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Take Me Home is a free program provided by the Chattanooga Police Department. Take Me Home allows family members and legal guardians to register emergency contact information for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. If an individual is found alone or reported missing, law enforcement and emergency services personnel can search for emergency contact information, detailed physical description, and a photo of the individual, saving valuable time.

For more information, email takemehome@chattanooga.gov


To enroll someone, visit tmh.chattanooga.gov

 

 

 

CHATTANOOGA POLICE DEPARTMENT INITIAL REPORT OF COMPLAINT

Email: CPDInternalAffairs@chattanooga.gov 

Phone number: 423-643-6240

Fax: 423-643-6253

 

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Crime Stoppers Chattanooga encourages members of the community to assist the Chattanooga Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage community members to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information given leads to an arrest.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers by calling

423-698-3333

WRCB-TV Channel 3 is the exclusive television partner of Chattanooga Crime Stoppers. A Crime Stoppers story airs each Wednesday during the 6:00 evening news.

For more information, visit the Crime Stoppers Chattanooga website. Or like Crime Stoppers on Facebook

 

 
 

Crime can have a lasting impact on victims, their families, and our entire community. Victims and survivors of crime have the right to feel heard and supported. They need to have access to support services that address their psychological and emotional needs, as well as have their safety concerns addressed. The overall goal of the Victim Services Unit for the Chattanooga Police Department is to partner with officers, investigators, and community stakeholders to create a network of care and support for victims of crime in our City. This will be achieved through direct service provision, continued follow-up care and advocacy, criminal justice support, and community agency referrals. The following are objectives of the Victim Services Unit:

· To create a cohesive and streamlined response to the victims of crime who are being served by the Chattanooga Police Department.

· Increase awareness of Victim's Rights and Responsibilities in the criminal justice and judicial processes.

· Provide victim-centered and trauma-informed advocacy services to victims and survivors of crime.

· Increase awareness of local and community resources and social services for victims of crime.

· Provide comprehensive and ongoing training for Chattanooga Police Department, other local law enforcement agencies, and the public safety community at large.

 

Services Provided by the VSU:

· Follow-up Support & Advocacy

· Safety Planning

· Social Service Assessment & Planning

· Criminal Justice Support and Advocacy

· Court Accompaniment

· Crisis Counseling & Intervention

· Information & Referral

· Filing Assistance for TN Criminal Injuries Compensation Program

· Community Outreach

· First Responder Training

· On-Scene Response

 

 Tennessee Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights

Crime victims in the State of Tennessee have the following rights:

· The RIGHT to confer with the prosecutor about their case.

· The RIGHT to be free from harassment, intimidation, and abuse throughout the criminal justice system.

· The RIGHT to be at all proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.

· The RIGHT to be heard, when relevant, at all critical stages of the criminal justice process as defined by the General Assembly.

· The RIGHT to be informed of all proceedings, and of the release, transfer or escape of the accused or convicted person.

· The RIGHT to a speedy trial or disposition and a prompt and final conclusion of the case after the conviction or sentence.

· The RIGHT to restitution from the offender.

· The RIGHT to know about each of these rights established for victims.

To learn more about your rights as victim of crime, please click here.

 

Helpful Resources

Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office
Address: 600 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Telephone: (423) 209-7400
Click here for additional information

Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office
Address: 3202 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406
Telephone: (423) 493-5175

Hamilton County-Chattanooga Family Justice Center
Address: 5705 Uptain Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Telephone: (423) 643-7600
Click here for additional information

Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund – Division of Claims
Address: 502 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243-0202
Telephone: (615) 741-2734
Click here for additional information

Office for Victims of Crime
Address: 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Telephone: (800) 363-0441
Click here for additional information

 

VSU Contact Information

Main Line: (423) 643-5000

Emergency: Dial 911

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Victim Services Coordinator: Caroline Huffaker

 

 

The Chattanooga Police Department's Communications Office serves as a central source of information for release by the department and responds to requests for information by the news media and the community.

The Communications Office consists of one civilian (Communications Coordinator) and one sworn police officer (Police Information Officer). The office releases information on aggravated assaults with a weapon, bank robberies, homicides, SWAT call-outs, officer involved shootings, and any other high profile incidents as dictated by protocol.

All Communications personnel work with media on a daily basis, respond to requests from the public and participate in writing news releases. Additionally, the Communications Coordinator provides media relations training for CPD officers, internal communications for department employees, and content management for the Chattanooga Police Department's website and social media platforms.

For active crime scenes: The civilian and/or sworn personnel will identify a sworn commanding officer to provide on-camera, phone and radio interviews to media outlets who request them.

For interview requests, non-active incident: The Communications Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All interview requests should be submitted before 3:00 p.m.

Elisa Myzal, Communications Coordinator

Email: elisamyzal@chattanooga.gov

Office Number: 423-643-5707 

 

Resources

 The CPD Pressboard

The Pressboard Report is a list of criminal incidents - including the report narative - the cooresponding narrative that occured during a specific time period.

Pressboard Reports

 

Police Data Initiative

In May of 2014, Mayor Andy Berke signed an executive order establishing an Open Data Policy for the City of Chattanooga. Since that time, the City has taken a number of steps as directed by Mayor Berke's order, including creating an open data portal as well as participating in the White House's Police Data Initiative.

Last year the White House launched the Police Data Initiative. Since that time, the initiative has mobilized 53 leading jurisdictions across the country to take fast action on concrete deliverables responding to the White House's 21st Century Policing Task Force recommendations in the area of data and technology.

Through this effort, the City is responding first to the White House's 21st Century Policing Task Force recommendations within two streams of work:

  • Using open data to increase transparency, build community trust, and support innovation
  • Better using technology such as early warning systems to identify problems, increase internal accountability, and decrease inappropriate uses of force

The City of Chattanooga currently provides data through the Chattanooga Open Data Portal. This is a public site developed by the City and allows community members to examine information on police incident reports dating back to 2005, traffic citation information and 911 calls for service.

Click the PDI Public Safety Open Dataset below you would like to review: 

Police Incidents

E911 Calls for Service

Traffic Citations

Code Violations

 

Additional Public Information:

City of Chattanooga Open Violent Crime Data

City of Chattanooga Open Family Violence Data

City of Chattanooga Citations by Location

Crash Data by County 

FBI UCR Crime Data

TN Crime Info 

TN Crime Data 

All State laws can be found at the Tennessee Code Unannotated - Free Public Access Website 

If you have questions concerning City of Chattanooga codes can be found on the City Codes Website.

 

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