Police FAQs & Helpful Info

Shelbyville Police Department
Records Division
109 Lane Parkway
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Accident Reports
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident within the city limits of Shelbyville Tennessee, you can obtain a copy of your accident at the Shelbyville Police Department Records Division.  Please bring the Report Status Form the officer gave you at the scene.

Email: records@shelbyvilletnpolice.org and provide the complaint/case number if you have it and the report will be sent back to you.

Under Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 55-10-107, the driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury or in which damage to property including his or her own, in excess of $400.00, shall, within 20 days of the accident forward a SR-21 form to the Department of Safety, State of Tennessee. Failure to comply, could result in the suspension of your driving privileges from the State of Tennessee. SR-21 forms are available at request.

Complaints
The Shelbyville Police Department prides itself in our employees, in the professional manner in which our officers are trained, and how they respond to calls for service. Occasionally, there will be times when a citizen feels that they have been mis-treated by the Shelbyville Police Department. We consider these complaints to be a way for the Shelbyville Police Department to monitor the actions of our employees. We utilize in car video camera systems in most all of our police units. These cameras help protect the citizen as well as the officer against any false allegations. All telephone calls coming into the Shelbyville Police Department are monitored and recorded to insure that conversations are handled in a professional and respectful manner.

If you do have a complaint against any employee of the Shelbyville Police Department, you will need to come into the department and speak with the supervisor on duty. They will provide you with a Citizen Complaint Form which must be filled out completely. It must include the names of all parties involved and those that have witnessed the complaint actions. Once this form is returned to the department, it will be forwarded to the Deputy Chief of Police for investigation. Following an investigation, a decision will be made whether the claim is justified, un-founded, or inconclusive, and you will be notified by mail of the results.  If you have a disability which prevents you from completing the form, an on duty supervisor will assist you in completing the form. You will be asked to identify yourself and then to give specific details about your complaint.  Citizens should be aware that persons filing false complaints against Shelbyville Police Department employees may be prosecuted under the authority of TCA Code 39-16-502 . Officers may also pursue a civil recourse against persons who file a complaint against them under false pretenses.

Police Officer Requirements
Pass a background check, physical, psychological, and drug/alcohol test prior to final consideration for the position. Applicants must be minimum age of 21 years old. Once hired, must be able to successfully pass a 12-week course at the TN. Law Enforcement Training Academy.





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