Stolen Vehicle From Lewisburg, TN Recovered on Rice Rd. at Tom Lunn Rd.

Spring Hill, TN – On July 13th, SHPD officers were called to the area of the Worthington Glen Apartments for an abandoned vehicle. During the investigation the officers learned that the vehicle was recently reported stolen from Lewisburg, TN. The vehicle is pictured above. If you have information regarding this investigation, you may submit an anonymous tip here.

SHPD Investigating AT&T Store Burglary Where $25,000 Worth of Merchandise Was Stolen

Spring Hill, TN – On Friday July 2nd at around 2:15 AM, officers responded to a reported alarm call at the AT&T retail store on Main St. When they arrived, officers observed that the front door glass had been shattered. Approximately $25,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from the store. This burglary may be linked to other similar burglaries across the nation. Investigators are working with other law enforcement partners.  If you have information regarding this investigation, you can submit an anonymous tip.

SHPD Hiring for Certified Police Officer Applicants Only. Apply Online Through July 28th.

CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS ONLY

The City of Spring Hill will begin examinations for Certified full time police officers. All testing dates will be provided via email upon receipt of complete applications. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

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. All correspondences will be handled via email. No phone calls please.

Please apply online at: https://www.springhilltn.org/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Employment-Application-42

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 currently be a Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Disqualifications, include, but 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 Protections

· 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 oral interview, background investigation, criminal and driving history search, medical examination, psychological examination and deception test.

Employment Requirements:

Out-of-state certified candidates must successfully complete Tennessee Law Enforcement Transition School within 6 months of employment. All candidates must be able to work various hours and shifts, to include 12-hour work days (6am-6pm / 6pm-6am).

Benefits:

Starting pay $18.99, TCRS Retirement, life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance offered. Take-home car within a specified radius and after initial training is completed. Pay incentives for prior certified law enforcement experience and law enforcement related degrees.

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted through July 28, 2021 10:00 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.

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.

Patrols designated areas via motor vehicle or on foot; make police presence known in a manner that contributes to deterrence of law violations.

Prevents/discovers commission of crime; apprehends criminals and offenders; writes citations and makes arrests as appropriate.

Responds to calls/complaints involving automobile accidents, misdemeanors and felonies.

Conducts accident/criminal investigations; locates and questions witnesses, victims or other persons and 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.

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.

Provides assistance to other officers as needed; substitutes for co-workers in 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.

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.

Performs other duties as required.

(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. (General Order #2-4F, Job Description- Patrol/Traffic Officer)

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, 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.

Don’t Booze It and Lose It This Independence Day

The Spring Hill Police Department will be utilizing a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (https://tntrafficsafety.org/microsites/booze-it-and-lose-it/) to put more officers on the streets to look for impaired drivers this upcoming holiday weekend. We will also be assisting the Tennessee Highway Patrol with a sobriety checkpoint on Main St. on July 2nd. Please make good decisions (both with alcohol/drug use and with fireworks) and enjoy your holiday weekend.

FY 21/22 Budget to Include Three New Police Officer Positions

Last night the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman (BOMA) passed the Fiscal year 2021-2022 budget. Included in the upcoming budget were three new police officer positions and the associated costs for vehicles/uniforms/training/etc. This will bring our total number of police officer positions to sixty-nine. We would like to thank the BOMA for their continued support.

(UPDATED) Suspicious Activity in Benevento East Neighborhood on June 12th

Update (6/16/2021): The person who left the money has been identified. The person mistakenly went to the wrong house in the neighborhood. The money was meant for another house.

Spring Hill, TN- The Spring Hill Police Department (SHPD) is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on June 12th at around 1:20 PM in the Benevento East neighborhood (Duplex Rd. and Buckner Ln. area). One minor child (under 10 years old) was walking to the front porch of a house in the neighborhood attempting to see if a friend was home. An unidentified male was walking up to the porch ahead of the child. The friend, also under 10 years old, answered and opened the door. At this point an unidentified male who had been standing on the porch, out of view of the child inside the home, spoke to the minor child who answered the door. The male asked if her parents were home and the child stated that her mother was. The mother was not able to come to the door. After being told this, the male handed the minor child a $100 bill and told her to give it to her mother. The male is described as having white hair and white facial hair (goatee). The male was wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes. The family does not know this person. The male was seen driving away in a black 4-door Dodge Ram pickup (pictured above) with black rims. We are trying to investigate what the male’s intentions were. If you have information relating to this investigation, you can submit an anonymous tip here.

Alarm Call at Electronic Express Leads to Pursuit with Subject on Motorized Skateboard

Spring Hill, TN- On June 10th at 1:28 AM SHPD officers responded to an alarm at Electronic Express (1041 Crossings Blvd.). One officer went to the rear of the store where he observed the suspect (20-year-old male) leaving the store. The suspect fled on a motorized skateboard and officers activated their emergency equipment on their patrol vehicles. The suspect led officers on a short pursuit through the parking lot and then onto Crossings Circle. At the intersection of Columns Way and Crossings Circle officers exited their patrol vehicles and chased the suspect on foot. The suspect was apprehended a short distance later after a brief altercation with the officers. The suspect admitted to being in the building after finding the door open. The suspect was charged with burglary, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. The investigation is ongoing.

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

Female Suffers Self-Inflicted Stab Wounds at Target

Spring Hill, TN- Officers were called to Target at 1033 Crossings Blvd at 5:50 PM on June 7th to a reported stabbing. Officers arrived and located a 28 year old female who, according to her driver’s license, is from Illinois. The female sustained injuries to her upper chest area. Officers reviewed the in-store video and based upon that, her injuries were determined to be self-inflicted. The female was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center via Life Flight. She was in serious condition at the time of transport. The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

Money Gram Refund Program Opens to Take Claims

If you used MoneyGram to send money to a scammer between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017, you may be eligible to file a claim for a refund. The company handling claims — Gilardi & Co. LLC — is distributing $125 million from MoneyGram’s 2018 settlements with the FTC and Department of Justice (DOJ). In those cases, the FTC and DOJ charged that MoneyGram failed to meet agreements to crack down on consumer fraud involving money transfers.

You’re eligible to file a claim if:

  • you sent a MoneyGram transfer to a scammer from the United States between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017, and
  • you used your name on the money transfer.

The deadline to file a claim online or by mail is August 31, 2021.

You don’t have to be a US citizen or in the US to file a claim. If you already returned a prefilled form to Gilardi & Co. LLC, you don’t need to file another claim. You can file online, or print the claim form and mail it in with copies of MoneyGram receipts, “send” forms, and transaction history reports.

The claim form requires you to give your Social Security number (SSN). That’s because the federal Treasury Offset Program must find out whether you owe money to the US government before you can get a payment. It needs your SSN to do that.

You don’t have to pay fees to file your claim. You don’t need a lawyer to file a claim. Don’t pay anyone who contacts you and says they’ll help you file a claim or get your money back. When you file a claim, you have to give a MoneyGram money transfer control number (MTCN), an eight-digit number assigned to a MoneyGram transfer. It’s listed on MoneyGram receipts and completed “send” forms.

For more information about eligibility, the claims process, and other topics, go to ftc.gov/moneygram and moneygramremission.com.

Blog Topics: Money & Credit

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