What’s Happening in Morristown?

New Jobs Survey

A multi-national company is considering Morristown as home for a new call center, bringing from … [Read More...]

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Sewer Projects – Week of March 22nd

Work has been scheduled on the sewer systems around town. Temporary road repairs will be made and … [Read More...]

MPD Technology Upgrade

MPD Media Release – Technology Upgrades

The Morristown Police Department is preparing for technology upgrades. The MPD and the City of … [Read More...]

New Jobs Survey

A multi-national company is considering Morristown as home for a new call center, bringing from 500-1000 new jobs to town! Help them make this decision by filling out a short survey about your interest for these types of jobs. As a thank you for filling out the survey, you will be the first to be notified of new job openings. Help bring new jobs to Morristown!
Click here to fill out the survey:  2015 Call Center Prospect Survey

Sewer Projects – Week of March 22nd

Work has been scheduled on the sewer systems around town. Temporary road repairs will be made and loose gravel should be expected. Take caution when driving these roads. View the documents below to see what roads will be affected over the coming week.

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MPD Media Release – Technology Upgrades

The Morristown Police Department is preparing for technology upgrades. The MPD and the City of Morristown’s IT personnel have been working to prepare MPD personnel, as well as some finance personnel to transition to a new records management system (RMS) and court software, from Tyler Technologies.

This week, personnel began training for the new upgrades. Every member of the department will utilize this technology. Officers will now be able to write and submit offense and arrest reports in the field. Once a report is submitted, there is a workflow that the report shall go through up the chain of command, for approval. The system will allow for less error and allows personnel to validate offense and arrest data by Tennessee Incident Based Reporting (TIBRS) rules.

The court software allows for the MPD and members of the finance department to work off the same system; something that is currently not being done. By the finance department and police department working from the same system, the citizens will see more efficiency when paying MPD citations. This will also allow for the Court Clerk to see what tickets have been paid in real time.

The technology upgrades overall will allow Morristown Police Department to serve the citizens of Morristown more efficiently, it will minimize errors and eliminate redundancy. Initial training will last through March 27, 2015, and the system will go live the week of March 30, 2015. A representative from Tyler Technologies will continue to be on-site the first week, to help make the transition smooth.

MPD Technology Upgrade

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

Morristown: Moving Forward

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