifications include, but are not limited to:
• Convictions, guilty plea, or nolo contendere of a felony offense
• Conviction of a crime of moral turpitude
• Conviction for any federal, state, or local ordinance relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substance
• Any violation of a domestic statute, including Orders of Protection

• Delinquent on Child Support, student loans, etc.
• DUI convictions or interlock device required
• Dishonorable discharge or equivalent from any armed forces
• Visible tattoos, body art, or intentional brandings that are deemed offensive or provocative shall be concealed from public view while on-duty. Tattoos, body art, or brandings that are deemed offensive or provocative and can’t be covered will not be permitted.

Testing Requirements:
Candidates will be required to submit to physical fitness testing, written testing, oral interviews, criminal background investigation, criminal and driving history search, fingerprints, medical examination, psychological examination and deception test. Certified Officers will not be subjected to written or physical testing.

Employment Requirements:
Uncertified or out-of-state certified candidates must successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Police Academy or POST Transition School within 6 months of employment, if applicable. Candidates must be able to work various hours and shifts, to include 12-hour work days (6am-6pm / 6pm-6am). All officers are scheduled to work 86 hours per two-week pay period.

Benefits:
• Starting pay of $45,000.00 with incentives for college degrees
Non-Certified Applicants: After successful completion of the Field Training Program and Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, pay increases to $50,217.00
Certified Applicants: After successful completion of the Field Training Program and POST Transition School (if applicable) pay increases to $50,217.00
• Annual Leave available after 6 months of employment and accrued thereafter
• Sick leave accrued monthly
• Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
• Free 25k life insurance policy with option to purchase additional plans
• Option for free family medical plan beginning the first of the month following the date of employment
• Dental and vision insurance offered
• Take-home car within a specified radius and after initial training is completed
• Uniforms and equipment are provided, along with an annual uniform allotment
• Numerous hours of annual training exceeding state mandate

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through February 20, 2023 @ 8:00 AM CST.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• May supervise, direct and evaluate assigned staff; may assign work and provide assistance/guidance.
• Patrol designated areas via motor vehicle or on foot; make police presence known in a manner that contributes to the deterrence of law violations.
• Responds to calls/complaints involving automobile accidents, misdemeanors and felonies.
• Enforces all City and State codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
• Prevents/discovers commission of crime; apprehends criminals and offenders; writes citations and makes arrests as appropriate.
• Conducts accident/criminal investigations; locates and questions witnesses, victims or other persons and 2 takes statements; interrogates suspects; collects evidence; examines records; testifies in court; serves warrants, obtains subpoenas and makes arrests; conducts surveillance; works undercover; prepares detailed investigative reports.
• Intervenes in fights/disputes which cause disturbances/confusion; mediates disputes.
• Administers first aid as appropriate. Enforces vehicle parking and operating laws; uses radar units to enforce speed laws, concentrating efforts on high-accident locations, citizen complaint locations, and locations where officers have observed high speed.
• Establishes traffic control and police protection at incidents attracting crowds; performs police duties at parades, processions and other events; provides security/escort services to individuals, businesses or others as appropriate.
• Examines premises of unoccupied buildings/residences to detect suspicious conditions; reports safety hazards associated with facilities serving the public (e.g., deficient streetlights, signs, road surfaces, etc.).
• Provides assistance to motorists as appropriate.

• Provides assistance to other officers as needed; substitutes for co-workers in the temporary absence of same; performs flexible unit assignments as needed in emergency response.
• Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general public, news media, court personnel, employees, officials, or other persons.
• Confers with staff, police officers and others as necessary to obtain information or resolve problems; contacts command/supervisory personnel by radio, telephone, pager/beeper, voice mail, etc., for emergency response and critical incident communications.
• Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
• Answers the telephone; provides information, advice and guidance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.
• Prepares reports, logs, citations, and other documentation; maintains files and logs; performs other clerical duties. Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, etc., for reference and/or review.
• Attends shift meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of City/departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing policies and procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law.

