A Special Thanks

Thank you!Substance abuse is not unique to any one ethnic, social, or age group. Experience indicates this problem cannot be solved by law enforcement action alone, but takes active support and resources from the entire community.

The law is a deterrent, but education is our best protection. At every opportunity, we must inform the public of the problems and horrors connected with substance abuse, substance dependency, and death caused by such.

Independence Day 2014

Parking lot layout 7-4-14We would like to remind everyone as they set out for the holiday weekend that no use of fireworks will be allowed within the city limits of Cordell. Any person who causes a firework to be discharged will face fines and possible imprisonment. Any person who throws active fireworks from a motor vehicle may face felony charges.

Please report any use of fireworks inside city limits to us immediately. While we have seen a better share of rain this year, sparking fires with fireworks remains likely.
It is always a violation of law to use fireworks within city limits unless it is authorized by the city council or mayor for displays in city parks. This year, we will be opening the Gregory Sports Complex (airport) for personal fireworks displays. However, there are a few rules:

Click It or Ticket Mobilization Begins

Five-Oh Flip The Cordell Police Department wants to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, Cordell police will be stepping up enforcement beginning May 19th.

Cordell Police Department's efforts are part of a larger, national Click It or Ticket mobilization that runs May 19 – June 1. As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement officials across the nation will be ensuring that everyone buckles up.

Reckless Conduct Causes Accident

Crash050714On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, officers were dispatched to the Cordell Memorial Hospital emergency room on a report of a motor vehicle accident. The collision occurred just outside the emergency room, and hospital personnel had already taken the driver inside, where she was treated and released. The driver was identified as Brittney Plummer, 20, of Cordell.

Are Tornadoes New to You?

I have decided to take a moment to convey a little life history of mine. The main purpose is to provide persons new to the area information about weather emergencies and what they can expect. In addition, it may provide a little humor and sincerity to your day.


Officer Assaulted in Late Night Arrest


Jerold Randolph Smith, 64, of Cordell, was arrested on several charges including assault upon a police officer, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.

On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at about 10:30pm, officers were dispatched to the Right Here C-Store in the 400 block of north Glenn English on a report of an intoxicated male at the drive through window.

Teen Arrested for Laundry Mat Break-In



On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at about 3:00pm, officers were dispatched to the area of the 200 block of east Clay to search for a suspect who had just fled Rite Way Laundry.

Witnesses told police that the suspect had broken into one of the locked coin drawers and was stealing quarters.

Tennessee Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Domestic Violence


Leonardo Challenger, 43, of Gallitin, TN, was arrested at the Quail Run Apartment Complex by Cordell Police just after 5:00am on 02/23/2014 on complaints of domestic violence and kidnapping.


Police received a frantic phone call from the victim who stated she had been assaulted and held against her free will by Challenger.

Understanding Core Values of Policing

In today's society, choosing the appropriate policing strategy for our communities is no simple task. Increased violence against police officers, terrorism, school shootings, and illegal immigration are only a few of the things that have significantly altered the role of police. However, every strategy must adhere to a set of core values.


Missing Person Melissa Flores

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