Spring Hill, TN – Detective Jeff Alexander recently attended a four-day Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Detective Alexander will be the Spring Hill Police Department’s (SHPD) CIT Coordinator. In that position he will serve as the liaison between the SHPD and mental health resources.
The CIT model, known as the “Memphis Model,” was first developed in 1988 and has spread throughout the country. In September 2007 a group of individuals who were dedicated to advancing CIT programs convened in Memphis to develop the Core Elements document. This effort was led by the founders of CIT, Dr. Randy Dupont and Major (retired) Sam Cochran.
The CIT program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and additional professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families, and other advocates. It is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention training to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment rather than place them I the criminal justice system due to illness-related behaviors. It also promotes officer safety and the safety of the individual in crisis.
CIT is a program that provides the foundation necessary to promote community and statewide solutions to assist individuals with a mental illness and/or addictions. The CIT Model reduces both stigma and the need for further involvement with the criminal justice system. CIT provides a forum for effective problem solving regarding the interaction between the criminal justice and mental health care system and creates the context for sustainable change.
Research shows that communities that prescribe to the CIT Program model, have higher success rates in resolving serious crisis situations. The SHPD hopes to have five officers attend the CIT training in November of this year and more attend next year. More Information about CIT can be found here.
Spring Hill, TN– The Spring Hill Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign from August 18 to September 6, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization to increase impaired-driving enforcement nationwide.
The Department will have extra officers patrolling with specific focus on locating and arresting suspected impaired motorists.
Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement, aim to drastically reduce the number of drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities this year.
The consequences of a single DUI conviction for a first-time offender in the state of Tennessee may include costly fines, court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device in his/her vehicle.
The THSO provides grant funding to support the Spring Hill Police Department’s increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.
We have a prescription drug drop-box that is located at 199 Town Center Pkwy. (police department lower-level). It is available to the public 24/7. Pictured above are the acceptable or prohibited items. We have collected 181 pounds, year to date.
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.
SPRING HILL, TN – As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, the SPRING HILL POLICE DEPT. is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From May 24 through June 6, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nationwide mobilization.
Buckling up is such a simple task that can keep you and your family safe in the car, but it’s more than that. Buckling up is the LAW.
Our law enforcement officers see the consequences of not buckling up. We see the loss of life. Often, it could have been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt. This should be automatic.
According to NHTSA, in 2019, there were 9,466 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m. – 5:59 a.m.) were not wearing seat belts. That’s why one focus of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations both day and night.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. The principal organizers of National Police Week include:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which produces the annual Candlelight Vigil. Phone: 202.737.3400 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol. www.policeweek.org
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.
We have taken several reports in the last couple months involving teenagers that have been “sextorted” online. Please see this article from the FBI for more information.
This crime occurs on various chat apps or electronic service providers such as Google, Facebook , etc. Sextortion describes a crime that happens online when an adult convinces a person who is younger than 18 to share sexual pictures or perform sexual acts on a webcam.
Sextortion can start on any site where people meet and communicate. Someone may contact you while you are playing a game online or reach out over a dating app or one of your social media accounts.
In some cases, the first contact from the criminal will be a threat. The person may claim they already have a picture or video of you that they will share if you don’t send more pictures. More often, however, this crime starts when young people believe they are communicating with someone their own age who is interested in a relationship or someone who is offering something of value. The adult can use threats, gifts, money, flattery, lies, or other methods to get a young person to produce these images.
After the criminal has one or more videos or pictures, they use the threat of sharing or publishing that content to get the victim to produce more images. (In our cases the suspect will threaten to send the illicit video to family members unless the victim pays the suspect not to).
The adult has committed a crime as soon as they ask a young person for a single graphic image.
Parents/guardians, please have a conversation about this with your teen. Make sure they know that if this happens to them and they do send video/image, they are not in trouble, they are the victim. They may be embarrassed or scared to come to you and tell you what happened. Please also tell your teen that once he/she sends a video/image that it’s now beyond their control as to where it is disseminated next.
Please report all sextortion attempts to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip line at https://report.cybertip.org/ and your local law enforcement agency.
In order to maintain staffing levels, we are limiting exposure to the community, therefore, we will not be conducting hand to hand transactions in our Records Unit (located at 199 Town Center Pkwy).
Please use the phone receiver on the wall if you need to request an officer. If you need a copy of a police/crash report, need to pick up property from the Evidence Custodian please use the following contact information:
Property and Evidence Pick-up:
Melissa Wilson | email@example.com | 931-486-2252 x251
Roger Peters | firstname.lastname@example.org | 931-486-2252 x221
Margaret Derryberry | email@example.com (PREFERRED) | 931-486-2252 x234
Information you will need to provide us:
Case number or name and date of birth of the party involved, along with the date/time of the incident
Your name and phone number
Method by which you want us to send the documents; email (preferred), fax, or mail.
We will advise you about payment upon completing your request.