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The Newbern Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The department is responsible for patrolling the city, enforcing laws and ordinances, traffic control, conducting criminal investigations when needed, and providing conflict resolution and crime prevention. There are 2 lieutenants, a captain, and a chief that act as the commanding staff of the department.
The overall crime rate in Newbern is 18% higher than the national average, and the violent crime rate is 65% higher than the national average. The residents of Newbern have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Newbern is statistically safer than 36% of all cities in the United States, and safer than 47% of all cities in the state of Tennessee.
The annual crime rate in Newbern per 100,000 people was 2,767 in the year 2020. Of the 2,767 crimes committed per 100,000 people, there were 30.4 murders, 60.8 rapes, 547.3 assaults, 304 burglaries, 1,672.2 thefts, and 152 vehicle thefts. The year over year crime rate has increased by 33%. Newbern is rated “C” in public safety.
Richard Barnes, Chief of Police
Newbern Police Department
624 Nora Drive
Newbern, TN 38059
Population Served: 3,500
Number of Officers: 9