Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Dandridge Police Department is to maintain its highest level of professionalism, integrity, and equality.  The Dandridge Police Department’s primary responsibility is to protect life, liberty, and property ensuring the highest quality of life for our citizens.  The Dandridge Police Department ensures that the Constitution of the United States, all Tennessee State Laws, and City Ordinances are enforced.  In remembrance of being the second oldest town in Tennessee, we are responsible for keeping our neighbor’s values in mind.  The Dandridge Police Department will be known as a community oriented agency.

Services

  • Hand-Gun Carry Permit Class
    • Handgun carry permit classes are held at the Dandridge Police Department.  The cost is $65.00 and pre-registration is required.  For more information regarding the handgun carry permit process and class requirements, please CLICK HERE!
  • Parade/Road Block Requests
    • All request for parades or road block requests must be submitted to Cheryl Collins at Public Works
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
    • A container is available to drop off “pill or solid” form of medications during normal office hours located in lobby of Police Department
  • R.A.D. (Rape, Aggression, Defense) Classes
  • Records Processing:  Records available from the Police Department are only for those which occur within city limits.  The following are examples:
    • Accident reports (roadways and private property)
    • Arrest, offense, and incident reports
  • Rescue 180 Meetings
    • Held last Thursday each month from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Executive Director Rev. Debra Shults at 865-640-4843
    • Rescue 180 is a program to assist with addressing underage substance abuse
    • For more information, visit the website www.Rescue180.com

Municipal Court

Rebecca SloanMunicipal Judge
Jim GassTown Attorney
Cheryl Collins/Christina RameyCourt Clerks

Municipal Court

  • handles class c misdemeanor traffic violations and city ordinance violations
  • meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month, except during observed holidays
  • begins promptly at 5:00 p.m.
  • any reset requests must be made one week prior to court date

All citations must be paid no later than scheduled court date.  To obtain accurate fee total, call the Records/City Court Clerk Cheryl Collins at 865-397-8862 ext. 21 or fax request to 865-397-4859.  Please include ticket numbers with all requests.

Payments Options

  • In person at Police Department at 267 W Highway 25/70
    • Payments can be processed between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F (closed on holidays)
    • Cash, Cashier checks or Money Orders accepted (no personal checks)
    • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Online Payments
  • Online Payments can be made by clicking here. 

(PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY COURT CLERK AT CCOLLINS@DANDRIDGETN.GOV OR (865) 397-8862 x21 TO VERIFY THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE BEFORE SUBMITTING AN ONLINE PAYMENT)

    • A 3% transaction fee will be incurred for each transaction

Contact Information

Police Department, 267 W. Highway 25/70, Dandridge, TN 37725

Phone:  865-397-8862     Fax:  865-397-5849

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed holidays)

Office Extensions for 865-397-8862

  • Police Chief Carson Williams, ext. 25
  • Police Records & City Court, ext. 21
  • Handgun Class Instruction/Sgt. Chris Fair 865-617-8650
  • Detective Lt. Kevin Bunch, ext. 27
  • All other requests, ext. 21

Other Important Numbers

  • Dandridge Anonymous Tip Line:  865-397-8861
    • This is a dedicated phone line open 24/7.
  • Jefferson County Dispatch:  865-475-6855
    • Call dispatch to request an officer or animal control.
  • Jefferson County Justice Center:  865-471-6000 (Sheriff’s Dept., Circuit/ Sessions Court, Juvenile Court, Jail)

For emergencies, please call 911.

Anonymous Tips

If you would like to advise the Police Department of criminal activity that is not an emergency or an in-progress crime, and want to remain anonymous, you can leave a tip on our hot line by calling 865-397-8861.  Crime prevention is best achieved when law enforcement officers work side-by-side with the public to fight crime in our community.