The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible unit within the police department. The division consists of, four lieutenants, four sergeants, 24 officers, and 14 reserve officers. The officers are usually the first contact for the City of Maryville. Being the visible symbol of the city services, the patrol division strives to make a positive impression with the highest quality of law enforcement available. Responding to the community needs, operations and day to day police services are met through specialized units which are highly trained and proficient at a variety of tasks. The units within the patrol division are the traffic, SWAT, honor guard, canine and bike patrol.
The Patol Division is responsible for providing the prevention and deterrence of criminal activity, responding to emergency situations, restoring order, protecting the peace for all persons. In essence, the patrol division solves problems and maintains the harmony of our community. The city is geographically divided into 4 zones to provide a quick and professional response for police services. This also allows for proactive policing with a visible presence of officers in both business districts and residential areas.
The Patrol Units vehicles have a distinctive black and white color scheme and are equipped with the latest police techonology, including in-car computers, visual and audio recording devices, and speed detection equipment.
Major responsibilites of the Patrol Division are:
* Answering calls for service
* Enforcing state laws and city ordinances
* Traffic control and vehicle crash investigations
* Special or unusual events and emergency operations
The Patrol Division operates 24 hours a day, through 4 personnel units (day, evening, night and traffic). The units have staggered shifts to provide continuous police coverage. If you have a problem or question regarding the patrol unit you can call Captain David Graves (865) 273-3851 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Traffic Unit was established in September 2003 at the direction of Chief Tony J. Crisp. The unit is currently staffed by a supervising lieutenant, a sergeant and five patrol officers. Every member of the unit has received advanced training in crash investigation as well as other traffic related subjects such as DUI/ Field Sobriety, Radar/Speed Estimation, Child Restraint Installation, and Police Motorcycle Operation.
The traffic unit was initially tasked with the detection of traffic violations and the investigation of traffic crashes. Since 2003 however, its role has grown to include a partnership with the Governor's Highway Safety Office (GHSO) to help reduce the number of traffic crashes occurring in the city of Maryville, paying particular attention to crashes involving personal injury.
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Parking Ordinances of the City of Maryville
Reporting Violations: Residents can call the City of Maryville Police Department at (865) 273-3700 to report parking problems or violations.
Residents can call the Communication Center's non-emergency number (865) 983-3620 to report vehicles abandoned or stored on public roadways.
Parking Citation Questions:
If you have any questions regarding parking citations that have been issued call the Maryville Municipal Court Clerk at (865) 273-3701.
Honor Guard Unit
The Maryville Police Department Honor Guard was established in 1993 to represent the Maryville Police Department, its officers and families at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial occasions. The honor guard participates yearly with other local law enforcement agencies at memorial services honoring fallen officers in Blount County.
The Honor Guard provides several services to the families of line of duty death/retired officers of the Maryville Police Department and surronding agencies. Some of the functions the honor guard unit provides are: casket guard, firing detail (21 gun salute), flag folding, presentation of colors, taps (trumpet) and pallbearer if needed. The honor guard is available to perform at numerous events with the prior approval of the Chief of Police.