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The Morristown Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The department is composed of 5 divisions: patrol, investigations, narcotics, support services, and specialized services. The patrol division is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances, traffic control, responding to calls for service, and providing crime prevention and conflict resolution. The investigations division is responsible for investigating crimes such as arson, sex crimes, auto theft, and homicide. The division also oversees the forensics unit, internet crimes against children unit, and victim/witness assistance program. The narcotics division’s duties include receiving and disseminating drug intelligence, conducting surveillance, making controlled narcotics purchases by use of undercover informants, and executing search warrants on known drug locations. The support services division is responsible for specialized enforcement activities, crime prevention, community policing programs, and recruiting. The specialized services division is made up of the criminal apprehension unit, explosive detection, K8 unit, litter crew, and special response team. The Morristown Police Department also offers public services such as house watches, citizen’s police academy, and crime mapping.
The overall crime rate in Morristown is 118% higher than the national average. The violent crime rate in Morristown is 119% higher than the national average. The residents of Morristown have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Morristown is safer than 3% of all cities in the United States, and safer than 5% of all cities in the state of Tennessee.
The annual crime rate in Morristown per 100,000 people was 5,104 in the year 2020. Of the 5,104 crimes committed per 100,000 people there were 3.3 murders, 39.6 rapes, 72.5 robberies, 735.2 assaults, 583.6 burglaries, 3,290.5 thefts, and 379.2 vehicle thefts. The year over year crime rate has decreased by 9%. Morristown is rated “F” in public safety.
Roger Overholt, Chief of Police
Email: [email protected]
Morristown Police Department
100 West 1st North Street
PO Box 1283
Morristown, TN 37816
Population Served: 29,000
Number of Officers: 81