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The Newport Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The department is composed of 3 main divisions: patrol, detective, and administration. The patrol division is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances, and providing crime prevention and conflict resolution. The division responds to calls for service within the city limits. The detective division conducts criminal investigations, apprehends criminals, and prepares cases for prosecution. This division is also responsible for registering sex offenders residing within city limits. The administration division is made up of the department’s command staff, and records unit. This division also organizes community programs for the residents.

The overall crime rate in Newport is 246% higher than the national average, and the violent crime rate is 144% higher than the national average. The residents of Newport have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Newport is statistically safer than 1% of all cities in the United States, and safer than 1% of all cities in the state of Tennessee.

The annual crime rate in Newport per 100,000 people was 8,125 in the year 2020. Of the 8,125 crimes committed per 100,000 people there were 130.8 rapes, 29.1 robberies, 784.9 assaults, 828.5 burglaries, 5,552.3 thefts, and 799.4 vehicle thefts. The year over year crime rate has decreased by 16%. Newport is rated “F” in public safety.

J. Maurice Shults, Chief of Police
Phone: 423-623-5556 ext 501
Email: [email protected]

Newport Police Department
330 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821
County: Cocke
Phone: 423-623-5556
Fax: 423-623-7234

Population Served: 7,000
Number of Officers: 22

Newport, Tennessee Information

Newport is located in eastern Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Cocke County. Newport covers a total of 5.53 square miles and has a population of 6,848. The city was incorporated in 1799. There are 81 registered sex offenders residing in the city.

Newport has a Board of Mayor and Aldermen as the form of local government. There are 4 aldermen, a vice mayor, and a mayor. The current mayor is Roland Dykes III.

Contact the Mayor:

Roland Dykes III, Mayor
Email: [email protected]

Record Requests and Mugshots in Newport, Tennessee

Public records are available through the Newport City Recorder’s Office. Record requests must be submitted in person or by email. Proof of Tennessee residency is required when submitting a request.

Email: [email protected]

Police records are available through the Newport Police Department’s administration division. Record requests must be submitted in person. There is a $5 fee for state crash reports, $5 fee for private property crash reports, and $4 for incident reports. Proof of identity is required when submitting a request.

All persons arrested by the Newport Police Department are transported to the Cocke County Jail. The jail does not offer a public inmate roster to view inmate’s mugshots and charges. All inmate records are released through the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Newport, Tennessee

The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The office is composed of 32 law enforcement personnel and 5 dispatchers.

Criminal warrant information is released in person at the office only.

The office does not have a most wanted list.

Cocke County Sheriff’s Office
111 Court Ave.
Newport, TN 37821
Phone: 423-623-6004

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