Specialized & Enforcement Programs

Police CanineThe Red Bank Specialized / Technical Enforcement Program is under the command of the Uniformed Services Supervisor. The Program is responsible for a wide variety of tasks within the community. One responsibility is handling investigations that are more in-depth than those which would be conducted by a uniform officer. The means by which this is accomplished varies, along with the techniques that are employed. Members of the team often coordinate with other agencies and departments in the course of these investigations and can operate in an undercover or covert status. At times it is feasible to identify the activity and affect an arrest immediately, while in other instances, long investigations are required which may employ the use of confidential informants, undercover officers, and the general cooperation of the community.

Other tasks include special programs in which the Red Bank Police Department participates in to promote safety and security among city residents. Such programs may consist of DUI enforcement and education, distracted driving enforcement and education, and other community events such as a safety expo.

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 cannot succeed with this mission without the community's help.

Narcotics Avoidance Education

Officers conduct 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.

Critical Incident Negotiations

The Critical Incident Negotiations Team consists of members of the department who have received specialized training in handling mental crisis situations and in negotiations. This training equips members of the team to more effectively deal with those in our community who might come into contact with law enforcement due to a mental disease or other issue. Some of the beneficial results of this training:

  • Decrease in the use of force used during contacts with mental health consumers
  • Decrease in the number of injuries that an officer, the mental health consumer or other citizens might receive
  • Decrease in arrest rates for the mentally ill
  • Securing outpatient treatment for the mental health consumer

Crisis Intervention Team

  • Clinical Issues
  • Psychotropic Medication and Side Effects
  • Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Alzheimer's Syndrome and Dementia
  • Legal Issues and Mental Health Law
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Borderline and other Personality Disorders
  • Community Resources, including training on assessing or requesting crisis services