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.

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

Scam Tags:  Wire Transfer Scams

Harvest Point Subdivision: Multiple Vehicle Burglaries, Stolen Vehicle, Vehicle Pursuit in Last 48 Hours

Anonymous tips can be submitted here.

Spring Hill, TN – We have taken several reports in the last 48 hours from the Harvest Point Subdivision which is located in southwest Spring Hill off of Cleburne Rd. Those reports include:

Carraway Lane – stolen vehicle, 2 vehicle burglaries (May 28th-May29th)

Crutcher Lane/Violet Drive/Green Farm Way – Vehicle burglaries, stolen vehicle (May 29th between 10 PM and 11 PM)

During the overnight hours of May 28th to May 29th a vehicle was stolen from Carraway Ln and there were 2 vehicle burglaries on Carraway Ln.

On May 29th at 10:48 PM a complainant called into the Emergency Communications Center and reported that subjects driving a white Chevy Malibu and black SUV were attempting to enter or did enter several vehicles in the Harvest Pointe subdivision. A short time later an officer located a white Chevy Malibu on Beechcroft Rd headed east bound. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle for investigatory reasons but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was terminated in accordance with policy.

On May 29th at 11:05 PM an SHPD officer observed a black Ford Escape (possibly the one from the earlier all) commit a traffic violation in the area of Cleburne Rd. and Beechcroft Rd. The officer activated his emergency lights and siren and the vehicle did not stop as it headed on Cleburne Rd. towards the city limits. The pursuit continued to the parking lot of Spring Hill High School and then to Richmond Rd. via a gravel service road. Officers lost sight of the vehicle at one point and it was found in a ditch on nearby Richmond Rd. There was no one inside of the vehicle.

The driver of the Escape is described as a white male who was wearing a dark colored with multi-colored paint on it. We are asking all home-owners with cameras in this area to check footage on May 29th from 10 PM to 11 PM.

TBI Launches TN KidKit, New Resource for Parents and Guardians

Please read about this valuable resource from the TBI to quickly assist in locating missing children.

NASHVILLE – Today, to coincide with National Missing Children’s Day, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation launched TN KidKit, a resource to help parents and guardians document key details about the children in their care, just in case an emergency should arise.

“When a child goes missing, every second matters,” said Shelly Smitherman, TBI’s Assistant Special Agent in Charge overseeing the Bureau’s missing children efforts. “So, too, does having the right kind of information.”

TN KidKit provides parents and guardians an easy-to-use way to compile key facts, photographs and additional relevant information about their children, which can then be printed or digitally stored to easily share with law enforcement if a child in their care were to go missing.

“We work too many missing children cases in which parents don’t have a suitable picture of their children or can’t recall their height, weight, or other key facts,” said Smitherman. “Trying to remember them when their child is missing is understandably tough and can often slow down an initial search. That’s why we’d encourage every parent to take a few minutes to fill out a TN KidKit – and update it regularly – just in case it might help when it matters most.”

The resources, along with more information about missing children in Tennessee, can be found online at www.TNKidKit.com.

(Subject Identified) Male Wanted for Questioning After Engaging in Lewd Act in Department Store

Picture of subject was removed due to identification

(Previous) Spring Hill, TN- The Spring Hill Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the above male. The male entered a local department store on May 13th at approximately 5:45 PM, went to the women’s underwear section, sniffed a pair of underwear, and then performed a solo lewd act while still in the same clothing section. A store employee observed this action and the male exited the store prior to officers arriving on scene.

SPRING HILL POLICE DEPT. PROMOTES “SLOW DOWN TENNESSEE” TO REDUCE SPEEDING-RELATED CRASHES

SPRING HILL, TN – Spring Hill Police Dept. has partnered with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” During April 16 – 30, Spring Hill Police Dept. will increase education, awareness, and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide.

The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a safe speed while driving. Speed limits may vary depending on the county and road conditions; therefore, drivers must always pay attention and adhere to posted speed limits to ensure the safety of all roadway users. 

For more information about speeding, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org/slow.

Warmer Weather = More Bicycles on the Road

Since the weather is getting nicer, more and more bicyclists will be integrating with the motoring public. We would like to remind motorists that you must give at least 3 feet of space when passing a bicycle. We would like to remind bicyclists that you are treated like a vehicle and must obey traffic laws such as stopping for stop signs. More information can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/tdot/multimodal-transportation-resources/bicycle-and-pedestrian-program/tennesse-bicycle-laws.html

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.

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.