Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The month of April is nationally recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. We will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote the 4th Annual Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving campaign during this month. Agencies across the state will participate in the campaign by promoting safe driving habits and increasing awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

Each year in Tennessee there are approximately 25,000 traffic crashes were distracted driving was a contributing factor. Some of those crashes are fatal.

Please review these tips in order to plan ahead and remain focused and alert will driving.:

  1. Put your mobile phone away.Pull over, if you need to make a phone call or send a text message. Never use a mobile device while driving. A hands-free device is safer to use, but the driver should still exercise caution and remain focused on the road.
  2. Set your GPS in advance.Program your GPS navigation before you leave the driveway. If you need to adjust your GPS, then pull over. Never operate GPS navigation while driving.
  3. Safely secure child passengers and pets.Make sure all passengers are properly secured before you begin driving. If child passengers or pets become disruptive within the vehicle, then pull over to address the disruptions.
  4. Eat beforehand.Make time in your schedule to eat before your trip. Never eat behind the wheel.

Vehicle Stolen From Driveway on Haversack Drive

April 4th – SHPD officers responded to a vehicle theft report in the 4000 block of Haversack Drive at about 10:15 AM. The driver of the vehicle went inside the home briefly while the vehicle’s engine was running. The driver observed the suspect inside the vehicle, backing it down the driveway. The last sighting of the vehicle was northbound on Columbia Pike close to Interstate 840. The vehicle is a white 2012 Buick Enclave with a Kentucky license plate.

The subject in the picture was seen several houses down from where the vehicle was stolen just a few minutes prior to the vehicle being taken. The subject matches the description that another witness gave of a subject that walking in front of the house seconds prior to the vehicle being taken. The subject is a person of interest in the investigation.

If you have information relating to the identification of the subject, please submit an anonymous tip here.

Officers Respond to Single Vehicle Wreck That Occurred on Port Royal Rd.

On Sunday March 28th at 3:45 AM SHPD officers responded to a call of a subject walking on Kedron Rd. close to Golf View Way. Officers located the subject who told them that they were driving their vehicle (pictured above) on Port Royal Rd. close to the bridge over Rutherford Creek. The vehicle left the roadway and went into Rutherford Creek. The subject was able to get out of their vehicle and walk to Kedron Rd where they were later found. The vehicle was pulled from the creek today after a local drone operator was able to locate the vehicle some 300 yards from the bridge, still in the creek. The driver sustained minor injuries but did not wish EMS transport.

SHPD Hiring for Property and Evidence Technician, Professional Staff Position, Deadline April 9th

Spring Hill Police Department Property and Evidence Technician

The City of Spring Hill is now accepting applications for full-time Property and Evidence Technician. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.  Selected applicants will receive an interview the week of April 12-16, 2021.

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 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
  • MUST possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license 
  • MUST be a citizen of the United States 
  • MUST pass a Psychological Evaluation
  • MUST pass a Medical Evaluation
  • MUST pass a polygraph

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 

Benefits: 

  • Starting pay $16.96/hr.
  • Work schedule is primarily during normal business hours
  • Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System 
  • Free 25k life insurance policy with option to purchase additional plans 
  • Option for free family medical plan 
  • Dental and vision insurance offered 

Deadline: 

Applications will be accepted through April 9, 2021 @ 8:00 AM CST.

Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to perform functions involving evidence /property room records, evidence, property and to provide general support within the Police Department. Duties and responsibilities include security and control of evidence/property, maintaining evidence/property records; performing evidence/property submittal functions; completing internal audits; and providing assistance to the public.

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.

Responsible for the security and control of evidence/property to include confidentiality of any persons involved.

Responsible for maintaining and cleaning evidence/property storage areas.

Performs evidence/property data entry functions via computer.

Maintains evidence/property log book.

Assures that all evidence is safe and secure in a manner so there is no cross contamination.

Maintains the integrity of the evidence/property room and lockers.

Conducts internal audits of the evidence/property room and prepares and/or generates reports in regards to the audits.

Maintains/updates files on all evidence/property submitted.

Copies and distributes correspondence, memoranda and other related materials.

Assures that property is returned to rightful owner (authorized persons) when possible.

Responds to routine requests for information or assistance from members of the staff, the public or other individuals.

Answers the telephone; provides information; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary; mails and faxes information as necessary.

Assures that evidence/property has been submitted correctly and provides necessary training in the proper submittal of evidence.

Transports evidence to Tennessee Bureau of Investigations when required and in a timely manner.

Secures dispositions from court system and files petitions to retain, destroy, return or sell evidence/property that has been processed through the court system.

Disposes of property per state and federal laws.

Periodically checks unclaimed property and makes an effort to contact owner.

Reports to the Lieutenant of Support Services

Additional Job Functions

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

High school diploma (or GED) required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Valid driver’s license required.

(ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED

TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines which includes a computer, printer, typewriter, facsimile machine, copy machine, calculator, telephone, etc. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary 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 administrative information. 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 Evidence/Property Technician. 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 Evidence/Property Technician.

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 office equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office 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 minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DISCRIMINATION: May require 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 minimal stress when confronted with an emergency related to the job of Evidence/Property Technician.

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 general 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 Evidence/Property Technician. Has general knowledge of Police Department practices 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.

Arrest and Multi-Agency Pursuit that Occurred on February 25th

On February 25th, 2021 SHPD Officers were at Commonwealth at 31 Apartments (2880 Commonwealth Drive) searching for Lewis Platner, 42 years old, who had active arrest warrants from our Department and also for probation violation.  Officers observed Platner and two other persons exit Platner’s apartment.   Platner went back into his apartment.   The other persons (Later identified as Hannah Williams, 31 of Antioch and Terrance Lewis, 31 of Nashville) got into a vehicle that was registered to Platner.   Officers obtained reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle but the vehicle fled north on Main St.  The pursuit was terminated by our Department according to policy.  The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office observed the subjects in the area of The Fields of Canterbury in Thompson’s Station and the subjects fled from them.  Williams and Lewis are not believed to still be in the area.   The SHPD will have pending charges on Lewis.  Both Lewis and Williams have outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions.  Platner was later arrested, without incident, inside of his apartment without incident and lodged at the Maury County Jail.

SHPD Patrol Vehicle Struck on Ramp to I-65 SB from Saturn Pkwy.

On Saturday February 20th, 2021 at approximately 6:30 PM an SHPD Sergeant was on the ramp to I-65 southbound from Saturn Pkwy. assisting a motorist while they changed a flat tire. The patrol vehicle was blocking one lane of travel due to the motorist’s vehicle being close to the road. A white sedan struck the side view mirror of the patrol vehicle, slowed down, and then fled the scene. Anyone with information concerning the collision investigation can submit an anonymous tip here. Since the collision involved a city vehicle, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is leading the hit and run investigation. There were no injuries.

Shoplifting Investigation from The Home Depot

The subjects pictured above are wanted for questioning concerning multiple shoplifting incidents at The Home Depot they are allegedly involved in. The last incident involved stolen power tools. If you can identify these individuals or have information regarding this investigation, contact Det. Gallahaire at bgallahaire@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip.