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The Jefferson City Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The department is composed of 3 main divisions: patrol, criminal investigations, and animal control. The patrol division is responsible for preventing and deterring criminal activity in the community. These officers are also responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances. The criminal investigations division conducts investigations of crimes committed within city limits. The officers gather information and evidence used to solve crimes and prosecute the criminals. The animal control division handles stray animal, cruelty, abuse and animal bite cases. The department also offers community services such as self defense and crime prevention classes.
The overall crime rate in Jefferson City is 5% lower than the national average. The violent crime rate in Jefferson City is 62% lower than the national average. The residents of the city have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Jefferson City is statistically safer than 40% of all cities in the United States, and safer than 54% of all cities in the state of Tennessee.
The annual crime rate in Jefferson City per 100,000 people was 2,223 in the year 2019. Of the 2,223 crimes committed, there were approximately 36.6 rapes, 12.2 robberies, 97.7 assaults, 256.6 burglaries, 1,697.6 thefts, and 122.1 vehicle thefts. The year over year crime rate has decreased by 43%. Jefferson City is rated “B” in public safety.
Andy Dossett, Chief of Police
Jefferson City Police Department
100 City Center Drive
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Population Served: 8,000
Number of Officers: 25