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March Recycling Schedule

East of Cumberland: weeks of March 1st, 15th & 29th West of Cumberland: weeks of March 8th … [Read More...]

2014 Top Cop Photo

Top Cops

Two Morristown Police Department Detectives were recognized for their outstanding performance during … [Read More...]

Power Conservation Request from TVA and MUS

With the coldest temperatures in more than a year expected to arrive overnight Wednesday, the … [Read More...]

March Recycling Schedule

East of Cumberland: weeks of March 1st, 15th & 29th
West of Cumberland: weeks of March 8th & 22nd

Top Cops

2014 Top Cop Photo

Two Morristown Police Department Detectives were recognized for their outstanding performance during 2014 with the annual “Top Cop” award.  Police Chief Roger Overholt and Detective Captain Christian Newman presented Detective Lieutenant Vicki Arnold of the Crimes Against Persons Squad and Detective Ron Sargent of the Crimes Against Property Squad with a certificate of achievement award for outstanding performance, as the leading investigator on their respective squads.  The presentation was held during last week’s Investigations Division staff meeting.

Detective Lieutenant Arnold, a veteran of over 25 years with the Morristown Police Department, and Detective Ron Sargent, a 16 year veteran, were chosen by Investigations Division Detective Captain Christian Newman based on a variety of criteria including:

  • Detective’s Activity;
  • Extra Activity;
  • Attendance;
  • Open Case File Review;
  • Closed Case File Review; and
  • Peer Votes

Chief Overholt, Detective Captain Newman, and their co-workers congratulated the two Detectives.

This is the fourth “TOP COP” award for Detective Lieutenant Arnold, who received the award in 2005, 2011 and 2013.  It is the second award for Detective Sargent; receiving the award in 2008.

Both Detectives’ names have been engraved on the “TOP COP” plaque housed in the Investigations Division to honor their achievements.

Power Conservation Request from TVA and MUS

With the coldest temperatures in more than a year expected to arrive overnight Wednesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are working to ensure the availability of safe and reliable electricity. This involves identifying and implementing actions for curtailment of nonessential loads. TVA, MUS and other power companies have already initiated plans to reduce internal loads.

We are urging consumers – residential, commercial and industrial – to voluntarily conserve electricity to the maximum extent possible from 4:00 pm EST Wednesday through noon on Friday. Residential consumers are encouraged where possible to curtail use off all unnecessary in-house loads such as:
• Postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers, and cooking equipment especially early in the morning and early in the evening,.
• Eliminate the use of heating to the extent possible.
• Turn off nonessential lights, appliances, and other electrical equipment.

Garbage Service 02/17/15

City crews are working to clear streets and remove fallen trees and limbs. We will not be running normal garbage routes today. Our plan is to try and get both Tuesday and Wednesday routes tomorrow. Please have your cans at the curb early in the morning,

City Council Meeting Cancelled 02/17/15

Due to inclement weather and potentially dangerous driving conditions this evening, the Morristown City Council scheduled for today 2/17/15 has been cancelled.

All items on the published agenda will be placed on the agenda for the next regular meeting on March 3rd.

City offices are open for business and will close at 5:00 pm as normal.

Condition Update – Tuesday 6:30 am

Roads are ice/snow covered yet passable, please use extreme caution.

Be watchful for low limbs that are ice covered. Numerous trees have fallen during the night due to ice. Public Works crews have worked through the night clearing roads of these downed trees.

Road Crews continue to salt the roads.

City offices will be open for business as usual.

February Recycling Schedule

Recycling will be picked up during the following weeks:

West of Cumberland: Weeks of February 8th and 22nd
East of Cumberland: Weeks of February 1st and 15th

Top Detective – 4th Quarter

The Top Detectives for the fourth quarter of 2014 are Detective Lieutenant Vicki Arnold for Crimes against Persons Squad and Detective Sergeant Gary Bean for Crimes against Property Squad.

The decision for who are the top detectives for each squad is based on a number of criteria throughout the quarter, reviewed by Detective Captain Christian Newman.  The bulk of the score comes from detectives’ activity.   Cases assigned/closed, type of cases and type of arrest.  This makes up about 60% of the detectives’ score.  The detectives in each squad are ranked based on this criterion.  The rest of the score is based upon her reviews of the monthly line inspections, accuracy and timeliness of daily reports, and open and closed case file reviews.

One thing Captain Newman has been keeping track of is detectives extra activity.  This is activity that is non-investigative type work.  Detectives are to help patrol out when and where needed.  This activity can be, but is not limited to, issuing citations, searching for runaways/missing persons, answering/assisting on patrol calls and doing school/business walkthroughs,etc.


Awarding Quarterly Top Detectives started in April of this year, when Captain Newman was promoted.  Prior to April of 2014, the Top Detective Award was awarded monthly.


The Morristown Police Department is preparing for its nineteenth (19th) Citizen’s Police Academy Class. The class will start May 5th and end June 9th, 2015. Classes will be held at the Police Department on each Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Applications are now available to the public. Applicants that are interested may pick up an application at the Morristown Police Department located on the 1st floor of the City Center or call the Training Division to have one mailed. The application deadline is March 13, 2015.

CPA Pic 2

Due to limited space, applications will be accepted on a first come basis,pending the results of a background investigation of each applicant. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Those who miss Academy #19 due to limited space will have the opportunity to attend the next academy. (Date to be announced).

The Morristown Police Department invites interested citizens to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy. Upon completion of this course, each citizen will have a better understanding of the daily operations of the Morristown Police Department. It is our goal to continue to build a partnership with the community.

Any questions concerning the Citizen’s Academy #19 class may be directed to Sergeant Todd King of the Morristown Police Department Training Division at 423-585-4646.

City Audit Report Released

On Tuesday January 20th, the firm of Craine, Thompson & Jones presented the audit of City finances for fiscal year 2014. The report received a “clean” opinion and showed continued improvement in the City’s financial strength.  A copy of the report as well as other audits going back to 2005 is available on this site in the Finance section. A link to this year’s report is provided below.


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