Red Bank Police Department
Red Bank, TN 37415
from the Chief
The members of the Red Bank Police Department work diligently to provide the most professional service to this community every day. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this group of dedicated people and I am proud of the positive impact they strive to affect in the lives of our citizens. The officers, civilian support staff and volunteers are the core element in our agencies commitment to Community Service Policing and are the embodiment that is the Red Bank Police Department. Working with community leaders and other interested community members, we will continue to build stronger relationships to ensure the public’s trust in us.
Chief of Police
Red Bank Police Department
3117 Dayton Blvd.
Red Bank, TN 37415
RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM
875-0167 Ext. 2121
Payments Court Clerk:
874-0055 Ext. 1055
Hours to view videos or make payments:
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Where to go: 3117 Dayton Boulevard
The city of Red Bank and American Traffic Solutions have installed camera enforcement at Signal Mtn. Road and Dayton Blvd. and at Ashland Terrance and Dayton blvd. This program is designed to enforce our Red Light Traffic laws 24hrs a day. Our goal with this program is to control red light violations and to make these major intersections safer for everyone.
(1) How does the Red-light camera system work?
A Red Light Camera System is connected to the traffic signal and to sensors buried in the pavement before the crosswalk or white stop line. The system continuously monitors the traffic signal. After the traffic signal has turned red and, any vehicle passing over the sensors triggers the camera to take two pictures. The system also supplies a video of the violation which is viewed by a certified traffic officer before being mailed out to the violator.
(2) The light was yellow when I entered the intersection.
A citation is only issued when the images clearly show the vehicle crossing the intersection during the red phase of the traffic light. The traffic light must be red in both photographs.
(3) Will I get Points? Will this affect my auto insurance?
No, this data is not available to insurance companies. Since penalties to this system are monetary only, no points apply; as opposed to a red-light ticket physically issued by a law enforcement officer; in which case all penalties apply (Fines, costs, points, etc.).
(4) How is a violation processed?
Specialized image scanners zoom in tightly on the license plate of the captured image and then the DMV data is referenced to see if the plate matches the car’s description on record. If it does match and all legal conditions are met in the two photographs, a ticket will be sent by mail to the owner of the violating vehicle. The violations are processed by American Traffic Solutions and the Red Bank Police Department.
The Criminal Investigations Division is committed to providing the highest quality investigative and specialized response services to the public and the criminal justice community. The Division is guided by three immutable values: Honor, Courage and Commitment.
CID officers are involved in investigation of major crimes such as rape, murder, serious assault and any other offense that requires complex detection. They are responsible for acting upon intelligence received and then building a case, from analysis of the initial incident through to arrest and prosecution of the suspects.
FORENSIC MAPPING SYSTEM
The Red Bank Police Department uses the latest technology in Forensic Mapping. The Topcon GPT-3007W was purchased through the assistance of federal grants. Officers received specialized training on the multiple uses of this equipment. The equipment allows officers to accurately diagram crime scenes in a timely manner and is used by both the Traffic Division and Major Crime Division. The diagrams produced by the equipment aid the department in investigations and prosecutions.
K-9 ENFORCEMENT UNIT
The K-9 Unit is headed by Officer Shane Dockery and our dog Ann. K-9 Ann is a full blooded Labrador retriever, purchased from the Drexler School for dogs, located in Elkhart, Indiana. Ann is trained in narcotic detection. In September 2005 Officer Dockery went to Elkhart, IN for two weeks to be trained with K-9 Ann. During training he learned how Ann reacts when there is narcotics present in a vehicle or an area that is being searched. As the Red Bank Police Departments K-9 Unit, Officer
Dockery and K-9 Ann are dedicated to drug enforcement in our city.
The Traffic Divisions’ main goal is the safety of all people who operate on or around the roadways of the City of Red Bank. In order to obtain this objective, the Traffic Division is always enforcing the traffic laws and ordinances of the State of Tennessee and the City of Red Bank.
The investigators in the division review all of the Red Light Camera data and issue citations for violations. All Traffic Investigators are also certified Child Safety Seat Technicians and perform many child safety seat checkpoints throughout the year in both Red Bank and the surrounding area.
A member of the Traffic Division responds on all major traffic crashes and they are responsible for the investigation and any prosecution resulting from the crash. Each Traffic Investigator is a certified Traffic Reconstruction Specialist and has received many hours of intense training in the field. The traffic officers use the Forensic Mapping equipment to diagram the scene of a traffic accident which aids in the reconstruction of the crash.
The Red Bank Police Department Motor Squad is an integral part of the Traffic Division. All investigators are certified Motor Officers. The Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles are used in both traffic enforcement and special events, including parades, Presidential and other V.I.P. escorts, funeral escorts and other special
traffic control operations.
The Red Bank Narcotics Division is under the command of a Lieutenant and directly supervised by a Sergeant. The division is comprised of two investigators, of which both are also assigned to a federally sponsored multi-agency methamphetamine task force as well as their regular narcotic assignments.
