|Brownsville Police Department
The City of Brownsville Police Department services the Brownsville municipal
city limits. The BPD provides law enforcement and peacekeeping services to over
10,000 people and over 9 square miles.
The Mission of the Brownsville Police Department is to provide the citizens
within our community a safe community free of crime, and the fear of crime, and
continually work to enhance the quality of life, through professionalism,
trust, communication, and team work.
A high standard of professionalism, which begins with a dedication to friendly
service through the empowerment of competent, well trained employees, and our
demonstrated integrity, which will provide a role model for our community.
A high level of trust between our community and our department, by being
accountable for our actions, acting reliable and responsible, we will strive to
promote a relationship with the community that is sincere, honest, and ethical.
We will use effective communication through listening and understanding, with
care and compassion, to the diversity of our community and our organization. By
maintaining and projecting an approachable, open-minded attitude and respecting
appropriate confidentiality, we will ensure open two-way communication.
The effectiveness of teamwork through flexibility, support, competent
leadership, fairness, and respect for cultural diversities, we will cooperate
in an atmosphere of interdependency with our community in achieving our common
Chris Lea, Chief of Police
The administrative offices of the
Brownsville Police Department can be
contacted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding
major holidays, located at 118 N.
Lafayette Ave, or by phone (731)
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Chris Lea, Chief of Police
Barry Diebold, Lieutenant,
Chuck Willis, Lieutenant, Administrative
Jody Bunney, Supply/Fleet Clerk
Jason Haynes, Patrol Lieutenant
Mark Covington, Patrol Lieutenant
Jason Singleton, Patrol Sergeant
Shawn Ribble, Patrol Sergeant
Kim Williams, Training Officer/Child
Sex Abuse Investigator
Judy Mouser, Executive Assistant to
the Chief of Police
Misti Daniels, Records Clerk
Carolyn Joyner, Records Clerk
Beginning July 1, state law is changing
how children must be restrained in car
safety seats. The Brownsville Police
Department is advising parents, grandparents
and other caregivers of the changes,
especially those affecting older children,
so they can prepare for compliance.
Brownsville Police and have conducted child safety
seat inspections for several years now. The check up
program has focused on proper installation of the seats.
The police are now working to alert the public to the
new laws aimed at better protecting all youngsters when
they travel in a motor vehicle.
Any child under age 1 (even if he or she weighs
more than 20 pounds) or any child weighing 20 pounds
or less must be in a rear-facing child restraint, in
the rear seat if available. Current law allows the
child to face forward.
Any child ages 1 through 3 years who weighs 20
pounds or more has to be transported in a
forward-facing child restraint seat, in the rear
seat if available. Currently, the child seat can be
placed in the front seat.
Any child 4 through 8 years who is less than 60
inches tall must be in a belt-positioning booster
seat, in the rear seat if available.
Children ages 9 through 12 years or any child
through 12 years of age who is 60 inches or taller
must use a seat belt system and be placed in the
rear seat if available.
Youth ages 13 through 15 years must use a
passenger restraint system.
Provision is made for the transportation of
children in medically prescribed modified child
The driver of the car is responsible for making
sure that children under age 16 are properly
restrained and may be charged and fined $50 for
violation of the law. If the child's parent or legal
guardian is present in the car but not driving, the
parent or legal guardian is responsible for making
sure that the child is properly transported and may
be fined for non-compliance.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers information about
child safety seats, seat recalls and installation at its website
www.nhtsa.gov. Also, visit
The Investigation Division of the Brownsville
Police Department is headed by Lt. Shawn Williams.
Members of the unit are:
The function of the Investigation Division is to
investigate all major crimes. We handle burglary
cases to murder cases unlike some departments that
have detectives who specialize in given crimes. We
work the crime scenes thru the investigation and
into court. After patrol personnel take the initial
report, the Lieutenant reviews the reports and assigns
them to investigators.
All investigators are highly schooled in such
areas as death investigations, crime scenes,
fingerprints, evidence handling, sex crimes,
forensics, court presentations, surveillance,
Each investigator came from within the police
department after having spent several years on
patrol. They were promoted thru experience and
The Violent Crimes Response Team is a new unit
within the department. It is comprised of members of
Investigations and Patrol. Members of the unit are
assigned to a major violent crime and assist with
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the phone number for the Brownsville Police
Where is the Brownsville Police Department located?
The Police Department is located at
118 North Lafayette Ave.
Brownsville, Tennessee 38012
What are the general business hours of the Police
The Police Department is open for general
administrative business 8 a.m. thru 4:30 p.m. Monday
- Friday (excluding most holidays). Of course law
enforcement activities are ongoing 24 hours a day,
365 days a day. If you are in need of assistance
after hours, please call 731-772-1215.
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
You may pick up copy of reports during general
business hours in the Records Department. For mailed
copies of reports, please call and request.
What should I do if I need to talk with a Police
If it is an emergency then dial 911, otherwise
contact the department on one of our other lines and
you can talk with an officer on the phone or ask
that one be sent to your location.
I have a civil problem (i.e. landlord - tenant
problems, vehicle re-possession, property questions)
who should I call?
If you only have a question regarding these or like
problems and there is no dispute / confrontation you
would need to contact an attorney for the best
answer. If you need the police to settle or prevent
a problem (in the city) call 731-772-1215 or
731-772-1260 - If it is an emergency dial 911.
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City of Brownsville Municipal Court
hears traffic and other misdemeanor violations and
animal control violations from the City of
Brownsville Code of Ordinances.
The Municipal Court sits in regular session on
Wednesday mornings at 3:00 p.m. of each week except
for recognized holidays.
Individuals choosing to pay the standard fine on
traffic tickets in lieu of making a court appearance
are encouraged to contact the court for information.
Please note that there are several traffic and other
misdemeanor violations that require a mandatory
Please contact Rena Fitts at (731) 772-1260 for any questions regarding your
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