Special Units

Crime Prevention Unit

Crime Prevention Officer: David Cole
(615)446-5403 or 441-9580

The City of Dickson Police Department is committed to the development and implementation of comprehensive proactive programs and procedures, which anticipate, recognize and assess crime risks and which initiate actions to remove or reduce those crime risks.

D.A.R.E. Lion with a squad car

Although Crime Prevention is a fundamental responsibility of every departmental employee, the Crime Prevention Unit is specifically charged with the responsibilities of planning and coordinating Crime Prevention programs to inform, educate and to assist citizens in becoming more Crime Prevention/Crime Reduction oriented.

The City of Dickson Police Department places an emphasis on Crime Prevention programs and encourages citizen participation, taking an active role in helping to reduce crime. This concept in enhanced by promoting citizens involvement through the following programs:

  1. Neighborhood Watch / Business Alert
  2. D.A.R.E.
  3. Women’s Basic Self Defense Class
  4. Law Enforcement Explorers
  5. Child Safety Seat Checkpoints
  6. Outstanding Warrants
  7. Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry

Hostage Negotiation Team

The City of Dickson Police Department’s Hostage Negotiation Team is made up of 4 officers who are from almost all the divisions in the department. Commanded by Commander Eddie Breeden, the team responds to situations when someone is taken hostage or is threatening their own life. The City of Dickson Police Department along with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office train together to create a unified Hostage Negotiations Team.

A Special Operations Response Team exercise

Special Operations Response Team

The City of Dickson Police Department’s Special Operations Response Team is made up of 8 officers who are from every division in the department. Commanded by Captain Larry Storey and two team leaders, the team responds to unusual occurrences which include situations of an emergency nature resulting from natural or man-made disasters, or civil disturbances which include riots, disorders, violence arising from dissident gatherings, marches, or labor disputes. The Special Operations Response Team also responds to barricade/hostage situations, bomb threats, special events and civil defense.

The City of Dickson Police Department is prepared to respond effectively to any of the unusual/special events. Too many variables involved prevent precise development of plans for specific situations. However, base-planning considerations can be identified and special plans can be developed to guide police supervisors in dealing with a variety of unusual/special operations.

The City of Dickson Police Department along with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office train together to create a unified Special Operations Response Team.

The City of Dickson Police Department plays host to a Southeastern United States S.W.A.T. training every year.

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