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Community Joining Hands

The Pikeville Police Department is proud to announce the introduction of a groundbreaking program called “Community Joining Hands” to the residents of Pikeville, Tennessee. This program is built on the principles of community-oriented policing, which seeks to establish strong relationships between law enforcement officers and community members. 

Our Goal

“Community Joining Hands” aims to create a safe and secure environment by encouraging open communication and collaboration between the police department and residents, including local agencies and resources to reduce antisocial behavior and low-level crimes, however, it can reduce serious crimes as well. In this proactive approach to law enforcement, officers will be assigned to specific areas of the city, allowing them to become intimately familiar with the needs and concerns of their assigned community. By patrolling the same area consistently, the officers will have the opportunity to develop personal relationships with the residents, fostering trust and mutual respect.

The main objective of this program is to empower the community by involving them in the problem-solving process. By working hand in hand with citizens, the police department can better understand local issues and find effective solutions together. Through regular meetings, community members will have the opportunity to voice their concerns, provide valuable insights, and actively participate in developing strategies for crime prevention.

“Community Joining Hands” represents a shift from the traditional reactive policing model to a philosophy of full-service policing. Officers will not only focus on maintaining law and order but will also be equipped to address wider community needs. By actively engaging with citizens, officers can reach out to connect individuals with essential services, resources, and support systems.

The Pikeville Police Department firmly believes that this community-oriented approach will lead to stronger and safer neighborhoods. By fostering meaningful relationships and partnership between law enforcement and residents, the department aims to create an environment where everyone feels connected, heard, and protected. Together, we can address issues before they become more significant problems, ensuring a brighter and more secure future for Pikeville.

Meetings

Periodic meetings will be used to develop programs to heighten awareness of, and proper response to, suspected or actual criminal activity.  Speakers from law enforcement, as well as from a wide range of community organizations can address many topics of interest to the community. Meetings will take place quarterly at City Hall. 

 

 

The next “Community Joining Hands” Meeting will be held on Monday, August 12, 2024, 6:30 PM at City Hall.

The topic for the meeting on Monday, August 12th, will be traffic safety.

Crime statistics for the period of April 1st through July 31st will also be discussed.

Remember to have your questions, suggestions or ideas ready!!

To review information from past Community Joining Hands Meetings, click the button below.

Community Joining Hands Tip Sheet

The Pikeville Police Department understands the importance of community involvement in combating criminal activity. To facilitate this, they have developed a comprehensive Tip Sheet, designed to simplify the reporting process for citizens. Whether you witness or hear about any criminal incidents, the department encourages prompt reporting. The Tip Sheet offers the option of remaining anonymous, ensuring your privacy is respected throughout the process. Alternatively, if you feel comfortable, you can choose to include your contact information, enabling an officer to follow up with you for further information or clarification.

Accessing the Tip Sheet is incredibly convenient. Simply click on the image located to the right, which will provide you with a printable version. Once you have the sheet in hand, you can choose to fill it out at your convenience. Once completed, you have multiple options for submitting it to the Police Department. Whether you prefer to personally deliver it, mail it, or send it via email, the department accepts all forms of submission.

The Pikeville Police Department understands that some individuals may prefer a more direct approach when providing information. As such, they also welcome the opportunity for you to call or email in your tips directly. This allows for real-time communication, enabling you to share any details or observations without the need to complete the Tip Sheet.

By promoting community involvement and providing various reporting avenues, the Pikeville Police Department aims to create a safer and more secure environment for all residents. Your contribution, regardless of the approach you choose, plays a vital role in their efforts to prevent and solve crimes. So, whether it is anonymously submitting the Tip Sheet, engaging in direct communication, or utilizing any other reporting method, your vigilance and cooperation will undoubtedly make a difference in maintaining the well-being of the Pikeville community.

Email: PikevillePDTips@Bledsoe.net

Mailing Address: 25 Municipal Drive, Pikeville, TN  37367

Phone:  423-447-2919

Criminals hide their activities from Law Enforcement; however, they do not hide from the Citizens.

By working together, we can protect and enhance our Small Town Life.

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