The Narcotics Division is responsible for the investigation of illicit drug activity in accordance with Federal and State Statutes as well as local ordinances. The means by which this is accomplished varies, along with the techniques that are employed. At times it is feasible to identify the activity and affect an arrest immediately, while in other instances, long arduous investigations are required which may employ the use of confidential informants, undercover officers, and the general cooperation of the community. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Red Bank community while working to continually provide improved and responsive police services, giving our community a safe and secure environment in which to live. We are committed, dedicated and self-motivated in our effort to protect our streets, our residents, and our children against the distribution and use of illicit drugs. The Red Bank Police Narcotics Division actively cultivates a high degree of community involvement to assist in enforcement and prevention of drug abuse. We cannot succeed with this mission without the community’s help.
The Narcotics Division also conducts several anti-methamphetamine classes and can do other narcotics classes for schools, churches and other groups throughout the city as well as several locations in the Tri-State Community. If you call us we will come. We will gladly conduct these classes at any location throughout the state of Tennessee, Northern Georgia and Northern Alabama.
The Vice Division is comprised of a sergeant and two investigators. Members of this unit often conceal their identity in order to mingle with and infiltrate the criminal element. Their appearance and demeanor are more similar to the people they investigate than to police officers. Though they are the least conspicuous, these investigators contribute a great deal to the quality of life in our city. The Vice Division has developed an excellent working relationship with their counterparts in neighboring cities and counties, as well as with State and Federal Agencies.
Additional responsibilities of the Vice Division include monitoring the City’s massage businesses, bars, enforcing gambling and liquor laws, and participating in virtually any undercover assignment to help the Police Department better serve the community.
We were established to deal with situations within the city of Red Bank which require equipment, techniques and training which are beyond the norms of most police officers.
The Red Bank S.W.A.T. Team consists of ten officers. Team and Assistant Team Commanders, Team Leader, six operators and one tactical medic.
Personnel assigned to the S.W.A.T. Team have other assignments within the department. Members of our team are selected based on experience, training, firearms proficiency, and leadership skills. Members of the team receive or have received specialized training from several sources including A.T.F, the U.S. military, other local S.W.A.T. teams and state agencies. Team members train on a variety of scenarios which include high risk warrants/entries (business, schools and residential), mobile takedowns and woodland operations.
The team members undergo a regular training regiment to maintain a high level of proficiency in highly technical firearms tactics, and up to date S.W.A.T. tactics.
The goal of the Red Bank Police Department is to provide state-of-the-art in-service training that addresses contemporary policing practices and offer contemporary, specialized schools that meet the ever-changing needs of internal and external law enforcement personnel. The objective will be to develop a useful curriculum aimed at specific units within the department and to scrutinize lesson plans for diverse specialized schools to ensure that they meet standards.
The police department is under the rules of the Peace Officer Standards and Training commission. All fulltime officers are required to attend forty hours of In-Service Training yearly. Required training consists of Emergency Vehicle Operations, Firearms, and Child Sex Abuse.
The Red Bank Police Department instituted a volunteer reserve program in 2003. The department currently has ten reserve officers. The reserve officers receive eighty hours of training before they begin to work. After their training, they will work thirty days in a field-training program. After this is completed, the reserve officers follow the rule of P.O.S.T. working no more than 20 hours a week or no more than 100 hours a month. The reserve officers are responsible for the special events in the City of Red Bank such as the jubilee, Halloween bash, fall festival, and our Christmas event. The reserve officers are a true asset to the department.
Most of the documents generated by the Patrol Division are processed through the records office and either stored in this department or forwarded to another office or agency. Incident and traffic crash reports, arrest records and vehicle tow-in forms are just a few of the documents that are maintained in the police record files. Traffic citations and other legal forms are forwarded to the City Court after processing.
Processing records consist of:
• Classifying reports in order to comply with Federal and State guidelines.
• Copying different reports as required for the public, other divisions and other governmental agencies.
• The information from all reports is entered into a Records Management System, Visions, which is also utilized by other police agencies in the area, including Chattanooga Police.
Tennessee Incident Based Reporting
TIBRS was implemented to heighten the effectiveness and accuracy of the Uniform Crime Reports. The UCR System was established in1930 and was a nationwide, voluntary program consisting of local, state and federal agencies reporting crime statistics in summary fashion. The Red Bank Police Department has participated in the UCR program since the 1970s and TIBRS since it’s inception in 1997.
The Crime Statistics are published annually by the Federal government in Crime in the United States. Additional information on the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System is available on the State of Tennessee website.
The State of Tennessee sets forth required training for each agency and a Records Agency Coordinator (RAC) ensures that we are in compliance with the rules. The RAC attends training sponsored by the State of Tennessee on an annual basis and is responsible for uniform and consistent crime reporting.
The Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) is also a representative of Red Bank Police Department with training required by the State and the FBI in order to access the National Crime Computer (NCIC) and the Tennessee information system (TIES). Both areas of the Records Division is audited by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on a regular schedule to ensure compliance with all standards, rules and regulations of both State and Federal guidelines.
POLICE DEPARTMENT -
Chief Tim Christol ext. 2102
Lieutenant Jay Lamance ext. 2121
Administrative Assistant Debra Renfro ext. 2102
Records Clerk Kara Howard ext. 2150
SSgt. Dan Knight ext. 2106
Sgt. Steve Hope ext. 2101
Michael Ray ext. 2123
Doug Millsaps ext. 2037
Shane Dockery ext. 2104
Patrol ext. 1056
Traffic Division ext. 2125
Patrol Division: ext. 2125
1st Shift Rusty Aalberg
2ndShift Jamie Thompson
3rd Shift Stephen Satterwhite