Additional Job Functions
• Performs other duties as required.
• Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
• Sixty credit hours of college education preferred. Requires Police Officer certification by the State of Tennessee within (6) months from the date of hire. Requires a valid Driver’s License.

(ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines, tools and equipment which includes a motor vehicle, computer, calculator, copy machine, telephone, camera, video camera, tape recorder, two-way radio, radar gun, baton, handcuffs, gun/firearm, etc. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or
materials. Must be able to exert in excess of one hundred pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to fifty pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for very heavy work.
DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange technical or administrative information relating to law enforcement. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures related to the job of Police Officer. Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise,
voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand basic to complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job of Police Officer.
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and utilize statistical inference.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with equipment.
MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated equipment.
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, 4 switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
COLOR DISCRIMINATION: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public, and officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency related to the job of Police Officer.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
KNOWLEDGE OF JOB: Has considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City and Police Department practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the job of Police Officer. Has considerable knowledge of local ordinances and of law enforcement practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of
daily responsibilities. Knows how to develop and administer operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the department. Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental operations and activities. Is able to effectively communicate
and interact with supervisors, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the department. Is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner. Has good organizational, human relations, and technical skills. Is able to use independent judgment and work with little direct
supervision when necessary. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers. Is able to follow all
precautionary measures when dealing with suspects who are known to be dangerous. Is able to remain calm in emergency and/or life-threatening situations.

SHPD Investigating Alleged Road Rage Incident That Occurred on January 11th

Spring Hill, TN – The SHPD is seeking to speak with a driver involved in an alleged rage incident that occurred on January 11th a little after 12 AM. The alleged victim stated they were traveling south on Main St. when the driver of the black Toyota Tacoma in the video pulled beside the victim’s vehicle and pointed a handgun toward the victim. There was no gunfire during this incident. The truck is described as a black TRD-trim Toyota Tacoma with black rims. The driver of the Tacoma is described as a heavyset, middle-aged white male.

Detectives would like to speak with the driver of the Tacomas as part of their investigation. Please contact Det. Thompson at gthompson@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip here.

SHPD Investigating Incident at Body Shop Athletic Club On January 5th

Spring Hill, TN – On January 5th at 6:30 PM officers were dispatched to 125 Stephen P. Yokick Pkwy (Body Shop Athletic Club) to a reported disturbance involving a handgun. It was reported that several subjects got into an argument while playing basketball and one retrieved a handgun, allegedly preventing others from leaving. No shots were fired. Several involved subjects, including the person with the gun, were gone when officers arrived. If anyone has information regarding this incident, you may submit an anonymous tip here.

Murfreesboro Vehicle Burglary With A Nexus To Spring Hill

Spring Hill, TN – MPD Detectives are investigating a string of car burglaries that occurred at Richard Siegel Soccer Park and SportsCom on Dec. 6. A black BMW SUV is seen on video stopping in the parking lot while two individuals get out and start looking into vehicles. The individuals broke the windows of the vehicles and stole items including debit cards, ID cards and car keys.

One person of interest is seen on camera at Kroger on Memorial Blvd. attempting to charge $1,998.80 on a card, but the transaction was declined. One of the victims’ personal items were found in Spring Hill, TN. If you know the identity of the individual in the photo or the individuals who was with him, please call Murfreesboro Police Detective William Pullias at 629-201-5640.

You can also submit an anonymous tip here.

Stolen Credit Cards Throughout Williamson County Used at Spring Hill Walmart

Spring Hill, TN – SHPD detectives are working to identify the persons pictured above that used credit cards stolen in Williamson County to purchase several $500 gift cards at the Walmart in Spring Hill. The subjects were seen getting into a white Jeep Wrangler with a black hard top. If you can identify these subjects, please contact Detective Gillam at sgillam@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip here.